Hauling carcasses in the abattoir makes locking horns with the best tight-heads in European rugby a breeze for Jamie Bhatti.
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is out of the three-match Autumn Test series after suffering his second major injury this year.
Stuart Hogg’s “energy and enthusiasm” will give Glasgow Warriors the lift they need to relaunch their European Rugby Champions’ Cup clash with Leinster at Scotstoun on Saturday.
There’s no reason why Glasgow Warriors can’t bridge the yawning resources gap and have a successful European Rugby Champions Cup campaign, believes head coach Dave Rennie.
London Irish have made their intentions for the European Challenge Cup plain with a notably unders-trength team but Edinburgh are going all out on all front, vowed head coach Richard Cockerill.
Ruaridh Jackson doesn’t care that Stuart Hogg is coming up fast as he’s sure he’s made the right move in coming back to Glasgow Warriors.
Edinburgh want to make progress in Europe, but Richard Cockerill would trade being known as a “cup team” for consistency in the Guinness PRO14.
Finn Russell will step us his game to another level as the unbeaten Glasgow Warriors start their European campaign in Exeter this weekend, believes coach Mike Blair.
Richard Cockerill is “sort of pleased” champions Scarlets are fielding their best possible XV for the visit of his Edinburgh side tonight.
Glasgow laid down a marker for the Guinness PRO14 with a bonus point victory over their chief rivals Munster in a compelling all-round display at Scotstoun.