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.
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill, as we’ve discovered multiple times during his 14-month tenure with the club, is a canny and clever operator and not just with what happens on the field.
Ali Price is “in great nick, really fit and really lean” as he attempts to put a poor 2018 behind him returning to the Glasgow Warriors starting lineup in Bloemfontein.
Edinburgh duly got their first win of the Guinness PRO14 season but made heavy weather of subduing Connacht at a damp Murrayfield and were left hanging on for the victory after dominating for an hour.
Jamie Ritchie has soaked up knowledge and advice from Hamish Watson since he debuted for Edinburgh at just 18, but the Dundee-born flanker is giving the master some tips.
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.
Edinburgh welcome back two very different players looking to put injury-hit seasons behind them as they face the tough task of Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday.