Stuart Hogg’s innocuous ankle injury has resulted in surgery and the Scotland and British Lions full-back is out for a lengthy period including the four November tests.
Glasgow want to see Brian Alainu’uese back making an impact on the field before they make him a new contract offer, but in the meantime he’s got the right to secure his own future, says head coach Dave Rennie.
Two “innocuous” injuries could see Stuart Hogg and Zander Fagerson miss considerable time for both Glasgow Warriors and for Scotland, assistant coach Kenny Murray admitted yesterday.
Glasgow’s ruthless maturity brought a half-century of points at altitude, but the longer-term issue might be the serious-looking injury sustained by Zander Fagerson in Bloemfontein.
A year ago, pegged out and gasping for air in the in-goal area at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, Callum Gibbins confirmed his arrival in the affections of Glasgow Warriors fans.
A 15-hour delay in getting to Johannesburg meant player briefing sessions had to be done in the air, but the Glasgow Warriors have arrived in South Africa for their two match Guinness PRO14 tour.
Glasgow Warriors rode the Scotstoun breeze to a 22 point lead at half-time and then held on against it with some smothering defence to beat Munster and start their Guinness PRO14 season with two wins from two.
Dave Rennie sees Peter Horne as a 10 in his own right but also as a “minder” and organiser outside whoever is playmaker for Glasgow Warriors.
Stuart Hogg is already the poster boy of Scottish rugby – even the new streamlined "skinhead" version – for his brilliant skills but what he’s now bringing to the benefit of Glasgow and Scotland can’t be ignored, believes Dave Rennie.
Dave Rennie’s favourite “freak” George Horne and half-back partner Adam Hastings get the first look for the Glasgow Warriors in Connacht as the Guinness PRO14 season starts with orders to reproduce their form of last season.