Glasgow Warriors have signed Scotland Sevens winger Kyle Steyn on a one-year deal ahead of the 2019-20 season.
It definitely wasn’t pretty – possibly the ugliest game at Scotstoun since Glasgow moved there – but the Warriors hung on in the difficult conditions for crucial Guinness PRO14 victory over the Ospreys.
Glasgow may have been shorn of their international contingent, have three key non-Scottsih qualified men out injured, and be without head coach Dave Rennie attending his son’s wedding but that’s no excuse for any drop in standards tonight against the Ospreys.
While Gregor Townsend will be wrapping some of his key men in cotton wool this weekend, Jamie Bhatti hopes to get back to Scotstoun to prove he’s worthy of a place in the matchday squad.
Edinburgh don’t fear Munster or anyone at all left in the Heineken Champions’ Cup, but the euphoria goes on hold for now as Richard Cockerill faces an equally tough challenge.
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.
Ryan Wilson claims to be an innocent bystander when the pushing and shoving starts but he’ll not back down an inch at Saracens this weekend in the return of October’s bad-tempered Heineken Champions Cup clash.
Glasgow Warriors are looking to recover the physical edge they had three months ago and the “optimistic” support lines which lead to so many of their free-scoring exploits – even against the smothering defence of former European champions Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup.
Glasgow Warriors 33 Cardiff Blues 24: Warriors reach over the line to get within sight of quarter-finals
Glasgow Warriors struggled through an uncomfortable afternoon against Cardiff Blues at windy Scotstoun but eventually got the essential bonus point win that sets them up for a Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final spot.
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.