Glasgow Warriors rode the Scotstoun breeze to a 22 point lead at half-time and then held on against it with some smothering defence to beat Munster and start their Guinness PRO14 season with two wins from two.
Dave Rennie sees Peter Horne as a 10 in his own right but also as a “minder” and organiser outside whoever is playmaker for Glasgow Warriors.
Edinburgh welcome back two very different players looking to put injury-hit seasons behind them as they face the tough task of Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday.
Mark Bennett believes maturity will help he and Matt Scott be a better than ever partnership going forward for Edinburgh Rugby.
Not content with his gruelling pre-season preparation for his first season at Edinburgh, Luke Hamilton thought he’d go the extra yard – actually an extra 5000 yards, half of them straight up.
Richard Cockerill doesn’t think he’s made much of a difference to Edinburgh in 14 months, so wonders how much Dan McFarland can do in two weeks with Ulster.
Stuart Hogg is already the poster boy of Scottish rugby – even the new streamlined "skinhead" version – for his brilliant skills but what he’s now bringing to the benefit of Glasgow and Scotland can’t be ignored, believes Dave Rennie.
Dave Rennie’s favourite “freak” George Horne and half-back partner Adam Hastings get the first look for the Glasgow Warriors in Connacht as the Guinness PRO14 season starts with orders to reproduce their form of last season.
Richard Cockerill plans to use every bit of the extra resources afforded to him in his second season in charge of Edinburgh as he opens the Guinness PRO14 with a powerful looking side to take on ospreys in Swansea.
The Guinness PRO14 begins the 2018-19 season in bullish mood, confident enough even to project itself as the most successful club competition in European rugby.