Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend completed his 44-strong Rugby World Cup training squad by selecting Glasgow Warriors’ Scott Cummings and Kyle Steyn to fill the two remaining places.
It seemed a ludicrous decision at the time, and hasn’t been placated by watching it back later.
Leinster’s big-match experience just got them through to beat Glasgow in a pulsating Guinness PRO14 final in front of a record crowd at an atmospheric Celtic Park.
Stuart Hogg was not quite being restrained at Celtic Park in the hours before his final game for Glasgow in today’s Guinness PRO14 final, but “the brakes were on” after the departing full-back went “beserk” at training on Thursday.
Zander Fagerson hasn’t shirked any of the paternal duties with his new baby daughter despite Glasgow’s season stretching all the way to the Guinness PRO14 Final.
Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 Final at Celtic Park marks - mercifully - the end of the 2018-19 rugby season.
Glasgow romped into the Guinness PRO14 final with a half-century and seven tries in a semi-final rout of Ulster at Scotstoun last night.
Glasgow Warriors have learned the lessons from last year’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final flop, but the biggest changes to this year is simple continuity and results, believes head coach Dave Rennie.
It’s definitely not normal practice for a head coach to start a controversy when there previously was none, but Glasgow’s Dave Rennie waded into one with some relish last week.
Townsend wants to see more from Richie Gray, but will give Duncan Taylor every chance to go to Japan
Gregor Townsend will give Saracens centre Duncan Taylor and the uncapped Blade Thomson all the time they need to get up to speed for the Rugby World Cup but hasn’t afforded nearly the same scope to Richie Gray.