Adam Hastings is happy for Dave Rennie to say that the current Glasgow Warriors stand-off has the potential to be better than his former team-mate, Scotland stand-off Finn Russell.
The Warriors will not leave Glasgow for the Guinness PRO14 play-offs while Edinburgh’s season – which looked so promising only a month ago – ended abruptly and with no tangible reward in the 34-10 loss at Scotstoun.
Glasgow 34 Edinburgh 10: Warriors counter-punch their way to handsome win and end Edinburgh’s season
Glasgow Warriors booked their Guinness PRO14 home semi-final and ended Edinburgh’s season with a proper “rope-a-dope” performance on the way to a handsome victory at Scotstoun.
Both Edinburgh and Glasgow have big game issues and tonight’s 1872 Cup game with play-off considerations at stake is a test for both and for Scottish rugby, believes Richard Cockerill.
Dave Rennie won’t have his protégé Aaron Cruden at Glasgow Warriors next season nor on-field lieutenant Callum Gibbins for tonight’s crunch meeting with Edinburgh.
Third time lucky in the SRU Midlands Bowl Final has sent the Dundee University Medical Society RFC – or DUMs as they’re happy to be known – on the international pitch at Murrayfield for finals day on Silver Saturday.
Even the youngest man in the Glasgow Warriors’ squad has no qualms about poking his finger in the chest of one of his veteran team-mates if it’s required.
Stuart McInally well remembers being told at the end of the warm-up for last year’s third and final 1872 Cup game that Edinburgh were in the Guinness PRO14 play-offs, but the skipper knows it’s a different set of circumstances this time.
Second season syndrome was almost assured for Richard Cockerill at Edinburgh. It was almost impossible to avoid.
Edinburgh’s recent dominance over Glasgow in head-to-head clashes is starting to seriously bug the Warriors, veteran forward Rob Harley admitted.