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Glasgow Warriors hope Tim Swinson OK for Champions Cup tie

Glasgow centre Peter Horne admits it will be “a big blow” if Tim Swinson is suspended for the club’s historic first-ever European Champions Cup quarter-final at Saracens on Sunday.

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Sean Lamont scores a late try to secure the win and a bonus point after a second-half resurgence by Glasgow. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Glasgow 35- 24 Connacht: Warrior spirit wins the day

If Glasgow Warriors have to miss out on a play-off place they are determined to go down fighting. They needed to call on all their reserves of patience, resolve and skill to see off a gutsy challenge from the reigning champions who were the better side for much of the first half.

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Stuart Hogg with his Six Nations Player of the Championship trophy. The Scotland full-back returns to Glasgows line-up against Connacht. Picture: SNS

Scotland stars return to boost Glasgow in must-win game

Double Six Nations Player of the Championship Stuart Hogg leads a cavalry charge of returning Scotland internationals for Glasgow’s must-win Guinness Pro12 match against champions Connacht at Scotstoun this evening.

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Stuart Hogg ‘chuffed to bits’ with Six Nations award

Stuart Hogg has credited his Scotland team-mates with helping him achieve a second successive Six Nations Player of the Championship award.

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Glasgow Warriors' Ali Price. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Ali Price: I’ve had luck but I’ve earned my place

So you are about to make your first Test start; you are feeling more nervous than you have ever felt before as you contemplate the challenges that face you under the glare of 67,000 people. So what is the last thing you do?

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Scotland winger Sean Lamont is to retire at the end of the season, bringing to an end a rugby career that saw him win 105 caps. Picture: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

Retiring Sean Lamont’s legacy is young Warriors

The most experienced voice in the Glasgow Warriors dressing room is almost certainly going to be missing next season. Sean Lamont, the wing with more than 100 caps for his country as well as the club, has let it be known he will retire in the summer.

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Scotland's Huw Jones goes off with a hamstring injury against Italy. He is out for five months. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Injured Huw Jones to miss Lions and Scotland tours

Scotland centre Huw Jones faces about five months out after tearing his hamstring.

Stuart Hogg, left, and Jonny Gray have been nominated for European Player of the Year. Picture: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire

Stuart Hogg, Jonny Gray nominated for Euro Player of Year

THE Glasgow duo of Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray are the two Scots to be nominated for the European Player of the Year award.

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Glasgow Warriors James Malcolm with Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr and fellow Warrior Nick Grigg. Picture: Mark Ferguson/Contributed

Beauty and the beasts launch Glasgow Kiltwalk 2017

MISS Scotland donned a kilt with Glasgow Warriors rugby stars to kick-off preparations for this year’s Kiltwalk.

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Mark Bennett breaks away to score his long-range try against Dragons. Picture: SNS.

Glasgow Warriors pile on tries after slow start

Not so many years back, if a Glasgow/Dragons game was taking place in your back garden you’d have drawn the curtains, such was the stodgy fare on offer. Now, thanks to Scotstoun’s artificial pitch, a let-up in the weather and genuine ambition from both sides, we were entertained by a nine-try extravaganza, even if it was a little too one-sided to truly engage any but the hard core 
Warrior fans.

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Nick Grigg scores his second try, kick-starting an eventually comfortable victory for the Warriors.  Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Glasgow 47 - 17 Dragons: Warriors run in seven tries

The Warriors duly ended a three-match losing streak in the Guinness Pro12 with this regulation win over the Dragons at Scotstoun but Gregor Townsend’s troops have only rarely hit their straps this season and they struggled for the first 40 yesterday afternoon before stretching their legs and their lead in the second half, five of their seven tries coming after the break.

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Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend says the upside to being without his key internationalists is that he can blood other players: Picture: SNS

Gregor Townsend sees upside to absence of Glasgow stars

Since the Test windows have just about derailed Glasgow Warriors’ season, you might expect Gregor Townsend, their head coach, fiercely to back any plan that would cut the number of games played when his small army of internationalists are away.

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Gregor Townsend admits it will take something special to secure a top-four place. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Glasgow Warriors’s play-off hopes are all but over

Scotland rugby’s high did not reach down to Glasgow as a third defeat in a row meant they are now outsiders for a place in the top four who will contest the Guinness Pro12 title.

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Pat MacArthur could make his 150th appearance off the bench. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Play-off place on Glasgow’s mind in Swansea

Glasgow sit sixth in the Guinness Pro12 ahead of today’s match against the Ospreys in Swansea. They are already eight points off the play-off places, Ulster have a game in hand and if the Warriors are planning a charge on the rails then they had better shake a leg.

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Interview: Finn Russell on Pick ’n’ Mix and Miss Scotland

So, here I am at the Scotland rugby squad camp, laughing at Vern Cotter. Well, not actually at him because you don’t do that sort of thing, but the spoof Twitter account for the head coach, called Stern Vern Cotter, throws up some gems, such as: “Just Greeg and I watching #Eng-Wal game in team hotel. Others are playing Call of Duty. Finn’s out on the lawn waving at aeroplanes.”

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Jim Taylor, the Hearts and Balls ambassador, with rugby players from Glasgow Warriors and GHK rugby club.  Picture: Martin Shields/Contributed

Injured Scottish rugby players to get Kiltwalk cash boost

A RUGBY charity which supports players who suffer life-changing ­injuries in the sport are set to ­benefit from this year’s massive ­Kiltwalk event.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend. Picture: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Gregor Townsend proud of Glasgow Warriors’ late rally

Despite leaving Belfast empty-
handed, Gregor Townsend insisted he was proud of the effort his young side showed to rally late on against a 
rampant Ulster.

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Scotlands Richie Gray and Kieran Low, right, in action against Canada at the BMO Stadium in Toronto in 2014. Picture: Craig Watson/SNS

Pro12 aims to go west in American expansion

While all eyes have been glued to the opening two rounds of Six Nations action, the Pro12 has been working quietly to expand its reach all the way across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Americas. Plans have been drawn up to include one US franchise and another in Canada in a brand new league dubbed the Guinness Atlantic Rugby Championship. The new league is scheduled to kick off in time for season 2018-19, provided all the parts are in place.

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Glasgow Warriors' Scott Cummings in action against Ulster

Ulster 37 - 17 Glasgow Warriors: Poor tackling comes at cost

Scott Cummings scored two second-half tries for Glasgow Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to upset Ulster who claimed a bonus-point win at Kingspan Stadium.

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Glasgow Warriors' Peter Horne after signing a new three-year deal with the club. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Staying at Glasgow feels like a fresh start for Peter Horne

Peter Horne believes the arrival of new head coach Dave Rennie in the summer makes the decision to stay at a club where he has been for eight seasons feel like “a fresh start”.

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