Edinburgh could book their place in the last eight of the European Challenge Cup if they beat Stade Francais in Paris tonight, but head coach Duncan Hodge just wants to see some consistency of performance – preferably in the same game.
A late try double by Dundee High stand-off Fraser McKay lifted his side to a narrow victory against a brave Howe of Fife side who played a man down for nearly an hour.
Glasgow Warriors are prepared for “15 desperate men” when Racing 92 come to Scotstoun with their European Champions Cup hopes on the line, says assistant coach Kenny Murray.
Edinburgh’s inconsistency has been nagging interim head coach Duncan Hodge all season, but he could hardly have expected to see it so starkly in one single game.
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”.
Gregor Townsend said he didn't expect Warren Gatland's offer to be the British and Irish Lions attack coach in New Zealand next summer.
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.
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.
If the Glasgow Warriors were a car, they’d be a classic but temperamental sports coupe.
Fewer than 800 tickets remain for Edinburgh’s long-awaited return to Myreside with a European Challenge Cup quarter-final at their “new” home the carrot tonight.