Racing 92 have been less than subtle about the way they plan to extract revenge on Glasgow at Scotstoun tonight – but the Warriors are ready for the challenge.
Dundee High Rugby produced their best attacking display of the season in crushing Hamilton Bulls 52-26 to move within sight of fourth place in the BT National League Division One.
Gregor Townsend dismissed the distraction of Conor Murray’s complaints of Glasgow’s tactics and stressed the Warriors entire focus is on qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finals with a historic win at Leicester.
Ross Ford is “as fit as I’ve ever been” as he collected his 102nd cap in the win against Georgia and wants many more as Scotland seek to see out the Vern Cotter era in style.
As Italian jobs go, it was an effective rather than efficient or clinical one, but at least both Scottish pro teams got back for the Bells at New Year with valuable points in their pockets.
Duncan Weir’s switch from Glasgow to Edinburgh will get a lot of the attention in the first 1872 Cup game of the year but for Lee Jones going the other way along the M8 has already been the move that resurrected his career.
The Six Nations will introduce a bonus points system at long last “to reward try-scoring and attacking play”, trialling the most common system in rugby for the 2017 Championship.
The Guinness PRO12 leaders and "the best team in the league" are the best way for Glasgow Warriors to get back to winning ways at Scotstoun tonight, believes Gregor Townsend.
A virtuoso man of the match performance by Finn Russell lifted Glasgow to their second win over French champions Racing 92 in a week and kept their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign on track.
In the end, after the crushing disappointment of the biggest game of their season, Glasgow Warriors have another one of that calibre at Welford Road in Leicester on Saturday.