A season that started with 10 successive wins fizzled out in abject fashion for the Glasgow Warriors as they were comfortably outclassed and beaten the Guinness PRO14 semi-final by champions Scarlets.
Dave Rennie wants Finn Russell to “relax and do the obvious” in what is his final game at Scotstoun but Glasgow hopes will just be the penultimate in a Warriors jersey.
John Barclay’s close friend Ryan Wilson is “the heartbeat” of the Glasgow Warriors, but the Scotland captain plans to leave him brokenhearted at the end of tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final at Scotstoun.
Dave Rennie has been in and won plenty semi-finals before, so Glasgow Warriors fans shouldn’t be concerned with the light atmosphere ahead of Friday’s PRO14 semi with the Scarlets.
Edinburgh took a massive step towards the Guinness PRO14 play-offs with an eight-try, 50-point feast of counter-attacking rugby against the Scarlets at a sun-drenched BT Murrayfield.
Flush with confidence on an unbeaten run and poised for knockout rugby on two fronts just two weeks ago, Edinburgh are in a “must-win” situation when Scarlets come to BT Murrayfield in the penultimate conference game in the Guinness PRO14, believes head coach Richard Cockerill.
Wales may have ten of them, but Scotland’s Scarlet doesn’t think they’ll play like the West Walian team in form in the NatWest 6 Nations opener in Cardiff.
Scotland captain John Barclay says his case is exactly the reason why rugby’s system with dealing for concussion is “flawed”.
Edinburgh’s players will front up to champions Scarlets tomorrow have learned some “brutal truths” from head coach Richard Cockerill.
If Edinburgh continue to underachieve, ultimately it will be one man’s fault, according to Richard Cockerill – his.