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SRU president urges clubs to vote on outside investment

SRU president Rob Flockhart has issued a plea for clubs to turn out at Friday evening’s Special General Meeting and vote to approve outside investment in the country’s two professional teams.

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Rob Flockhart is confident his motion has the backing of the clubs and hopes for a big turn-out at the SGM. Picture: SNS/SRU

Clubs need to take ‘a bit of responsibility’ - SRU president

SRU president Rob Flockhart says he can’t think of a reason why clubs wouldn’t back his motion at Friday’s Special General Meeting and has urged them to “take a bit of responsibility”.

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Glasgow Warriors have signed New Zealand-born second-row Brian Alainuuese from Waikato until the end of the season

Glasgow Warriors sign lock Brian Alainu’uese from Chiefs

GLASGOW Warriors have signed giant New Zealand-born lock Brian Alainu’uese from incoming new head coach Dave Rennie’s Waikato Chiefs.

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Emotional Munster pair Ian Keatley and Tommy O'Donnell after the final whistle at Thomond Park. Picture: Lorraine O'Sullivan/PA Wire

Munster channel emotion in stirring win over Glasgow

If Gregor Townsend had a regret on one of the most emotionally-charged days that this wonderful competition has seen, it was that his men did not turn up and produce a performance to honour the occasion.

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Derek Richardson: Stadium income. Picture: Contributed

Iain Morrison: Scots pro team sale hurt by facilities

I got a letter from my bank recently informing me that the interest I receive on my balance was about to drop from the less than generous 0.1 per cent per annum to the Scrooge-like 0.001 per cent. Naturally enough, I shopped around to see what else might be available and happened upon an investment opportunity from the nice folks at Murrayfield PLC. They are willing to sell me a slice of their pro team action and, with rugby’s global brand growing as never before, this was an opportunity too good to miss.

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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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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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Mark Dodson says he wants permission  from member clubs to seek outside investors in the pro teams because of inflation in the game.

SRU boss Mark Dodson: We can’t afford pro team inflation

SRU chief executive Mark Dodson has called on member clubs to back the union’s bid to seek outside investment in Scotland’s pro teams and said the search for suitable partners will be a global one.

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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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Ruaridh Mackenzie: Chance. Picture: SNS

Ruaridh Mackenzie signs dual Glasgow-Ayr contract

Glasgow Warriors have signed 21-year-old back-row forward Ruaridh Mackenzie in a partnership deal with BT Premiership side Ayr until the end of the season.

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Henry Pyrgos was a stand-out player for Warriors against Leicester Tigers at Scotstoun. Picture: Craig Watson/PA Wire

Chris Cusiter praises ‘top-class’ Warrior Henry Pyrgos

Former team-mate Chris Cusiter believes that the responsibility of co-captaincy at Glasgow Warriors is helping Henry Pyrgos take his game to the next level.

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Supporters who had travelled to Paris went to Stade Yves-Du-Manoir to lay scarves and flags in tribute to Anthony Foley. Picture: Getty.

Gregor Townsend pays tribute to Munster coach Anthony Foley

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend has joined the rugby
world in paying tribute to Anthony Foley, the head coach of Irish side Munster who died suddenly yesterday aged 42.

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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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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend will take over the Scotland job next summer. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS/SRU

Gregor Townsend will take Glasgow coaches to Scotland

Two of Glasgow Warriors’ top coaches will go with Gregor Townsend when he takes over as Scotland head coach

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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' 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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