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Scott Cummings can be the coming man

The presence of a couple of ticket touts outside Scotstoun (why are they always English?) was testimony to the importance of Friday’s evening;s match. It’s been a while coming, so victory over Munster was all the more welcome because Friday’s win coincided with Glasgow’s best performance of the season to date – not that there was anything coincidental about it.

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Lee Jones finishes off a superb eighty-yard move to score Glasgow Warriors second try. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Glasgow 37 - 10 Munster: Warriors go top of Pro14 Conference A


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The Glasgow squad go through a lineout drill at Ravenscraig's indoor facility ahead of tonight's top of Conference A clash with Munster. Picture: SNS

Glasgow injuries ease but Alex Dunbar may miss autumn Tests

Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie had some positive injury reports for a few players yesterday after naming his team to face Munster at Scotstoun tonight but Alex Dunbar looks to be a doubt for the autumn Test series after the Kiwi said the centre could be out “for a little while”.

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Adam Ashe is hopeful of making his fourth consecutive start for Glasgow against Munster tomorrow night. Picture: SNS/SRU

Power of positive thinking gets Adam Ashe back on track

Glasgow No 8 Adam Ashe has had more than his fair share of setbacks in the past couple of years but spoke yesterday of how his adoption of ‘Inside-Out mindfulness’ has helped him retain a positive mindset and get his career back on track.

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Glasgow back row Matt Fagerson tackles Cardiffs Damian Welch. Pictue: Getty

Glasgow gear up for Munster test with victory over Cardiff

Conference table A in the Guinness Pro14 is already beginning to look like a two-horse race, thanks to a last-minute kick from Cardiff Blues stand-off Steven Shingler slipping the wrong side of the post.

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Under the radar: Lelia Masaga may have slipped into Glasgow quietly but hes been a star with the Chiefs. Photograph: John Devlin/Getty Images

Lelia Masaga will be a Warrior chief in the west

There is a scene in the 1963 film Anthony and Cleopatra where Elizabeth Taylor as the queen is first introduced to Rome. She sits atop a giant Sphinx which is pulled by several thousand slaves, preceded by a troop of cavalry with the brass section trumpeting her arrival. That is how former All Blacks are traditionally introduced to their new clubs, but somehow Lelia Masaga slipped into Glasgow almost unnoticed.

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Winger Tommy Seymour starts for Glasgow in Cardiff this evening. Picture: SNS

Tommy Seymour returns to boost injury-hit Glasgow

It is only the third weekend of a long season but already injuries are having as big a say as Dave Rennie in the Glasgow Warriors’ selection. Rory Hughes is injured, the promising South African prop Oli Kebble may require surgery on his toe and skipper Ryan Wilson sits this one out with a neck strain.

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Lee Jones in action at the Gold Coast Sevens during his successful stint with the Scotland Sevens squad. Picture: Getty

Glasgow’s Lee Jones says sevens helped revive his career

Lee Jones’ first four Scotland caps came in little over four weeks but the wait to add a fifth took five years as the Glasgow Warriors wing worked his way back to the top via the national sevens programme.

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Tim Swinson says Glasgow Warriors will travel to face Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park with confidence but no complacency. Warriors lost in Cardiff at a similar stage of last season.

Tim Swinson: Rennie wants everyone to feel they have a role

In the past couple of seasons since they famously won the Guinness Pro12 it has become increasingly clear that, if Glasgow are to repeat the feat in this inaugural Pro14 championship, squad depth will be key.

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Cardiff Blues and Wales flanker Sam Warburton is to undergo neck surgery and will be out of action for up to four months. Picture: PA

Blow for Cardiff and Wales as Sam Warburton set for surgery

Two-time British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton is out for the rest of the year after news that he will have to undergo surgery following the recurrence of a long-standing neck injury.

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Glasgow Warriors' new signing Callum Gibbins with captain Ryan Wilson. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Callum Gibbins makes his mark in Glasgow’s victory over Ospreys

His team claimed their second win in succession, a bonus point victory over a useful Ospreys side that propels Glasgow into second place in Conference A, just one point behind Munster. So the Warriors’ Dave Rennie had every reason to be pleased with his team’s effort, right?

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Warriors' Adam Ashe races through to score his try. Picture: SNS/SRU Gary Hutchison

Glasgow Warriors 31 - 10 Ospreys: Two wins from two for Warriors

Glasgow made it two wins from two with a 31-10 success against Ospreys as new coach Dave Rennie enjoyed a positive first home match at the helm.

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Referees have been told to clamp down on high tackles.   Picture: Ian Rutherford

Allan Massie: Referees are right to be strict on high tackles

Mick Cleary, the Daily Telegraph’s respected rugby correspondent, suggested this week that referees are being too strict in their policing of high tackles. They’ll have to adjust their ways, he said, if we aren’t to end up with 11-a side. One obvious answer is of course that it’s the players who should be adjusting their ways. Still, as with any worthwhile argument, there are two sides to the question.

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Warriors Jonny Gray and Stuart Hogg launch CashBack schools of rugby at Glasgows Smithycroft Secondary.

Stuart Hogg puts injury time to good use as he eyes future

Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray may be enduring the frustration of extended injury lay-offs but every day remains a school day for two of Scottish rugby’s brightest shining stars.

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Adam Hastings will miss Glasgow's home clash with the Ospreys. Picture: SNS/SRU

Finn Russell eyes Glasgow return as Adam Hastings sidelined

With young stand-off Adam Hastings looking at spending at least three weeks out after suffering a nasty gash to the thigh in the Guinness Pro14 opener at Connacht, the Glasgow Warriors coaching staff will be relieved that Scotland playmaker Finn Russell seems set for a return to action.

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Glasgow Warriors Peter Horne and Matt Fagerson tackle Bundee Aki of Connacht. Picture:  INPHO.

Glasgow Warriors’ Dave Rennie makes winning start in Pro14

New Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie will hope for a second Conference A victory against Ospreys this Saturday after his troops left Galway with a battling victory to start the Pro14 season.

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Connacht's Craig Ronaldson is tackled by Oli Kebble of Glasgow
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Connacht 12-18 Glasgow: Winning start for Dave Rennie

Dave Rennie’s reign as Glasgow coach got off to a winning start as Connacht lost their opening-round fixture against the Warriors at home in the Sportsground for the second successive season.

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New Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture; Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU

Allan Massie: Different brief for Cockerill and Rennie

So the latest version of what used to be the 
Celtic League kicks off, and looks a pretty rum affair with the addition of the two South 
African clubs who were in search of a new home after being booted
out of Super Rugby. Nobody knows what they will bring to the party – on the field of play 
anyway; we do know that they bring in more revenue from 
television, which is why they have been made welcome.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie. Picture: SNS

Dave Rennie names PRO14 debutants in his Glasgow Warriors team

IT won’t just be Dave Rennie getting his first taste of Guinness Pro14 action when Glasgow face Connacht in Galway tomorrow after the coach handed two competitive debuts in his team.

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