Glasgow Warriors have signed Scotland Sevens winger Kyle Steyn on a one-year deal ahead of the 2019-20 season.
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.
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.
Glasgow have stuck to the plan despite their 1872 Cup reverses and will give opportunities to all this week in Italy as they seek to build for two crucial European dates.
Glasgow Warriors have to ensure that Saturday’s second successive defeat to Edinburgh doesn’t become the same sort of season-defining reverse as last year’s Heineken Cup loss to Leinster.
Glasgow have brought back the old hands in Ryan Wilson and Alex Dunbar to try and level up the 1872 Cup series at Scotstoun with Dave Rennie promising “the detail” missing at Murrayfield will return.
Glasgow Warriors fans got a welcome Christmas present to at least partially make up for the 1872 Cup loss at Murrayfield with the news that Scotland centre Huw Jones has agreed a two-year deal to stay with the club.
Dave Rennie believes Glasgow Warriors have solved the “impatience and understanding” issues that caused them to lose to Edinburgh with a man advantage in last year’s 1872 Cup as they head for Murrayfield this week.
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.
Eight changes from the team that romped to Glasgow’s biggest-ever win in France won’t “weaken us at all” for the return game at Scotstoun, believes Warriors head coach Dave Rennie.