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Hard-working summer has Greg Peterson and Warriors combat ready

Most rugby players get a look of fear in their eyes when the term “pre-season” is uttered, but Glasgow Warriors’ Greg Peterson is loving putting in the hard yards after a frustrating 2016/17.

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Glasgow Warriors' signing Brandon Thomson. Picture: SNS

Brandon Thomson agrees to join Glasgow Warriors on two-year deal

Glasgow are to take South African fly-half Brandon Thomson back to Scotstoun following a short but successful loan spell.

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Stuart Hogg was injured playing for the Lions against Crusaders. Picture: Billy Stickland/INPHO/REX/Shutterstock

Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray face up to six months out

Glasgow and Scotland pair Jonny Gray and Stuart Hogg both face up to six months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery.

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Finn Russell was one of Scotland's try-scorers in the win over Australia in Sydney and was rewarded with a Lions call-up. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Kenny Murray hails Glasgow connection in famous Scotland win

Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Kenny Murray hailed “a great weekend for Scottish rugby” and, while praising the impact of his former boss Gregor Townsend, believes another former colleague deserves his share of the credit.

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inn Russell celebrates his try against Australia. Picture: Getty.

Scotland rugby team: Finn Russell to join Montpellier

Finn Russell’s emergence as a world-class stand-off will be recognised with a big-money move to Montpellier in time for season 2018-19, the one after next.

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Stuart Hogg leaves the field with a facial injury in the Lions' win over Crusaders. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg ruled out of British and Irish Lions tour

Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg has been ruled out of the remainder of the British and Irish Lions tour.

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Former Scotland coach Vern Cotter is now in charge of Montpellier. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Glasgow Warriors to face Vern Cotter in Euro Champions Cup

Glasgow Warriors will be up against former Scotland coach Vern Cotter in next season’s European Champions Cup after a tough draw paired them with Montpellier.

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Glasgow scrum-half Ali Price is set to be named at No 9 for Scotland's Test against Italy. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Ali Price: I’m just trying to get better all the time

Travelling a third of the way round the world to face Italy in the tropical heat of Singapore is a unique experience for everyone involved but for one youngster in the Scottish side it is a particularly exciting time.

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Italy's Samuela Vunisa has signed for Glasgow from Saracens. Picture: AFP/Getty

Glasgow Warriors sign Italy forward Samuela Vunisa

Glasgow have signed Italy forward Samuela Vunisa from European champions Saracens.

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Retired BBC Radio Scotland rugby commentator Bill Johnstone outside Jedburgh Abbey. Picture: John Devlin

Interview: Bill Johnstone on his life behind the microphone

The tape recorder has just been activated to capture what turns into a fabulously entertaining hour in the company of freshly retired Radio Scotland rugby commentator Bill Johnstone when, right on cue, a visual trip down memory lane appears on the table to kick off the chat, or “blether” as he would say, perfectly.

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Glasgow Warriors take on Edinburgh in the Pro12. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Scotland loses guaranteed place in European Champions Cup

Scotland will no longer be guaranteed a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup under new qualification rules to be brought in next season.

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Continuity: Gregor Townsend may have exited Glasgow for Scotland but ties are still strong.  Photograph: Craig Williamson/SNS

Scots rugby needs strong Edinburgh says Gregor Townsend

Gregor Townsend may have effectively taken over as Scotland coach last weekend, naming his squad for the summer tour on the Monday, but it will be this week when he actually starts to work with the players at the Oriam training camp that the job really begins.

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Glasgow's Rob Harley challenges Edinburgh's Cornell du Preez during the 1872 Cup second leg at Scotstoun. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh rip up script for Gregor Townsend’s Glasgow exit

It wasn’t a classic game of rugby but there were no shortage of narrative threads in Saturday evening’s surprise 29-18 win for Edinburgh at Scotstoun, which brought the curtain down on the domestic professional season.

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Gregor Townsend pays tribute to the strong Glasgow support. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Gregor Townsend says goodbye with pride in club’s advance

It was with mixed emotions that interim Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge spoke to the media after this match. He was thinking exactly the same thing the journalists were, had his team played like this in every match he might have taken the Edinburgh reins on a permanent basis.

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Full-back Glen Bryce dives over the line to score Edinburghs second try. Photograph: Bill Murray/SNS

Glasgow Warriors 18 - 29 Edinburgh: Weir spoils the party

After a miserable season that included a record run of losses, Edinburgh’s put-upon players got a sniff of redemption and they grabbed it with both hands. This was their first win in Glasgow since 2003, which puts the result into perspective – and it was no fluke.

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Gregor Townsend, right, who oversees his final game as Glasgow coach in Saturday's 1872 Cup second leg, celebrates after guiding his side to their famous win over Munster in the 2015 Guinness Pro12 final. Picture: SNS/SRU

Gregor Townsend in better position now to enjoy Scotland job

When Gregor Townsend took over as head coach of Glasgow Warriors in 2012 he viewed it as a welcome escape from the international arena, which he confessed yesterday he hadn’t enjoyed all that much.

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Glasgow winger Sean Lamont is set to feature against Edinburgh in his final game before hanging up his boots. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Allan Massie: Retiring Sean Lamont a wholehearted Warrior

It seemed disappointing when the inter-city matches for the 1872 Cup were no longer a double-header over Christmas and New Year. Now, with neither Glasgow nor Edinburgh involved in the Guinness Pro12 play-offs, the second leg of the Cup-tie makes for an agreeable end to the season. Glasgow are at home, start with a useful lead and should win, but Edinburgh have tended to raise their game against their domestic rival, and may do so again, no matter how wayward and often, frankly, feeble they have been so often this season.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend will take charge of Scotland after this weekend. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Gregor Townsend tells Edinburgh and Glasgow: must do better

As Gregor Townsend prepares to take over as Scotland head coach, he has issued a “must do better” demand to both pro teams ahead of this evening’s season-ending Glasgow v Edinburgh inter-city clash.

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Glasgow winger Tommy Seymour is in the Pro12 Dream Team. Picture: Toby Williams

Tommy Seymour and Ben Toolis in Guinness Pro12 Dream Team

Glasgow winger Tommy Seymour and Edinburgh lock Ben Toolis have been named in this season’s Guinness Pro12 Dream Team.

The pair are the only two Scots in the side which was voted for by a media panel comprising journalists and broadcasters from Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Players from Irish sides dominate the XV.

The full team is:

15 Tiernan O’Halloran (Connacht)

14 Tommy Seymour (Glasgow)

13 Jaco Taute (Munster)

12 Rory Scannell (Munster)

11 Charles Piutau (Ulster)

10 Tyler Bleyendaal (Munster)

9 Ruan Pienaar (Ulster)

1 Dave Kilcoyne (Munster)

2 Ken Owens (Scarlets)

3 John Ryan (Munster)

4 Ben Toolis (Edinburgh)

5 Billy Holland (Munster)

6 Dan Leavy (Leinster)

7 James Davies (Scarlets)

8 Jack Conan (Leinster)

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Glasgow hooker Fraser Brown left Edinburgh six years ago but says 'there's always going to be a bit of rivalry there'. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Extra spice for Fraser Brown as Glasgow host Edinburgh

Having failed to make the Pro12 play-offs for the first time in six years, every member of the Glasgow Warriors squad will feel they have a point to prove when they bring the curtain down on a disappointing campaign at home to Edinburgh tomorrow evening.

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