Saracens “get their energy” from winding up the opposition so while Glasgow won’t take a step back they have to keep cool heads, believes Fraser Brown.
The customary clichés of re-signing contracts were trotted out by Hamish Watson ahead of this weekend’s Heineken Cup quarter-final – but this time they felt absolutely accurate.
Edinburgh’s Pierre Schoeman couldn’t resist a little dig at his countryman Johaan van Graan ahead of the Heineken Cup quarter-final at Murrayfield this weekend.
Just two weeks ago at Twickenham was evidence that England captain Owen Farrell can be pressurised and thrown off his game, and Sam Johnson is keen to find if the same can be done again.
Dave Rennie stirred up the bad blood between Glasgow Warriors and Saracens even further by accusing the former European champions of cynically trying to reverse decisions against them by starting “push and shove” fights.
Eighteen quarter-final appearances against just three is a measurement of how big a shock it would be for Edinburgh to overcome Munster in their Heineken Cup quarter-final, believes Richard Cockerill.
Edinburgh Rugby announced four new signings for next season as they seek to bolster their squad to cover Rugby World Cup absences, but the fifth signature secured was arguably the most important.