Dave Rennie and the Glasgow Warriors “haven’t even talked” about their record run of wins to start the Guinness PRO14 and just simply teeing up the next one.
Dave Rennie will need every bit of his increased squad when the international programme starts in November but Glasgow’s new head coach is being forced into full use of it already.
Stuart Hogg is out of Glasgow’s crucial European Rugby Champions Cup clash with Montpellier on Friday still suffering from the injury that knocked him out of the Australia Autumn Test.
Glasgow’s disappointments in Europe will help them in the long-term as they re-enter the Guinness PRO14 tonight against new South African visitors Southern Kings, believes Dave Rennie.
Dave Rennie believes he’ll find out more about his Glasgow Warriors “under the blowtorch” against Vern Cotter’s Montpellier side packed with international quality at Scotstoun.
Success for Glasgow under new head coach Dave Rennie is simply winning the Guinness PRO14 – a lofty aim in the Kiwi’s first year at the helm of the Warriors but the only one his team can have, in the coach’s opinion.
Even by the bi-polar standards of Scottish Rugby optimism, this has been a chastening two weeks.
Dave Rennie is sure that George Horne will “do as he’s told” with elder brother Peter teaming up as his half back partner for the Glasgow Warriors’ Guinness PRO14 clash with Leinster at Scotstoun tonight.
Glasgow Warriors have added another lock in Kiran McDonald and retained Ratu Tagive for a second season as the new squad for incoming coach Dave Rennie continues to take shape.
The Guinness PRO14 - as we’re all desperately now trying to remember to call it – seems to be all new this year.