Glasgow romped into the Guinness PRO14 final with a half-century and seven tries in a semi-final rout of Ulster at Scotstoun last night.
Glasgow Warriors have learned the lessons from last year’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final flop, but the biggest changes to this year is simple continuity and results, believes head coach Dave Rennie.
Stuart Hogg says the crushing disappointment of the Heineken Cup loss at Saracens has motivated him and the squad to get one more piece of silverware before this era is done.
The thought of sitting in the stands again as Glasgow played in a Guinness PRO14 final was enough to help fan favourite DTH van der Merwe “smash his rehab” and get back into contention for a semi-final game.
It’s definitely not normal practice for a head coach to start a controversy when there previously was none, but Glasgow’s Dave Rennie waded into one with some relish last week.
Townsend wants to see more from Richie Gray, but will give Duncan Taylor every chance to go to Japan
Gregor Townsend will give Saracens centre Duncan Taylor and the uncapped Blade Thomson all the time they need to get up to speed for the Rugby World Cup but hasn’t afforded nearly the same scope to Richie Gray.
Gregor Townsend has left the door ajar for Richie Gray to make the Rugby World Cup but the big lock is one of several notable names not in the Scotland coach’s training squad for the tournament in Japan.
We’re getting to accustomed to seeing Jim Hamilton, the former Scotland and Edinburgh lock, in media rooms across the country these days.
Adam Hastings is happy for Dave Rennie to say that the current Glasgow Warriors stand-off has the potential to be better than his former team-mate, Scotland stand-off Finn Russell.
The Warriors will not leave Glasgow for the Guinness PRO14 play-offs while Edinburgh’s season – which looked so promising only a month ago – ended abruptly and with no tangible reward in the 34-10 loss at Scotstoun.