Finn Russell’s exit from Scotstoun was supposed to be in glory, basking in the applause of the 10,000 fans at the Guinness PRO14 semi-final on Friday, many of them the new Warriors faithful he did a great deal to create.
Dave Rennie wants Finn Russell to “relax and do the obvious” in what is his final game at Scotstoun but Glasgow hopes will just be the penultimate in a Warriors jersey.
Dave Rennie finds it amusing that Edinburgh will be cheering for the Glasgow Warriors in Belfats tonight, but the focus of his team is entirely on doing themselves the maximum of good rather than helping their fellow Scots.
Finn Russell is “desperate” to leave Glasgow with another Guinness PRO14 title but his dip in form has him dropped to the bench as the Warriors aim to book their home advantage for the play-offs against Connacht tonight.
The best sign for Scotland from a traumatic afternoon in Rome – and the underlining mark of this 6 Nations for them - was that they won a game in a manner no-one thought they were capable of.
In Rome time moves slowly, and nothing much has altered here in 18 years as Scotland play their 10th Six Nations game in the eternal city.
Finn Russell doesn’t feel the extra responsibility as he looks to take on a bigger leadership role with one of his “wingmen” absent in Rome tomorrow.
Scotland wins over England don’t happen that often, so they tend to get defined by specific things.
Huw Jones is basking in the glory of his great try-scoring run that helped Scotland to their thrilling Calcutta Cup victory, but knows that the acid test for the team is still to come in Dublin.