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.
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.
Jamie Ritchie might have been many people’s man of the match for Scotland in the sweatbox against Samoa, but at least it meant he got off with having to sing for his award in the dressing room afterwards.
Scotland kept their Rugby World Cup hopes alive with a 34-0 victory over Samoa in Kobe.
In rugby’s new-found obsession with stats, one stood out like a beacon from the weekend’s play. In the PRO14 game between Leinster and Glasgow at the RDS, the Warriors’ Jonny Gray made 43 tackles.
Two weeks after being dropped by Scotland, Jonny Gray has suffered the same indignity for Glasgow Warriors’ biggest game of the season and will be on the bench for the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens.
Gregor Townsend’s believes the Mission Impossible at Twickenham can be won – even if he was forced to make yet another change due to injury issues on selection day for Saturday’s final Guinness 6 Nations game against England.
Gregor Townsend has dropped Jonny Gray, Josh Strauss and Jamie Ritchie from his pack and Pete Horne from the backs for Scotland’s final Guinness 6 Nations game against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Hat-trick hero Blair Kinghorn made Gregor Townsend and his assistants go for an extra day before making their final decision on selection, but they’ve stuck with the advance plan and the Edinburgh youngster drops to the bench for Saturday’s meeting with Ireland at Murrayfield.
The only precedent for Scotland to drop a man of the match in an international dates back to 2001, when Gordon Ross scored 23 points in a 43-20 win over Tonga, and then didn’t see a Scotland shirt for a whole year.