They’re defending champions, have home advantage where they’re unbeaten in all competitions this season, and have just won a European doubleheader to top their Heineken Cup pool, but Richard Cockerill steadfastly refuses to let go of Edinburgh’s underdog tag for the 1872 Cup.
George Horne’s meteoric rise at Glasgow was the main reason Henry Pyrgos ended up at Edinburgh but the pupil is looking forward to taking on one of his mentors when they meet the 1872 Cup opener this weekend.
The SRU’s Director of Rugby Scott Johnson will depart Murrayfield at the end of the Six Nations to take up a similar post in his native Australia.
Edinburgh aren’t surprised they have defied the odds of 14-1 to win their Pool in the Heineken Champions’ Cup and emerged as the dominant force with one foot in the quarter-finals, says lock Ben Toolis.
Edinburgh took a mighty step towards the Heineken Champions’ Cup quarter-finals by comfortably beating Newcastle Falcons in their backyard and seizing control at the top of Pool 5.
Newcastle Falcons will field almost a completely different – and much more formidable - side in the second half of their Heineken Cup doubleheader against Edinburgh, but it’s nothing Richard Cockerill didn’t expect.
Eight changes from the team that romped to Glasgow’s biggest-ever win in France won’t “weaken us at all” for the return game at Scotstoun, believes Warriors head coach Dave Rennie.
Given that the going is always good to firm for the thoroughbreds at Scotstoun, George Turner expects even more attacking play from the Glasgow Warriors as they seek to complete a 10-point job over Lyon in the Heineken Champions’ Cup.
Tommy Seymour came to Glasgow as something of a project player almost a decade ago, but he’ll leave as a British Lion, one of the most prolific wings in Scottish rugby history and probably playing the rest of his career as a Warrior.
Those of you who don’t like a little constructive criticism - and I know there’s some out there - look away now. It’s time for my annual report of Scottish professional golf.