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GLASGOW have lost out to reigning French top 14 champions Clermont Auvergne in the battle to sign promising Ayrshire teenager Mark Bennett.
EDINBURGH and Glasgow players are among the frontrunners for the Magners League try of the season prize, it was revealed last night.
MELROSE stand-off Scott Wight is to train with Glasgow next week as coach Sean Lineen considers adding the 25-year-old to his squad for next season.
If most people were offered 11 months' break from their day jobs they would probably offer up a little prayer of thanks before reaching for the whisky bottle and the holiday brochures. Chris Cusiter was a little less enthusiastic.
EDINBURGH signed off from Murrayfield for the season with a third straight win at home, and though the 27-15 defeat of Newport Gwent Dragons was not good enough to improve their league placing with Glasgow losing 37-29 to Dragons at Firhill the importance of a victory in a tough season was not lost.
Glasgow flattered to deceive in their final appearance at Firhill this season in a match where the lead changed hands seven times but that eventually proved to be beyond their grasp.
BERNARDO Stortoni will experience the sandy plain of Firhill for the last time tonight, before the popular internationalist signs off from Glasgow and a professional rugby career to become a gaucho back on the pampas of his native Argentina.
GLASGOW supporters are gearing up for a big send-off to some of the club's greatest players tomorrow night, and the players have also acknowledged that the final home match of the season against Scarlets will be an emotional affair.
SEAN Lineen tried to insist that the positives outweighed the negatives as he looked back on Glasgow's frustratingly narrow Magner's League defeat.
THE presence of Chris Cusiter wasn't enough to inspire Glasgow to victory in a tense and untidy encounter in Italy.
THE Scottish pro-team exodus continued last night when Glasgow lock Aly Muldowney clinched a deal to join ambitious Premiership side Exeter Chiefs.
SCOTTISH rugby is to lose a second talented young forward to Sale this summer with Fraser McKenzie following Richie Vernon to the Premiership outfit.
IF sport is all about winning, then this was the game where Glasgow finally came good on the road. If it is about performance, then this team still has a long way to go, and for the club's players who are on the fringes of the national squad preparing for the Rugby World Cup, the perfect combination of performance and results cannot come soon enough.
The 2011/12 Magners League season will kick-off on the first weekend of September this year and will be played over six of the eight weeks set aside for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
GLASGOW have been strengthened for their first trip to the Italian newcomers of Aironi, with Scotland international centre Graeme Morrison returning to the starting line-up after four months out injured.
WHEN Gordon McKie took over as the SRU chief executive in August 2005, his demands for change and emotive rhetoric were welcomed as the sign of a man impatient to effect improvement.
GORDON McKie turned the spotlight firmly on the merits of professional rugby in Scotland yesterday, and insisted that he could only guarantee the future of Edinburgh and Glasgow up to 2014 unless changes resulted in success.
FOR the second week in a row South African Ruan Pienaar delivered a last-second kick to win the game, cruelly ending a fine Glasgow effort at Firhill last night.