Edinburgh face “more than just a game of rugby” believes head coach Richard Cockerill as they seek to keep alive their hopes of retaining the 1872 Cup against Glasgow Warriors.
For all that they’ve had the mob hand on Glasgow these last few years, there was a feeling that Edinburgh’s 29-19 victory at Murrayfield in Saturday’s 1872 Cup second leg was a pivotal one in the club’s future.
Scotland plans for the forthcoming Six Nations will have to undergo a 33-day overhaul after Matt Taylor’s departure to Australia was confirmed and Welshman Steve Tandy was appointed the new defence coach.
Scott Cummings expects a backlash from Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield on Saturday after Glasgow’s opening 1872 win – but says the Warriors pack don’t get bullied by anyone anymore.
Every game is a must-win in the Guinness PRO14 for here on in if the Glasgow Warriors are to be absolutely sure of their customary play-off spot in May, says assistant coach Kenny Murray.
Greig Laidlaw finally confirmed last week what many of us had suspected since his emotional rendering of the anthem in the RWC warm-up game against France in August.
Grant Gilchrist feels Edinburgh didn’t get the physical contest they and their fans wanted in the opening 1872 Cup and wants his team to impose their game on Glasgow again.
Edinburgh have agreed terms to keep three more players into next season and beyond with resurgent centre Mark Bennett the headliner of the trio.
Two late tries from a penalty award and from Darcy Graham finally turned a thrilling end-to-end 1872 Cup derby in Edinburgh’s favour at Murrayfield.