Dave Rennie will need every bit of his increased squad when the international programme starts in November but Glasgow’s new head coach is being forced into full use of it already.
The rails came off Edinburgh’s winning start to the Guinness PRO14 season as Benetton came from 14 points down to snatch victory in a controversial finish at Myreside.
Edinburgh should embrace being favourites to beat Benetton Treviso in the Guinness PRO14 tonight as a mark of becoming a quality side, believes head coach Richard Cockerill.
Dave Rennie’s not content with having the best team in the Guinness PRO14 – the Glasgow head coach wants the Warriors to have the top TWO teams in the league.
Calum MacRae isn’t satisfied with Edinburgh conceding just one try in their opening two PRO14 games even if that’s a huge improvement on the defence he inherited.
Robbie Fruean has been through so much in his rugby career, that helping Edinburgh out of their recent malaise would seem like a doddle.
It’s hard to imagine that Callum Gibbins’ go-faster mullet is going to be the new fashion statement with the Byers Road hipsters as predicted by Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie, but the Kiwi openside looks set to be a huge hit at Scotstoun.
The Glasgow Warriors played a classic game of rope-a-dope with the Ospreys on their way to a bonus point victory in their Guinness PRO14 home opener.
Finn Russell is “as good as any I’ve seen at 10” in threatening with ball in hand and the Scotland stand-off is close to being the rounded playmaker and professional, believes Dave Rennie.
Edinburgh's fine start to the Guinness PRO14 season under Richard Cockerill continued with a handsome bonus point victory over Dragons at Myreside.