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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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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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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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Sean Lamont scored two tries for Glasgow. Picture: SNS

Zebre 28 - 33 Glasgow: Warriors hold on for victory

THERE is a theatrical tradition that a bad dress rehearsal is the sign of a good opening night. Glasgow Warriors will certainly be hoping it was true as they collapsed from a point where they were in total control of the game to end out sweating on the result after being 22 points ahead.

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Ayr's Rob McAlpine will play for Glasgow Warriors against Zebre tomorrow. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Ayr’s McAlpine scales the heights

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend revealed that Scott Cummings and Greg Peterson both underwent shoulder surgery last week... which was great news for Ayr lock Rob McAlpine.

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Edinburgh's Tom Brown (centre) breaks through from Treviso's Benvenuti Tommaso (right) and Buondonno Andrea. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh 45-10 Treviso: Win for caretaker Duncan Hodge

Acting head coach Duncan Hodge got a first win under his belt last night as Edinburgh enjoyed a comfortable seven-try rout of Italian strugglers Treviso to make it two victories from six in the Guinness Pro12.

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Ryan Wilson says the Warriors must get on top of Zebres pack if they are to get the win they require for both their Pro12 challenge and to boost the side ahead of the Champions Cup. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS/SRU

Ryan Wilson: Glasgow must not take Zebre lightly

Glasgow take to the field against Zebre tomorrow afternoon looking for precious league points and a morale-boosting victory before back to back Champions Cup fixtures against Leicester Tigers and Munster.

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Ewan McQuillin will be thrown straight in at tighthead for Edinburgh against Treviso tonight. Picture: SNS/SRU

Tighthead crisis for Edinburgh Rugby ahead of Treviso clash

Edinburgh’s trying start to the season, which has seen them lose a head coach and four Guinness Pro12 games out of five, has been tested further with an injury crisis at tighthead prop.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS/SRU

Wounded Glasgow Warriors shuffle the pack for Dragons clash

Two losses on the bounce may not represent a crisis for Glasgow Warriors but, when they face the Dragons in Newport tonight, head coach Gregor Townsend will be keen to avoid finding out if three 
successive defeats does.

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New Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge will lead his side against Connacht in Galway. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Scotland forwards back in Edinburgh team

The self-enforced vow of silence undertaken by Edinburgh Rugby in the aftermath of yesterday’s news that Alan Solomons has left his post as the club’s head coach was broken briefly yesterday lunchtime with the issue of a press release which named the team to take on Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway this evening.

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Edinburgh Rugby's Junior Rasolea. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Junior Rasolea: Honesty is best policy for Edinburgh

The grass is not always greener on the other side. Solomoni “Junior” Rasolea knows this better than most, having struggled to command a starting position at Edinburgh since moving from Western Australia during the summer. But the Fijian-born centre – who has played for the Australian Sevens team – says he has been impressed by the honesty culture at the club.

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Mark Dodson, chief executive of the Scottish Rugby Union. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scottish Rugby chief seeks green light for sale of pro teams

The Scottish Rugby Union has called a special general meeting of clubs for 28 October where they will hope to gain the two-thirds majority required which would allow chief executive Mark Dodson his wish to sell one of both of the pro teams, or parts thereof.

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Edinburgh Rugby have appointed Duncan Hodge as acting coach. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Iain Morrison: Why Alan Solomons had to depart Edinburgh

Rugby’s first coaching casualty of the season has arrived after just one month with Edinburgh’s head coach Alan Solomons paying the price for the club’s poor start to the season. Edinburgh have won just one of their opening four matches and currently sit a lowly ninth in the Guinness Pro12 table, exactly where they finished at the end of last season.

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New Warriors signing Langilangi Haupeakui
 is expected in Glasgow within the next few days.

Warriors confirm signing of USA’s Langilangi Haupeakui

Glasgow Warriors have confirmed the signing of USA Eagles’ No 8 Langilangi Haupeakui on a two-year deal. The 27-year-old is due to arrive in Glasgow in the next few days. His only cap to date came off the bench against Russia in June of this year.

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Duncan Hodge is now Edinburgh's acting head coach. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Duncan Hodge in charge at Edinburgh as Alan Solomons steps down

Duncan Hodge has been appointed acting head coach of Edinburgh Rugby following the departure of Alan Solomons.

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Edinburgh Rugby's Damien Hoyland is back in the team after recovering from a groin injury. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Damien Hoyland raring to go for Edinburgh after injury woe

With one win from four games so far in this Pro 12 campaign, plus a minor injury crisis to add to their woes, Edinburgh are in desperate need of an injection of positive energy – and winger Damien Hoyland wants to be the man to deliver that morale boost.

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Doug Shoninger: Loud complaints

Cracking the US rugby nut is not a simple matter

It was a busy week for those watching the Guinness Pro12’s game of fantasy franchise unfold on the opposite side of the Atlantic. All the interested parties met in New York at the beginning of the week including Pro12 boss Martin Anayi, USA Rugby and Rugby Canada. It was just a series of preliminary getting-to-know-you meetings.

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Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons and assistant Steve Scott. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Munster 28 - 14 Edinburgh: Strong finish not enough for Edinburgh

Conor Murray’s brace of tries helped Munster emerge as 28-14 bonus-point winners over Edinburgh at Thomond Park.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne in action for Edinburgh. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS/SRU

All change for Edinburgh as Test trio out of Munster trip

Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons has made seven changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s match against Munster in Limerick.

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