On paper it was the exact right result – a try bonus win against the bottom club – but Dundee HSFP know they dodged a bullet as they try to climb back into the promotion race in BT National league Division One.
Edinburgh need to temper their ambition with the basics that were once their speciality if they want to climb the Guinness PRO12 and get revenge over Zebre in Italy this week, says head coach Duncan Hodge.
The Guinness PRO12 leaders and "the best team in the league" are the best way for Glasgow Warriors to get back to winning ways at Scotstoun tonight, believes Gregor Townsend.
A late try double by Dundee High stand-off Fraser McKay lifted his side to a narrow victory against a brave Howe of Fife side who played a man down for nearly an hour.
The Glasgow Warriors were clinical and efficient in securing their first 1872 Cup win in two years scoring three tries to nil against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield in the Boxing Day derby.
Only two years Adam Ashe was that guy, the youngster lauded in his first Scotland cap barely out of the Under 20s and apparently set for a long and glittering career in the national team back row.
Just three fixtures ago Howe of Fife’s BT National League One status looked all but over, but it seems there’s a whole lot of life in this team yet.
You can guess that there’s a sense of acceptance amongst the Howe of Fife faithful in the stand at Duffus Park when you hear more than once “it’s a young team, maybe going down won’t be a bad thing”.
Fortune favours the brave, but you’d have a hard time convincing Howe of Fife supporters of that after Saturday’s dramatic finish to the BT National One derby with Dundee High.
Glasgow Warriors cruised into the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup with six tries in a record humiliation of two-time champions Leicester Tigers at their famous Welford Road ground.