Scott Cummings has “a point of difference” to the other second rows in Scotland and will kick on further from his World Cup performances, believes Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie.
Edinburgh toiled a little at times but got their fourth win of the Guinness PRO14 season ultimately with some comfort in a defensive struggle against Dragons at BT Murrayfield.
John Barclay can be a key leader for Edinburgh and he hasn’t given up his Scotland shirt just yet, head coach Richard Cockerill believes.
Magnus Bradbury had eight or nine days off after the “mental rollercoaster” that was his Rugby World Cup experience, but even that was too long for the big back rower.
Scotland’s only ever-present in the eight games over the Rugby World Cup and all the warm-ups doesn’t want to stop playing and Scott Cummings seems likely to get his wish.
Five more internationals will augment Glasgow’s squad for this week’s trip to Zebre and Ali Price might not be far away, assistant coach John Dalziel revealed yesterday.
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has again slammed refereeing standards in the Guinness PRO14 after making an official complaint about the same ref for the second time in a month.
Edinburgh will need to wait until next week for a full wave of their Scotland stars to return to duty with national captain Stuart McInally not due back until the end of this month.
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.
Glasgow Warriors get a huge boost by welcoming back six of their World Cup players for the visit of the Southern Kings but Jonny Gray is to be rested for another month, revealed head coach Dave Rennie.