Richard Cockerill still won’t relinquish tag of underdogs going into the second game of the 1872 Cup despite Edinburgh’s reasonably comprehensive win in Saturday night’s opener and the growing evidence that they have the number of the Glasgow Warriors.
It seemed a ludicrous decision at the time, and hasn’t been placated by watching it back later.
Rob Harley will stretch his appearance record for the Glasgow Warriors past 200 games when he plays against Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Champions’ Cup this Sunday, so a mere three-game losing streak is nothing to get worried about.
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.
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.
Dave Rennie has stuck with his decision to bench struggling stand-off Adam Hastings despite the experienced Pete Horne’s knee injury and Brandon Thomson will start Glasgow Warriors’ crucial Heineken Champions Cup game against Cardiff Blues on Sunday.
The Warriors will not leave Glasgow for the Guinness PRO14 play-offs while Edinburgh’s season – which looked so promising only a month ago – ended abruptly and with no tangible reward in the 34-10 loss at Scotstoun.
Huw Jones aims to bounce back from a difficult year by making himself “undroppable” for both Scotland and Glasgow Warriors.
If there’s consolation for Glasgow Warriors fans in the wake of their 18-15 loss to Leinster in Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 final, it’s that only the last two European champions could beat their team when it really mattered this year.
As tenacious as ever, Richard Cockerill simply won’t let go of his grip of the underdog tag going into today’s 1872 Cup first leg at Murrayfield.