As tenacious as ever, Richard Cockerill simply won’t let go of his grip of the underdog tag going into today’s 1872 Cup first leg at Murrayfield.
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.
Here’s Scotland’s second half performance against Ireland in their 22-13 Guinness 6 Nations defeat laid out in the simplest terms.
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.
Richard Cockerill still won’t relinquish tag of underdogs going into the second game of the 1872 Cup despite Edinburgh’s reasonably comprehensive win in Saturday night’s opener and the growing evidence that they have the number of the Glasgow Warriors.
Three defensive calamities by Scotland gave Ireland all the ammunition they required to get back on track and inflict the first away win at Murrayfield in the Guinness 6 Nations for three years.
Running out to see both tiers of the East Stand at BT Murrayfield packed out is the big inspiration for Edinburgh to retain the 1872 Cup, not the “bragging rights” that rarely get bragged about, says Stuart McInally.
Edinburgh 13 Munster 17: Earls score proves the key at Murrayfield again as Edinburgh lose out to Munster
A late try by Keith Earls – just as he did for Ireland last month – proved just enough for Munster to defeat Edinburgh in a gruelling Heineken Champions Cup battle at Murrayfield.
Blair Kinghorn’s part in Edinburgh’s try of the season was simple – pick the ball up, and look for Bill.
Adam Hastings has played in a football stadium just once before, and it didn’t go too well, but it fortunately wasn’t in rugby.