Scottish Rugby are taking time to digest the £70,000 fine and an order to apologise from World Rugby for the dispute arising from the threat of cancellation of their final pool game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, but appear in little mood to compromise.
Having tweaked the Warriors’ tail in his favourite fashion earlier in the week, Richard Cockerill was gushing with praise for Edinburgh’s inter-city rivals as the two sides sized each other up with their selections.
Before the World Cup, Scotland seemed like the most stable of most of the major nations.
That sound you maybe heard through the buffeting wind and the driving, freezing rain at Scotstoun on Saturday night was the air fizzling out of Glasgow Warriors’ season before we’ve even reached Christmas.
Glasgow need to win their last three pool games in the Heineken Champions Cup to progress to the last eight, believes Dave Rennie, and can’t rely on a best runners-up spot.
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.
Scottish Rugby wasted no time in replacing outgoing Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie with Scotland assistant coach Danny Wilson named as the man to take the club on at the end of this season.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. At least that ‘s my excuse for a reasonably Glasgow-centric series of Breakdowns in recent weeks.
Since he retired from an illustrious playing career where he did more than anyone to hoist Argentina into the top tier of playing nations, Agustin Pichot has had a few ideas in his position as vice-chair of World Rugby.
Huw Jones aims to bounce back from a difficult year by making himself “undroppable” for both Scotland and Glasgow Warriors.