“Urgency” rather than desperation is the feeling with Glasgow headed into what could be a crucial two games against inter-city rivals Edinburgh over Christmas week.
Glasgow Warriors have learned the lessons from last year’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final flop, but the biggest changes to this year is simple continuity and results, believes head coach Dave Rennie.
Edinburgh face “more than just a game of rugby” believes head coach Richard Cockerill as they seek to keep alive their hopes of retaining the 1872 Cup against Glasgow Warriors.
A trip to Welford Road in April would be right up Richard Cockerill’s street, but there will be no getting ahead of themselves for Edinburgh as they plot a way to the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
Glasgow could be poised to regain Scotstoun fan favourite Leone Nakarawa after the Fijian was sensationally sacked by Racing 92 yesterday.
Scott Cummings has “a point of difference” to the other second rows in Scotland and will kick on further from his World Cup performances, believes Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie.
Stuart Hogg was not quite being restrained at Celtic Park in the hours before his final game for Glasgow in today’s Guinness PRO14 final, but “the brakes were on” after the departing full-back went “beserk” at training on Thursday.
Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie is now a target of his native New Zealand, he confirmed yesterday.
Glasgow Warriors' Dave Rennie has been confirmed as the new head coach of Australia, but will stay at Scotstoun until the end of his contract in May.
Glasgow assistant coach Jason O’Halloran was happy to give credit for the first 1872 Cup victory to his defensive and forwards coaching colleagues Kenny Murray and John Dalziel, but he warned that a more expansive Edinburgh are doubly dangerous in Saturday’s return match.