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.
Chris Fusaro admits that Glasgow are “a bit desperate” to reach their goal of the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finals but will remain composed about the job tomorrow night at Leicester.
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.
Dundee High Rugby produced their best attacking display of the season in crushing Hamilton Bulls 52-26 to move within sight of fourth place in the BT National League Division One.
The Glasgow Warriors were clinical and efficient in securing their first 1872 Cup win in two years scoring three tries to nil against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield in the Boxing Day derby.
Only two years Adam Ashe was that guy, the youngster lauded in his first Scotland cap barely out of the Under 20s and apparently set for a long and glittering career in the national team back row.
Just three fixtures ago Howe of Fife’s BT National League One status looked all but over, but it seems there’s a whole lot of life in this team yet.
You can guess that there’s a sense of acceptance amongst the Howe of Fife faithful in the stand at Duffus Park when you hear more than once “it’s a young team, maybe going down won’t be a bad thing”.
Fortune favours the brave, but you’d have a hard time convincing Howe of Fife supporters of that after Saturday’s dramatic finish to the BT National One derby with Dundee High.