Edinburgh won’t let their defeat in the 1872 Cup second leg stall the momentum they’ve built up over the last two months and are aiming for three more wins in January.
Finn Russell and Zander Fagerson may get the kid-gloves treatment for the next month given their importance to Scotland’s forthcoming Six Nations campaign, but both are in great shape coming into the business end of the season.
Glasgow Warriors shrugged off their own errors and the disruption of a full stadium evacuation to gain revenge for their shock defeat last week and shut out Edinburgh in the 1872 Cup second leg at Scotstoun.
Dave Rennie hopes that Glasgow profligacy with scoring chances at Murrayfield last week is just a blip and that their ruthless form will return in the second leg of the 1872 Cup back home at Scotstoun.
Edinburgh are still rank underdogs in 1872 Cup II, despite beating Glasgow five times out of the last six meetings and needing just 14 men to do it for the majority of last week’s first leg.
Glasgow Warriors’ naivety cost them the first leg of the 1872 Cup and they will start a tough review this morning to aim to put it to rights.
Edinburgh’s best is still “some way off” but the club has confidence they can compete at the top after their opening 1872 Cup win over Glasgow, believes Stuart McInally.
Edinburgh will be back into full training on the back pitches at Murrayfield this morning but last-minute try-scoring hero Chris Dean says the entire club is relishing Richard Cockerill’s “hard regime” as they look forward to following up Saturday’s thrilling 1872 Cup first leg victory.
Does Saturday’s 1872 Cup triumph for Edinburgh and undeniable humiliation for the Glasgow Warriors represent evidence of a real sea-change in fortunes for the two Scottish pro clubs?
Edinburgh produced a major shock in shrugging off a red card after just five minutes of the 1872 Cup first leg to score a last minute try and inflict Glasgow Warriors’ first Guinness PRO14 defeat of the season.