George Horne’s meteoric rise at Glasgow was the main reason Henry Pyrgos ended up at Edinburgh but the pupil is looking forward to taking on one of his mentors when they meet the 1872 Cup opener this weekend.
Having five quality international scrum-halves makes for constant pressure to keep improving – and that’s a good thing, believes Henry Pyrgos.
The log-jam of Glasgow Warriors’ three Scotland scrum-halves has been solved with Henry Pyrgos the man who moves along the M8 to Edinburgh.
For all the talk that leadership in the Scotland team is by committee, there is little doubt that this has been Greig Laidlaw's team for some time.
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is out of the remainder of the Six Nations and possibly the rest of the season after it was confirmed he suffered ankle ligament damage in Paris on Sunday.
Henry Pyrgos thinks the Glasgow Warriors are set for a seamless transition from the Gregor Townsend era when they back up Saturday’s brilliant win in Paris in the return game against Racing 92.
The culture that honours their predecessors is now part of the Glasgow Warriors shirt and will form the backbone of Jonny Gray and Henry Pyrgos’ new co-captaining of the team.