How are we all bearing up? Therapy sessions booked? Need a group hug?
Replacing Finn Russell at 10 against France is nothing new for Peter Horne, and he’ll be ready to step in a late notice again if required.
Adam Hastings has been tossed back in among the wolves as Glasgow seek to upset former champions Saracens and win a home quarter-final in the Heineken Champions’ Cup at Allianz Park.
Gregor Townsend reckons the norm for injuries in an international squad at the halfway point of a season - that is, now - is about 20%.
Peter Horne believes Adam Hastings will bounce back quickly from his difficult recent spell, even if the versatile Cupar man is the one who replaces his young colleague at stand-off for the Glasgow Warriors this week.
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.
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.
Glasgow have secured the other half of their hugely promising half back combination with Adam Hastings signing a contract extension, and it’s probably just as well the stand-off doesn’t remember any Edinburgh connections this week.
If you’re not going forwards, you’re going backwards goes the adage-become-cliché, and if you hold fast to it then Scotland unquestionably regressed this November.
The internet concoction of captain Greig Laidlaw controlling “toddlers” Finn Russell and Adam Hastings on baby reins tickled the Scotland squad so much that they’ve effectively adopted it, but there’s a serious business behind it all.