Tommy Seymour will replace British and Irish Lions team-mate Stuart Hogg at full back for Glasgow Warriors tonight in Dublin as the club seeks to send off Gregor Townsend with a strong finish to the Guinness PRO12.
Edinburgh's front row crisis has finally abated and international John Hardie could finally make his return as the capital side aim to end their sorry run of defeats in the Guinness PRO12 tonight.
Edinburgh once again fell just short with a furious comeback but plunged to an eighth successive defeat, losing to Guinness PRO12 champions Connacht at Myreside last night.
Edinburgh have rung the changes as they attempt to stop the rot and cling on their faint hopes of European Champions Cup qualification against Connacht tonight.
Glasgow Warriors may be anticipating a European Champions’ Cup quarter-final for the first time but their Guinness PRO12 campaign and a play-off place hangs in the balance.
Edinburgh have made five changes with home town hero Tom Brown secured on a new two year deal as they head to Dublin to take on Leinster in the Guinness PRO12 tonight.
If the Glasgow Warriors were a car, they’d be a classic but temperamental sports coupe.
The Glasgow Warriors produced a trademark second-half surge and moved back into the play-off spots in the Guinness PRO12 with a bonus point victory over the Cardiff Blues at Scotstoun.
Gregor Townsend called on World Rugby to return to the “morality” of banning the courting of contracted players after approaches made by French and English clubs to Scotland and Glasgow stand-off Finn Russell.
Rob Harley doesn’t need a change a thing filling in at second row for the Glasgow Warriors over the next three weeks as pressure mounts on head coach Gregor Townsend’s selections.