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20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by Hazel Sapling on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 11:19 am

First topic message reminder :

Edinburgh Squad

LH's: Schoeman, Dell, Marfo, Sutherland
Hookers: McInally, Ford, Fenton, Cherry
TH's: Nel, Berghan, McCallum, Ceccarelli
Second Row: Gilchrist, Toolis, McKenzie, Carmichael, Hunter-Hill
Back Row: Barclay, Hamilton, Crosbie; Watson, Ritchie; Bradbury, Mata, Miller, Nayalo

SH's: Pyrgos, Fowles, Kennedy, Shiel
FH's: Hickey, VDW, McLelland, Baggott
Centres: Scott, Socino, Bennett, Dean, Johnstone, G Taylor
Back 3: Fife, VDM, Hoyland, Brown, Graham; Kinghorn

Forward Total: 26
- Internationals: 16 (14 Scots, 1 Italian, 1 Fijian)
- NSQ: 4 (1 of whom is a project)
- Under 25 (as of September 1st, 2018): 7 (2 capped)
Backs Total: 20
- Internationals: 8 (Socino lone non-Scot)
- NSQ: 4 (2 projects)
- Under 25 (as of September 1st, 2018): 10 (2 capped)

Total: 46

Glasgow Squad

LH's: Bhatti, Allan, Kebble
Hookers: Brown, Turner, Stewart, Bryce
TH's: Fagerson, Nuka, Rae, Nicol
Second Row: Gray, Swinson, Cummings, McDonald, Brian, Peterson, Davidson
Back-Row: M Fagerson, Harley; Gibbins, Smith, Fusaro; Wilson, Ashe, Tameilau, Flockhart

SH's: Price, G Horne,Frisby, Mata, Baletto
FH's: Horne, Hastings, Jackson
Centres: Dunbar, H Jones, Johnson, Dunbar, Grigg, P Kelly
Back 3: Seymour, VDM, L Jones, Masaga, Tagive, Hughes, Beattie, Nairn; Hogg, Thomson

Forward Total: 27
- Internationals: 15 (12 Scots, 2 Americans, 1 Tongan)
- NSQ: 6 (2 projects)
- Under 25 (as of September 1st, 2018): 11 (4 capped, both projects)
Backs Total: 24
- Internationals: 14 (10 Scots, 1 Fijian, 1 Kiwi, 1 Canadian, 1 Aussie)
- NSQ: 4 (No projects if Thomson is already tied to SA)
- Under 25 (as of September 1st, 2018): 8 (1 capped)

Total: 51

Overall: 97 players
- Internationals: 53 (43 Scots)
- NSQ: 19 (5 projects)
- Under 25: 36 (9 capped)


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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by IanBru on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 2:06 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:A few points:

1. Edinburgh team looks patchy, a few first teamers mingled with kids. Who knew we had a player called Mungo...

2. I also hate that Brewdog bar. I've been once, and everyone was so authentic and individual that they had identical clothes, hair styles and beards. I was in my suit, reason being that I have a job, and like alcohol too much to waste time going home and getting changed. This Hipster nonsense needs to stop, or at least they can select another drink to ruin, and leave  craft beer well alone. Spiced rum, or something hideous.

3. I like the suggestions for the dog. It's a cocker. In all honesty Mini-fES will probably name it Moana or Cinderella (despite him being a boy).

"Easy Mungo, easy! Never... kill a customer!"
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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 2:47 pm

Some interesting comments by DR in his interview at Perth yesterday. Basically rowing back on any suggestions that Glasgow were anticipating any more signings this season, which we had kind of figured out already. Seems to be putting his faith in having all his players fit for the season, always a slightly risky strategy!

He also made some comments about Ali Price, basically saying he came back from the Scotland 6N squad, overweight and unfit and that is why he was not the starting SH for the end of the season (though surely George Horne form was also a factor in that).

He also said that he had learned from the experience. I took that to mean that he had not coped that well with losing the starting spot back to Laidlaw. It also might be a slightly implied criticism of the Scotland team fitness regime, though that is harder to see as we seemed to be a pretty fit team throughout the 6N.

Strange to see a coach giving a fairly open criticism of a player in that fashion, but it was unarguable that AP form really did drop off towards the end of the season. Maybe his confidence did take a knock with the resurgence of Laidlaw and emergence of GH. If he did take that badly and took his foot off the gas, then maybe the public dressing down is merited. I guess it works sometime, we will see how AP performs at the start of the season, he is apparently still injured for a few more weeks.


https://theoffsideline.com/rennie-believes-his-warriors-are-ready-to-make-up-for-poor-end-to-last-season/

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by NeilyBroon on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 3:55 pm

BigGee wrote:Some interesting comments by DR in his interview at Perth yesterday. Basically rowing back on any suggestions that Glasgow were anticipating any more signings this season, which we had kind of figured out already. Seems to be putting his faith in having all his players fit for the season, always a slightly risky strategy!

He also made some comments about Ali Price, basically saying he came back from the Scotland 6N squad, overweight and unfit and that is why he was not the starting SH for the end of the season (though surely George Horne form was also a factor in that).

He also said that he had learned from the experience. I took that to mean that he had not coped that well with losing the starting spot back to Laidlaw. It also might be a slightly implied criticism of the Scotland team fitness regime, though that is harder to see as we seemed to be a pretty fit team throughout the 6N.

Strange to see a coach giving a fairly open criticism of a player in that fashion, but it was unarguable that AP form really did drop off towards the end of the season. Maybe his confidence did take a knock with the resurgence of Laidlaw and emergence of GH. If he did take that badly and took his foot off the gas, then maybe the public dressing down is merited. I guess it works sometime, we will see how AP performs at the start of the season, he is apparently still injured for a few more weeks.


https://theoffsideline.com/rennie-believes-his-warriors-are-ready-to-make-up-for-poor-end-to-last-season/

In fairness Rennie must feel a little pressure now, after last season fell very flat to say the least and I'm still not sure of his coaching style, and it's nice he seems laid back but is possibly a little too laid back, which I don't think really works with the Glasgow ethos of working hard for each other. They played a bit like the Barbarians last season at times with lots of cooks trying to stir one pot. I feel like it seems he's trying to make excuses a bit and talking in vagaries.

Hopefully his players will prove themselves on the pitch. I don't hold out much hope for the forwards under Humphreys, but this game they should have parity against a Harlequins side lacking a fierce pack.
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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by jimbopip on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 11:57 am

Apparently the first five rounds of the big cup have been leaked. Interesting to see how accurate this is.


Rounds 1 - 5 leaked.

No Friday for GW.

Round 1 Sunday 15.15 GW v Saracens

Round 2 Sunday 15.15 Cardiff v GW

Round 3 Sat 13.00 Lyon v GW

Round 4 Sat 13.00 GW v Lyon

Round 5 Sun 15.15 GW v Cardiff

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:17 pm

Edinburgh's euro fixtures are up.  Looks like they match what was leaked yesterday:

Edinburgh rugby wrote:Heineken Champions Cup fixtures confirmed

Edinburgh’s Heineken Champions Cup fixtures for the 2018/19 season have been confirmed by tournament organisers EPCR today.

The capital side’s return to Europe’s premier rugby competition for the first time since the 2013/14 season, kicks-off with a trip to the Altrad Stadium to face last season’s Top 14 runners-up Montpellier on Saturday 13 October (kick-off 4.15pm) before hosting French powerhouse RC Toulon at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 20 October (kick-off 3.15pm) in the first Heineken Champions Cup tie played at Scotland’s national stadium in over four years.

December then sees Edinburgh face off against English Premiership outfit Newcastle Falcons in a festive double-header. Richard Cockerill’s side welcome the Falcons to BT Murrayfield on Friday 7 December (kick-off 7.45pm) before making the 125-mile trip south to Kingston Park nine days later on Sunday 16 December (kick-off 3.15pm).

As the competition moves into the new year Richard Cockerill brings his side to his former club and three-times Heineken Champions Cup winners, RC Toulon, on Saturday 12 January (kick-off 6.30pm).

Edinburgh then close out the pool stages with a home clash against Montpellier on Friday 18 January (kick-off 7.45pm) in a match which sees former Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter return to Scotland’s national stadium for the first time since leaving his position in 2017.

All matches will be broadcast live on BT Sport, whilst details of ticket and travel packages will be announced in due course.

Secure your Season Ticket Membership today and don’t miss out Edinburgh’s return to the Heineken Champions Cup.


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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:17 pm

Brutal start for Edinburgh away to Montpellier then home to Toulon. Not much of an opportunity to build momentum!

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by Tramptastic on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:55 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Brutal start for Edinburgh away to Montpellier then home to Toulon. Not much of an opportunity to build momentum!

Its Edinburgh though, not Glasgow, we'll do fine in Europe thumbsup

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 1:53 pm

Getting Saracen at home first up is probably as good as it gets for GW, hoping they have not quite hit their strides yet. On the other hand we are also playing them last, which could prove very difficult if we need points to qualify. Sarries not exactly renowned for taking it easy even if they have already qualified.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 3:43 pm

BigGee - How did your fundraising go, did you meet your target?

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by tigertattie on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 4:36 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:A few points:

1. Edinburgh team looks patchy, a few first teamers mingled with kids. Who knew we had a player called Mungo...

2. I also hate that Brewdog bar. I've been once, and everyone was so authentic and individual that they had identical clothes, hair styles and beards. I was in my suit, reason being that I have a job, and like alcohol too much to waste time going home and getting changed. This Hipster nonsense needs to stop, or at least they can select another drink to ruin, and leave  craft beer well alone. Spiced rum, or something hideous.

3. I like the suggestions for the dog. It's a cocker. In all honesty Mini-fES will probably name it Moana or Cinderella (despite him being a boy).

well if it's a boy dog then surely Moana's partner in crime Maui (pronounced m-ow-way) is the way to go?

Actually quite a good name for a dog!!!
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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by Welly on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 4:40 pm

Interesting that Yawayawa left Glasgow for Cambrdige, sounds like he left as opposed to dropped at least.
http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/sport/cambridge-rugby-club/cambridge-rugby-club-swoop-for-sam-yawayawa-signing-1-5642317

Not seen anything mentioned before, but sorry if it was already posted.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 4:45 pm

EWT Spoons wrote:BigGee - How did your fundraising go, did you meet your target?

Thanks EWT,
my target was £3000 and technically I am at 87%, but with the gift aid added in, it is now well over the mark, which I am delighted about. There is still a little bit trickling in as well, particularly at work as I catch up with people. Anything else is a bonus now.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GrahameDick

Thanks once again to everyone for their contributions and support



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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 4:48 pm

Welly wrote:Interesting that Yawayawa left Glasgow for Cambrdige, sounds like he left as opposed to dropped at least.  
http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/sport/cambridge-rugby-club/cambridge-rugby-club-swoop-for-sam-yawayawa-signing-1-5642317

Not seen anything mentioned before, but sorry if it was already posted.

A good pedigree as a player, but unfortunately never really set the heather on fire whilst with Glasgow, he was comfortably outplayed by some of the other wingers in the U20 squad this season as well.

It may be that he was just one of those players that peaked at a very young age and just never moved on. Hopefully he can re-establish himself with Cambridge and move on again, but hard to see a professional career in the offing now.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by tigertattie on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 9:07 pm

Pat lambie spotted strutting about Edinburgh has set tongues wagging that he's moving here.

Surely he's just on holiday and is catching some shows atthe festival?
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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by jimbopip on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 10:52 pm

Unless he just flew in to buy a round at the Brewdog pub?

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 7:46 am

Laugh  pretty confident it was just a holiday.

10-12 loss for Edinburgh last night, but I'm not too worried about the score given it was a first hit out with 35 players getting gametime. Will wait and hear what spoons says but I read that Hamish Watson was a monster on his return from injury.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by EWT Spoons on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 10:35 am

I fear you're going to be disappointed with my update. Due to poor planning on my part and that it was mobed around the ground I missed most of the first half. Duhan went off before I got in with a head knock, shortly afterwards hickey went off with an injury. He walked off but very slowly.  However Baggott took his place and he played pretty well.

2nd half wasnt much better due to my afore-mentioned lateness and having to find somewhere out the way so my daughter could see, we were behind the posts Edinburgh were attacking, as such I couldn't see numbers.

From what I could see, Bain/Blain (can't remember his name) was pretty quick but didn't really standout, he also did a mad run across the field rather than forwards which gave bath a lovely platform in front of the posts when they brought him down.

Hamilton stood out, but not for good reason, seemed to have real trouble holding the ball.

Other than that it was a pretty dull game with very little happening, good defences from each side with little attacking flair.

Good crowd, but near silent other than one chant of something bath related.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by jimbopip on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 3:50 pm

Sounds like Mr Spoons had a typical Luvvies night: frustrating yet immensely dull at the same time.

Glasgow on the other hand... just passed the half century against Quins. Kevin Bryce has scored a try Shocked

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by jimbopip on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 3:52 pm

Final score 50-17.

8, count them 8, tries to Glasgow 3rds. Yahoo

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by George Carlin on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 6:17 pm

jimbopip wrote:Final score 50-17.

8, count them 8, tries to Glasgow 3rds. Yahoo
Yep: https://theoffsideline.com/warriors-eight-tries-perth/
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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by funnyExiledScot on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 8:19 am

I can only apologise now for buying a season ticket!

Still, nice to see Glasgow knocking the ball out the park when it doesn't matter. I'm sure they won't choke again when it does....

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by RDW_Scotland on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 8:22 am

It's a great win for Glasgow with some nice tries (and pleasantly surprising to see their scrum dominant) but reading comments from quins fans and coaches their problems of last season certainly haven't disappeared over the summer! Their defence was pretty limp.

Good run out though with some of the young guys scoring - Hastings had a few nice breaks too.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by George Carlin on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 9:22 am

funnyExiledScot wrote:I can only apologise now for buying a season ticket!

Still, nice to see Glasgow knocking the ball out the park when it doesn't matter. I'm sure they won't choke again when it does....
Nothing like a non-compliment compliment.

Are there highlights of the Edinburgh game up yet?
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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by RDW_Scotland on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 9:31 am

https://twitter.com/EdinburghRugby/status/1030892058440069120?s=19

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by funnyExiledScot on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 10:40 am

George Carlin wrote:
funnyExiledScot wrote:I can only apologise now for buying a season ticket!

Still, nice to see Glasgow knocking the ball out the park when it doesn't matter. I'm sure they won't choke again when it does....
Nothing like a non-compliment compliment.

Are there highlights of the Edinburgh game up yet?

You're welcome. Am genuinely pleased to hear Hastings played well when he came on. Class act.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 2:38 pm

Ulster and the SRU have agreed terms for Dan McFarland - he starts tomorrow.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by Eejit on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 8:12 pm

So Edinburgh lose valiantly while the once and future champions viciously thump their opposition. Normal service has resumed. You can keep the diddy 1872 cup, Glasgow will settle for a Pro14 and Champions cup double. Whistle

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by RDW_Scotland on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 8:15 pm

Eejit wrote:So Edinburgh lose valiantly while the once and future champions viciously thump their opposition. Normal service has resumed. You can keep the diddy 1872 cup, Glasgow will settle for a Pro14 and Champions cup double. Whistle
You been on the buckie again eejit? Hug

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by Eejit on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 8:17 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:
Eejit wrote:So Edinburgh lose valiantly while the once and future champions viciously thump their opposition. Normal service has resumed. You can keep the diddy 1872 cup, Glasgow will settle for a Pro14 and Champions cup double. Whistle
You been on the buckie again eejit? Hug

No more than usual. Erm

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by RDW_Scotland on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 8:56 pm

Laugh

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by EWT Spoons on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 10:09 am

Small correction to my indepth match report from earlier, turns out it wasn't Blain who did the mad run across his 22 in the 2nd half, but instead it was Fife.  Apologies, but in my defence there were a lot of changes at HT and the PA system was pretty poor and hard to understand, so missed most of who was being replaced for who.

I'll do better with the newcastle game*

*This is in no way guaranteed, and if anything it might be worse

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 10:14 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:Ulster and the SRU have agreed terms for Dan McFarland - he starts tomorrow.

Sounds like the Irish eventually blinked and opened up their wallet. Can't understand why they did not do it in the first place, Scotland were never going to let him go for nothing.

It is going to have been a bit of a fragmented pre season for Ulster, just like it was for Glasgow last year.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 10:19 am

Rumours of Glen Young to Glasgow on loan according to GF on the Newcastle thread.

Would certainly make some sense for Glasgow, who are suffering a bit of an injury crisis at lock atm.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by jimbopip on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 1:13 pm

Glen Young?

Bru, stop perusing those "gentlemen's monthlies" and give us some info on this Glen Young. Is he Scottish in the way Glen Campbell was?

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 1:38 pm

It was my post Jim, not Bru's! No offence taken though.

GY is a genuine boarders boy, who took the well worn path to the Falcon's academy. Played for Scotland U20s whilst there.

They have kept him on mainly as a squad filler and he has never really quite established himself as a regular. A big tall lad but a bit gangly from what I remember, who probably needs to fill out a bit more to become a top class lock. Maybe he has put on a bit of beef over the summer.

He would probably be a decent short term replacement for our wounded second rows.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by jimbopip on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 1:49 pm

No no Gee, unicyclist to the stars, Bru lives in Noocassell and as such has an encyclopedic knowledge of all their players. His role in life thus is to keep us up to date an all things Toon. Eh? (see what I did there?)


So we replace Naughty Boy with an extra from Jack And The Beanstalk? Headscratch

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 2:23 pm

jimbopip wrote:


So we replace Naughty Boy with an extra from Jack And The Beanstalk? Headscratch

That would be about right I think, but no doubt Bru can confirm or deny.


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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 4:00 pm

Glen has been a slow developer but is really playing well now. He's looked good in preseason and is a very mobile tall lock.
Would be a good loan signing if you are having injury crisis.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by jimbopip on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 4:20 pm

Thank you Mr Falcon. Considering Finn Russell's long term struggles with the English language I am sure we could accommodate another slow learner.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 21 Aug 2018, 8:26 am

A few more journos have been picking up on Dave Rennie's comment that Ali Price came back from the 6N overweight and sluggish, which contributed to his loss of form. Obviously we've only heard his opinion on the matter but it is surprising given modern sports science. This doesn't seem to be a common thing with Scotland so maybe it was the player letting himself go a bit?

Either way hopefully Price has a good break and recovery from his injury and comes back fit and able to regain his previous form, which was excellent. He's got plenty competition now though!

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Tue 21 Aug 2018, 10:29 pm

Rob Robertson tweeting this evening that Dave Rennie has opened negotiations with the SRU about extending his contract. Good news for the Warriors, a two year gig would never have given the full DR project the chance to come to fruition and him leaving at the end of this season could have ended up causing speculation and disruption throughout the season.

Now that the Welsh job has gone, there is no longer an obvious international job to be looking at, so maybe he has decided to hold tight for a couple more years and see what comes up after the WC.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by EWT Spoons on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 9:18 am

He's also tweeting that plans are being discussed to extend Scotstoun to 12k.

Some good news for those in the west.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 1:09 pm

Glasgow pick up Andrew Davidson from Newcastle for a couple of months loan to ease their second row injury worries. He would be a decent replacement to be coming in, a very promising young player who was unlucky not to get a contract himself at the time he went to the Falcons. I imagine he will be pleased to be back in his home town.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 1:37 pm

Speaking of Newcastle players...(massively tenuous link upcoming).....here is the Edinburgh squad that'll face them on friday:

Edinburgh rugby wrote:Head Coach Richard Cockerill has named an experienced side for tomorrow night’s pre-season friendly against English Premiership side Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park (Friday 24 August, kick-off 7.45pm).

The starting XV – which features six changes to the side that faced Bath last weekend – includes 10 Scotland internationalists, four of whom are club centurions.

Dougie Fife is named at fullback after his Man of the Match performance from the bench against Bath six-days-ago, and completes a back-three featuring wingers Tom Brown and Duhan van der Merwe.

Mark Bennett gets the nod at outside centre and starts alongside Matt Scott in a midfield totalling 61 Scotland appearances.

At half-back, Henry Pyrgos is named at scrum-half following a cameo performance against Bath last weekend. He features alongside South African stand-off Jaco van der Walt.

Cockerill names an unchanged front-row as newly appointed captain Stuart McInally packs down alongside Pierre Schoeman and Murray McCallum.

In the second-row, Fraser McKenzie returns to action to partner Ben Toolis, whilst Hamish Watson, Luke Hamilton and Bill Mata form a combative back-row.

Elsewhere, Juan Pablo Socino is named amongst the replacements and if involved will face his former side for whom he scored 166 points in 87 appearances.

Scotland Sevens star Jamie Farndale is also included on the bench alongside Fosroc Academy products Jamie Hodgson, Callum Atkinson and Jack Blain.

On his selection, Cockerill, said: “It was good to finally get a hit out against Bath last weekend and we’re looking forward to test ourselves against a Newcastle Falcons side who were really impressive in their win over Leinster.

“We showed plenty of positives against Bath in both the way we attacked and defended, so there’s a lot to build on as we prepare for what is set to be a testing start to the Guinness PRO14 season.”



Edinburgh team to face Newcastle Falcons in pre-season at Kingston Park this Friday 24 August (kick-off 7.45pm)



15. Dougie Fife



14. Tom Brown

13. Mark Bennett

12. Matt Scott

11. Duhan van der Merwe



10. Jaco van der Walt

9. Henry Pyrgos



1. Pierre Schoeman

2. Stuart McInally CAPTAIN

3. Murray McCallum

4. Fraser McKenzie

5. Ben Toolis

6. Luke Hamilton

7. Hamish Watson

8. Bill Mata



Replacements: Allan Dell, WP Nel, Ross Ford, Callum Hunter-Hill, Callum Atkinson, Jamie Ritchie, Luke Crosbie, Senitiki Nayalo, Sean Kennedy, Jason Baggott, Jamie Farndale, Juan Pablo Socino, James Johnstone, Chris Dean, George Taylor, Jamie Hodgson, Charlie Shiel, Pietro Ceccarelli, Dave Cherry and Jack Blain.


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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by EWT Spoons on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 1:38 pm

Bit of surprise to see Farndale involved again, seem to say this every year, but hopefully he gets a shot and steps up.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 1:44 pm

EWT Spoons wrote:Bit of surprise to see Farndale involved again, seem to say this every year, but hopefully he gets a shot and steps up.

I definitely think Cockers rates Farndale and would like to get him involved, he talked him up last year, but as he pinched Johnson and Fife, probably was pushing his luck to go for Farndale as well.

Farndale actually had a pretty standout season in the sevens and a particularly good WC. He seems to be a winger in the Cockers mould, not unlike VDM, big, fast and powerful. I would be very happy to see him get his chance at XVs, he was exceptional for Scotland as an U20 and would surely have moved up before had it not been for injuries.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by EWT Spoons on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 1:51 pm

BigGee wrote:
EWT Spoons wrote:Bit of surprise to see Farndale involved again, seem to say this every year, but hopefully he gets a shot and steps up.

I definitely think Cockers rates Farndale and would like to get him involved, he talked him up last year, but as he pinched Johnson and Fife, probably was pushing his luck to go for Farndale as well.

Farndale actually had a pretty standout season in the sevens and a particularly good WC. He seems to be a winger in the Cockers mould, not unlike VDM, big, fast and powerful. I would be very happy to see him get his chance at XVs, he was exceptional for Scotland as an U20 and would surely have moved up before had it not been for injuries.

Agree with all of this BigGee, but nearly every season, Farndale has a good 7s tournament/u20s tournament etc and is called up to Edinburgh, only to be be released back to 7s etc. I really hope this is his season, just seems a bit groundhog day'esq

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 2:57 pm

Glasgow team up to play Saints on Friday night.

Andrew Davidson straight into the squad. No sign of Hoggy, Zander or Shuggy yet, they seem to be getting an extended rest. DR did say that some of the internationals won't be back in till mid September, probably on the SA tour I would imagine. Still. all and all a pretty strong team for what should be a decent hit out at Franklin Gardens.



Callum Gibbins and Ryan Wilson are both named in the starting line-up for Glasgow Warriors’ final pre-season fixture at Franklin's Gardens tomorrow.

Head Coach Dave Rennie has made 13 changes from the side that beat Harlequins in Perth last Saturday with 19 internationals included in a 30-man squad.

Gibbins and Wilson start in a back-row alongside Rob Harley who was a substitute last weekend. International duo Jamie Bhatti and George Turner are called into the front row alongside D’Arcy Rae.

Scott Cummings and Greg Peterson start in the second-row.

George Horne and Adam Hastings combine at nine and ten, just as they did for Scotland on this year’s Summer Tour.

Tommy Seymour starts on the wing with last weekend’s Man of the Match Niko Matawalu named on the other side. Ruaridh Jackson starts at full-back.

Sam Johnson shifts from 13 to 12, with Alex Dunbar coming in at outside centre.

On the bench Nick Grigg and DTH van der Merwe are included, as is Andrew Davidson having joined on a short-term deal from Newcastle Falcons earlier this week.

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie, said: "We had a lot of young men on the field last week and this is a chance for us to start filtering back in some of our international players, who have had a good three weeks of training.

"Northampton have named a strong side, which is great from our perspective and it gives us a chance to get a bit more clarity around where we're at as a team and it'll be a good test for individuals.

"We treat these games as trials, so it's an opportunity for guys to impress and push for selection next week.

"Andrew Davidson is a good man and a good athlete and we’re looking forward to seeing how he goes."

Season Ticket and Warrior Nation Members will recieve an email over the next 24 hours with details of how they can access the live stream of tomorrow's game. Nick Heath and Rory Lawson will provide commentary from Franklin's Gardens with coverage commencing at 7.15pm. Supporters who would like to become a Warrior Nation Member and get access to the game need to sign up before 5pm on Thursday 23 August HERE.

Glasgow Warriors team to play Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens - Friday 18 August, 7.30pm. Season Ticket and Warrior Nation Members can watch LIVE on Glasgow Warriors TV.

1. Jamie Bhatti

2. George Turner

3. D’Arcy Rae

4. Scott Cummings

5. Greg Peterson

6. Rob Harley

7. Callum Gibbins (CC)

8. Ryan Wilson (CC)



9. George Horne

10. Adam Hastings

11. Niko Matawalu

12. Sam Johnson

13. Alex Dunbar

14. Tommy Seymour

15. Ruaridh Jackson


Replacements

Kevin Bryce, Grant Stewart, Alex Allan, Oli Kebble, Adam Nicol, Andrew Davidson, Matt Smith, Adam Ashe, Nick Frisby, Brandon Thomson, Paddy Kelly, Nick Grigg, Robbie Nairn, DTH van der Merwe, Rory Hughes.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 3:01 pm

Well I was close...I see you got Andrew Davidson on a 2 month loan. Real hot prospect him.

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Re: 20th Gathering of Edinburgh and Glasgow Discussion

Post by BigGee on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 3:04 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Well I was close...I see you got Andrew Davidson on a 2 month loan. Real hot prospect him.

We are very happy with that arrangement!

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