A trip to Welford Road in April would be right up Richard Cockerill’s street, but there will be no getting ahead of themselves for Edinburgh as they plot a way to the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
Four tries from their electric wing Darcy Graham allowed Edinburgh to cruise into a European Challenge Cup quarter-final over an outmatched Agen at Murrayfield.
It’s only six years since Gregor Townsend feared that he and Stuart Hogg “might not work together as player and coach” but now the electric full-back, Scotland’s high-profile player in modern times, is also the national team’s captain.
Dave Rennie is a maths teacher to trade and even he’s having a little trouble determining what needs to happen to get Glasgow into the last eight of the Heineken Champions Cup, but at least the Warriors know what they have to do to even start the calculations.
Glasgow Warriors did their job in resounding fashion at Sale, but will have to wait for two Sunday results to see if they can squeeze into the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals for the second year in succession.
The four senior executives with Scottish Rugby had their pay double last year – with the top paid executive, almost certain to be controversial CEO Mark Dodson, raking in nearly £1 million.
The European Tour season has been underway for some time now, but we all know the truly serious business starts this week in Abu Dhabi.
Glasgow Warriors have the solution to losing Jonny Gray to Exeter Chiefs in the summer – they’ve simply gone and got another one.
I’ll begin this column about Mark Dodson, the SRU’s chief executive, the same way as I did the last one - it may be an unpopular view, but I think he’s done a pretty good job in his eight years at Murrayfield.
Stuart Hogg will captain Scotland in the 2019 Guinness Six Nations Championship as Gregor Townsend announced a squad that represented at least a partial changing of the guard after the disappointment of the World Cup in Japan.