Dave Rennie won’t have his protégé Aaron Cruden at Glasgow Warriors next season nor on-field lieutenant Callum Gibbins for tonight’s crunch meeting with Edinburgh.
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.
A year ago, pegged out and gasping for air in the in-goal area at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, Callum Gibbins confirmed his arrival in the affections of Glasgow Warriors fans.
A 15-hour delay in getting to Johannesburg meant player briefing sessions had to be done in the air, but the Glasgow Warriors have arrived in South Africa for their two match Guinness PRO14 tour.
It’s hard to imagine that Callum Gibbins’ go-faster mullet is going to be the new fashion statement with the Byers Road hipsters as predicted by Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie, but the Kiwi openside looks set to be a huge hit at Scotstoun.
Finn Russell is “as good as any I’ve seen at 10” in threatening with ball in hand and the Scotland stand-off is close to being the rounded playmaker and professional, believes Dave Rennie.