George Horne “steals” the Glasgow Warriors forwards’ tries, but his team-mate since schooldays Zander Fagerson still forgives him.
Glasgow are benefitting from work done in Japan on their returning players as they start their Heineken European Champions Cup campaign against Sale Sharks at the weekend.
Glasgow got back on track in the Guinness PRO14 with an eight-try, 50-0 rout of the Southern Kings and the returning young half-backs Adam Hastings and George Horne had a starring role.
Needing a recharge after the Rugby World Cup in Japan, George Horne went back to his roots.
Glasgow will drip-feed their returning international players back into the team over the next fortnight to boost their ailing PRO14 campaign – but the frustration remains that they haven’t made the most of their absence, says assistant coach Kenny Murray.
Scotland in 2023, at the next World Cup, will have vast experience in some positions. Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell will be 31. Hoggy should be the most capped Scottish player ever by then, and probably the record try-scorer as well.
It’s difficult to know exactly how to rate Scotland’s 61-point beanfeast against Russia, which ended up nine tries going on eleven.
George Horne’s already in the history books as the first Scottish scrum-half to score a hat-trick in an international game but one gets the impression this is only the beginning.
‘We were screaming our heads off’: Celebrations back home as Cupar’s George Horne bags sensational World Cup hat-trick
One Fife town was celebrating Scotland's emphatic Rugby World Cup win twice as hard on Wednesday morning thanks to the heroics of a local lad.
Scotland did all they could to set up a quarter-final decider against Rugby World Cup hosts Japan by overwhelming Russia with nine tries in Shizuoka.