Even by the bi-polar standards of Scottish Rugby optimism, this has been a chastening two weeks.
Glasgow have a fitter, stronger and even faster Stuart Hogg back after his injury sabbatical to help them bounce back to a European Champions’ Cup win over Leinster at Scotstoun.
There’s no reason why Glasgow Warriors can’t bridge the yawning resources gap and have a successful European Rugby Champions Cup campaign, believes head coach Dave Rennie.
What does it cost to fight a rugby war on two fronts?
Munster represent Glasgow’s toughest test of the Guinness PRO14 season so far and even the winning formula so far won’t do the job, believes Dave Rennie.
Dave Rennie will need every bit of his increased squad when the international programme starts in November but Glasgow’s new head coach is being forced into full use of it already.
Dave Rennie’s not content with having the best team in the Guinness PRO14 – the Glasgow head coach wants the Warriors to have the top TWO teams in the league.
Two weeks of the Guinness PRO14 gone, two wins each for the Scottish teams; what kind of new era is this?
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.