Stuart Hogg may be Scottish rugby’s superstar but he still feels he has something to prove in his last few months at the Glasgow Warriors and specifically to coach Dave Rennie.
Glasgow have to develop a “gang mentality” to end their recent dry spell and win themselves a Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final place, believes coach Kenny Murray.
Time was when Scotland used to spend a day training in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh as their warm weather preparation for games in steamy foreign climes but it’s far more scientific as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Dave Rennie wasn’t for tempting to give his view on the possible recruitment of Aaron Cruden for Glasgow Warriors, but didn’t deny the club’s interest in the former All Black stand-off.
Here’s Scotland’s second half performance against Ireland in their 22-13 Guinness 6 Nations defeat laid out in the simplest terms.
Edinburgh don’t fear Munster or anyone at all left in the Heineken Champions’ Cup, but the euphoria goes on hold for now as Richard Cockerill faces an equally tough challenge.
Four years ago Samoa took Scotland to the brink in the World Cup and it was the scrum-half in dark blue that rescued them in Newcastle, and Greig Laidlaw doesn’t want the same game this Monday.
Glasgow want to see Brian Alainu’uese back making an impact on the field before they make him a new contract offer, but in the meantime he’s got the right to secure his own future, says head coach Dave Rennie.
Edinburgh have no choice but to give the Montpellier mammoths the run-around at Stade Altrad if they are to get anything from their Heineken Champions’ Cup opener today, believes Richard Cockerill.
Dave Rennie has taken his Glasgow Warriors to the seaside and Largs to build for the formidable challenge of Saracens, but it’s not been a week of ice cream at Nardinis and boat trips to Cumbrae.