He could be out for 10 weeks, and with Ryan Price also suffering with a bad back, I had to bring someone in.

We have to improve our home form if we are to stay in contention so I can't stress enough the importance of these next two games. We will not be influenced by their positions either. Both opponents are capable, on their day, of beating teams in higher positions.

One or two players didn't make the grade last year. But we've assembled a competitive 28- man squad that should be able to build on last year's progress.

The surgeons here are using minimally invasive techniques.

I saw things which you know are not right but which you have no power to stop. If you say anything, you are out of a job.

That's huge for patients who may have used pain medications for a long time and have a tolerance. It can take the anxiety away; some are fearful of waking up to incredible pain.

We're delighted to have finally secured Liddell's services. He was capped by Scotland last season and is a top quality player.

These were massive results for us and now we need to keep churning out the points.

The new players need to impress. They're fighting for their position and the established players know there is genuine competition for places.