Rob Harley doesn’t need a change a thing filling in at second row for the Glasgow Warriors over the next three weeks as pressure mounts on head coach Gregor Townsend’s selections.
Glasgow assistant coach Matt Taylor thinks the Warriors’ defensive performance was ten per cent off against Munster last week – with even skipper Jonny Gray missing a tackle - and will need to be near perfect if they are to get the win over Leicester they need for a European Cup quarter-final place.
Gregor Townsend said the offer to be an assistant coach with the British and Irish Lions “threw him a bit” and he took a couple of days before telling Warren Gatland that he wouldn’t be going to New Zealand.
The Glasgow Warriors produced a trademark second-half surge and moved back into the play-off spots in the Guinness PRO12 with a bonus point victory over the Cardiff Blues at Scotstoun.
Ian Keatley’s late drop goal consigned Glasgow to their third consecutive defeat in the Guinness PRO12 as Munster became the third team to beat the Warriors at Scotstoun this season.
A controversial yellow card against Glasgow’s Stuart Hogg late in the game allowed Munster to snatch victory and in all probability top place in Pool One of the European Champions Cup at Scotstoun.
Two greatest-ever wins in the one campaign? Glasgow Warriors may at last be arriving as a force in the European Rugby Champions Cup after Saturday’s 23-14 win over Racing 92 in Paris.
Glasgow Warriors’ reward for reaching the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup for the first time is defending champions Saracens – “the best team in Europe in the last two years” according to head coach Gregor Townsend.
The long-awaited completion of the merger between the R&A and the Ladies Golf Union (LGU) has been finalised and will come into force on January 1.