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.
Henry Pyrgos thinks the Glasgow Warriors are set for a seamless transition from the Gregor Townsend era when they back up Saturday’s brilliant win in Paris in the return game against Racing 92.
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.
Jason O'Halloran's decision not to accept an invitation to join the British and Irish Lions coaching team appears to have head coach Warren Gatland in a quandary.
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.
The Glasgow Warriors’ next three games – starting with Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 home match against Cardiff Blues - “in a way define our season”, believes coach Mike Blair.
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.
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.
Glasgow now expect Edinburgh “to play their best rugby of the season” against the Warriors in 1872 Cup games, says head coach Gregor Townsend.
Edinburgh could book their place in the last eight of the European Challenge Cup if they beat Stade Francais in Paris tonight, but head coach Duncan Hodge just wants to see some consistency of performance – preferably in the same game.