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Glasgow Warriors kept their quarter-final dream alive with the timely unearthing of one of their best performances in Europe against the reigning French champions who had won the last 12 matches in their own back yard.

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Leone Nakarawa in action for Racing 92 against Stade Francais in the French Top 14. Picture: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Leone Nakarawa aiming to derail Glasgow’s European dream

It is the nature of the business but Glasgow have lost a heap of talent over the years: Richie Gray to France, Al 
Kellock to old age, DTH van der Merwe and John Barclay to the Scarlets, Moray Low and Niko Matawalu to the Chiefs, Duncan Weir to their inter city rivals. But if Gregor Townsend had the opportunity to recall just one of the many alumni there is little doubt that he would put out the welcome mat for a long-limbed Fijian lock who became a firm favourite of all at Scotstoun, coaches, players and fans alike.

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Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend hopes to engineer a famous win in Paris. Picture: SNS Group

Gregor Townsend needs away win to erase blot on copybook

It is perhaps the one blot on Gregor Townsend’s coaching copybook, the failure of Glasgow to progress to the quarter-finals of Europe.

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Concentration is key for Glasgow Warriors in Paris Euro tie

Glasgow’s hooker Fraser Brown played in the first European match against Racing 92 last season, a 34-10 defeat in Paris, but missed the chance to gain a sliver of revenge in Kilmarnock when the Warriors won the return 22-5.

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Glasgow Warriors' Alex Dunbar is relishing this weekend's clash with Racing 92. Picture: Ross Brownlee/SNS/SRU

Glasgow centre Alex Dunbar ready to tackle childhood heroes

Gregor Townsend was reluctant to give away too much about the 23-man Glasgow squad that will face Racing 92 on Saturday beyond the bleeding obvious.

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Tommy Seymour is back and eager to play after spending time on Scotland duty during the autumn Tests. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Gregor Townsend: Munster battle is just what Warriors need

If it isn’t a full blown crisis at Glasgow then it is undoubtedly the little brother of one and Junior looks an awful lot like his much maligned elder sibling.

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Edinburgh Rugby's Blair Kinghorn had an impressive showing. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from the cups so far

Iain Morrison looks at the respective cup campaigns of Edinburgh and Glasgow so far.

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A minute's silence is observed in memory of Anthony Foley before the European Champions Cup, Pool One match against Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Lorraine O'Sullivan/PA Wire

Munster 38 – 17 Glasgow Warriors: Reds win it for Anthony Foley

Perhaps it was always going to be an impossible task for Glasgow Warriors and maybe cold analysis of a rugby match might be crass in the circumstances, but this was a day which belonged to Munster and their late head coach Anthony Foley.

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Sean Lamont has been called up to replace Leonardo Sarto for the game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Gregor Townsend: We will help to honour Anthony Foley

It’s been a trying time in re-cent weeks for the extended family that is Munster rugby.

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Warriors co-captain Henry Pyrgos expects the grieving Munster players to give their best possible performance at Thomond Park.

Glasgow ‘have to be even better than Leicester display’

Glasgow’s magnificent victory over Leicester has been hailed as one of the finest by a Scottish side in Europe but Warriors co-captain Henry Pyrgos believes the magnitude of tomorrow’s match against Munster in Limerick will require an even better showing if they are to make it two wins from two.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend. Picture: SNS

Gregor Townsend expects togetherness and poignancy at Thomond

Glasgow were already anticipating the unique atmosphere of Thomond Park on a European afternoon and know that will now be ramped up even more in the wake of Anthony Foley’s tragic death on Sunday.

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Anthony Foley: Mourned. Picture: PA

Glasgow Warriors vow to honour Anthony Foley memory

Gregor Townsend says Glasgow Warriors will do all they can to honour the memory of Anthony Foley, the Munster coach who died suddenly in Paris last Sunday, aged just 42.

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Munster fans pay tribute to former Ireland and Munster star Anthony Foley outside Thomond Park in Limerick. Picture: PA

Munster v Glasgow to go ahead after death of Anthony Foley

Glasgow Warriors’ Champions Cup match with Munster will go ahead this weekend following sudden death of Anthony Foley.

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Gordon Reid: Led the forward charges

How Gordon Reid enjoyed Warriors’ century by taming Tigers

Glasgow beat Leicester by a handy 29-point margin and they did so with a makeshift midfield after Alex Dunbar was taken ill and Sam Johnson disappeared for a head injury assessment.

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New Zealands brilliant stand-off Beauden Barrett has helped take his team to a new level in world rugby. Picture: Anesh Debiky/Getty

Allan Massie: Thank goodness we’re not playing All Blacks

With Glasgow playing their first match in the European Champions Cup a few hours after I write this, it would be vain to speculate on their chance of getting out of their pool for the first time. It’s a hard task. To put it in perspective, Paul O’Connell said this week that for Munster, who are in the same pool as Glasgow, along with Leicester and Racing 92, to do that would be as great an achievement as their double winning of the old Heineken Cup was in his playing days.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend was thrilled with the victory over Leicester. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Gregor Townsend hails outstanding Euro win for Glasgow

A delighted Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend heaped praise on his players after one of the great European nights in Scottish rugby history.

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Glasgow Warriors' Leo Sarto plunges over for a try in the European Champions Cup match against Leicester Tigers at Scotstoun. Picture: Craig Watson/PA Wire

Glasgow 42 Leicester 13: Dream start for Warriors in Europe

The chant of “we are Warriors, we are Warriors” which regularly rings out from the Scotstoun stands was particularly apt last night as Glasgow showed their mettle and then some to tame Leicester Tigers and get their European Champions Cup campaign off to the perfect start.

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Gregor Townsend has named the team he hopes can topple Leicester. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS/SRU

Tommy Seymour back injury ‘a blow’ admits Gregor Townsend

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend admitted ahead of tonight’s European Champions Cup Pool 1 opener against Leicester Tigers at Scotstoun that the loss of top tryscorer Tommy Seymour to a back injury is “a blow”.

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Stuart Hogg has extended his contract with Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS/SRU

Stuart Hogg: Family and rugby come before big pay-day

He may just have signed what is believed to be the highest-paid playing contract in Scottish rugby history but Stuart Hogg insisted yesterday that money is not his prime motivator and the prospect of even greater riches was “easy” to turn down.

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Tommy Seymour has been named Glasgow Warriors' McCrea Financial Services player of the month. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Tommy Seymour targets flying start for Glasgow Warriors

In-form Glasgow winger 
Tommy Seymour admits the pain of losing last year’s European Champions Cup opener
at home to Northampton Saints has brought an added intensity to the squad this week ahead of tomorrow’s 
visit by Leicester.

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