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.
Two pairs of local brothers have made it into the Scotland starting line-up that will face the USA this weekend.
Finn Russell is “desperate” to leave Glasgow with another Guinness PRO14 title but his dip in form has him dropped to the bench as the Warriors aim to book their home advantage for the play-offs against Connacht tonight.
Seeking solace for another defeat away in the Six Nations, most Scots leaving the Aviva Stadium with their shoulders slumped in disappointment pointed to the video board illustrating the scoreline and grimaced.
Pete Horne shies away from any comparisons with Owen Farrell even if he shares the same kind of role for Scotland against the English in tomorrow’s Calcutta Cup game at Murrayfield.
Scotland can’t wait to get at England after the “re-focus” brought victory over France, says centre Huw Jones.
After all the analysis and “where did we go wrong” navel-gazing about the Cardiff debacle, Gregor Townsend offered a conclusive answer in selecting 160 caps worth of extra experience for Scotland’s second NatWest 6 Nations game against France on Sunday.
A brutal honesty session in which no egos were spared now completed, Scotland have but the Cardiff debacle to bed and are now focused on France, said Peter Horne.
Peter Horne will start for Glasgow in the 1872 Cup first leg on a choice of form rather than any pre-planning ahead of Finn Russell’s depature, insisted head coach Dave Rennie.
As an arch pessimist – unlike Scotland coach Gregor Townsend – I’m duty bound to find fault with Saturday’s record 53-24 annihilation of the Wallabies in the final Autumn Test of 2017.