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.
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.
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.
Dougie Fife is back in the Edinburgh side for a league game for the first time in a year but Edinburgh head south for their Guinness PRO14 season opener at Cardiff without a clutch of their top stars.
The Guinness PRO14 - as we’re all desperately now trying to remember to call it – seems to be all new this year.