Robbie Fruean has been through so much in his rugby career, that helping Edinburgh out of their recent malaise would seem like a doddle.
Two weeks of the Guinness PRO14 gone, two wins each for the Scottish teams; what kind of new era is this?
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.
Glasgow made it two wins from two with a 31-10 success against Ospreys as new coach Dave Rennie enjoyed a positive first home match at the helm.
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 posted a second straight Guinness PRO14 victory and marked the first home win of Richard Cockerill's tenure with a 35-18 triumph over the Dragons on Friday evening.
Edinburgh's fine start to the Guinness PRO14 season under Richard Cockerill continued with a handsome bonus point victory over Dragons at Myreside.
Finn Russell has been hailed as one of the best fly-halves in the world after returning to the Glasgow side for Dave Rennie's first game at Scotstoun.
Ruaridh Jackson is happy to see just one change in Scotstoun since he left, but he’s changed as a player on his return to the Glasgow Warriors after three years’ absence.
New signing Robbie Fruean is a gamble for Edinburgh but one Richard Cockerill expects to pay big dividends for the club this season.
Richard Cockerill reckons Edinburgh are already reaping the rewards of their summer workouts.
It’s taken nearly 100 appearances for Edinburgh to do it, but Grant Gilchrist has learned that looking after yourself is the most important step in being a leader.
Finn Russell could be the first of Glasgow’s missing stars to make his return in the Guinness PRO14 home opener against Ospreys as the Warriors seek to back up last week’s win at Connacht.
Edinburgh have a history “of having a great win and then a bad loss” which is keeping feet firmly glued to the ground after their encouraging opening Guinness PRO14 win at Cardiff.
On the face of Mayfield's rather fetching new electronic scoreboard, Dundee High Rugby could not have had a better start to the season than Saturday's comprehensive victory over Falkirk.
Dave Rennie got one over on his former Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane as Glasgow Warriors outgunned Connacht for a 18-12 Guinness PRO14 win at the Sportsground.
London Irish director of rugby Nick Kennedy has tipped Blair Cowan for a Scotland recall after the flanker starred in the club's 39-29 Aviva Premiership win over Harlequins at Twickenham.
Dundee High were more than a little rusty and a serious injury to Campbell Cunningham disrupted their rhythm but they still managed a bonus point win over Falkirk at Mayfield to open their BT National League One campaign.
Only half the 18 players who toured with Scotland in the summer will feature in Glasgow’s opening Guinness PRO14 game at Connacht tonight, but it’s indicative of their retooled squad how strong the starting team is.