Edinburgh were left frustrated with only a share of the spoils in their European Challenge Cup pool after surrendering a 10-point lead in the final quarter to Union Bordeaux-Begles.
DTH van der Merwe and Stuart Hogg shared the backfield for Glasgow scores of times over nine years, so they have a fair idea of how to wind each other up now they’ll be on differing sides next week.
Trust in all the players – not just the international big names - to do the job is the key to Edinburgh’s success so far this season, believes attack coach Duncan Hodge.
The Heineken Champions Cup is still the top order in Europe and will always be a target for Glasgow Warriors, no matter who the head coach is, says Dave Rennie.
Tom Smith is probably the best player – certainly the best forward –Scottish rugby has produced in the 21st Century.
Scotland are set to play the last two world champions South Africa and New Zealand twice each in 2020, with the All Blacks coming back to BT Murrayfield in November.
Glasgow Warriors dominated for an hour but were left hanging on at the end and surrendering a potentially crucial losing bonus point to Sale Sharks before securing an opening Heineken Champions Cup win.
Matt Scott has stopped trying to become a midfield bruiser and believes he will be a better player as a result – for both Edinburgh and potentially Scotland.
Ricard Cockerill believes you can never have enough good players, and he’s taking full advantage of it by making more changes than even last week for the European Challenge Cup visit of Bordeaux-Begles.
Kenny Murray knows that Stuart Hogg’s defence “maybe isn’t quite as strong as his attack” as he primes the Warriors to take on the Scotland’s full-back in his new home at Exeter this week.