Happy New Year to one and all, and you’ll be delighted to know that 2018 marks the start of a new T2G, where everything is daisies and rainbows and all words are bright and optimistic and not dreary and doom-laden.
Edinburgh’s inconsistency has been nagging interim head coach Duncan Hodge all season, but he could hardly have expected to see it so starkly in one single game.
On paper it was the exact right result – a try bonus win against the bottom club – but Dundee HSFP know they dodged a bullet as they try to climb back into the promotion race in BT National league Division One.
Edinburgh need to temper their ambition with the basics that were once their speciality if they want to climb the Guinness PRO12 and get revenge over Zebre in Italy this week, says head coach Duncan Hodge.
If the Glasgow Warriors were a car, they’d be a classic but temperamental sports coupe.
Edinburgh could book their place in the last eight of the European Challenge Cup if they beat Stade Francais in Paris tonight, but head coach Duncan Hodge just wants to see some consistency of performance – preferably in the same game.
There might be some of his best mates in blue and black on the other side of the pitch but Hamish Watson wants “to beat them up” in the 1872 Cup clash at BT Murrayfield on Boxing Day.
One could argue that the break for the November internationals came at a bad time for both Dundee HSFP and Howe of Fife, but whoever got the worst of it will be found out at Mayfield tomorrow.
Two greatest-ever wins in the one campaign? Glasgow Warriors may at last be arriving as a force in the European Rugby Champions Cup after Saturday’s 23-14 win over Racing 92 in Paris.
A virtuoso man of the match performance by Finn Russell lifted Glasgow to their second win over French champions Racing 92 in a week and kept their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign on track.