Sam Johnson evades the clutches of Elliot Daly, George Ford and Ben Spencer as he crosses to score Scotland's sixth try against England at Twickenham. Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Saracens v Glasgow: It’s not Calcutta Cup part 2, says Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson’s dramatic Calcutta Cup try two weeks ago, which saw him burst on to Finn Russell’s short pass near the halfway line to pierce England’s front-line defence and then power through four tackles from Jack Nowell, Elliot Daly, Ben Spencer and George Ford to snatch an improbable 38-31 lead for Scotland, will follow the Australian-born centre for the rest of his career.

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Glasgow Warriors' Matt Fagerson. Picture: SNS

Matt Fagerson hopes Glasgow will benefit from injury lay-off

Matt Fagerson won’t celebrate his 21st birthday until July so time is very much on his side, but the back row is not going to use that as an excuse for failing to drive forward with his rugby career as if there is no tomorrow. Rather than look back at satisfaction with what he has achieved so far – three full Scotland caps and key player status at Glasgow Warriors – the forward is frustrated that he hasn’t managed more.

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach, Jason OHalloran. Picture: SNS

Glasgow coach Jason O’Halloran: Injuries can sometimes be a blessing

It is unrealistic for a team to expect to go through a full season without a few bumps in the road, and Glasgow Warriors were knocked off target towards the end of December and into January when they lost four games out of five, with a growing cast of injured players adding to the feeling that the Scotstoun outfit had suddenly become pretty vulnerable after a rampant start to the campaign.

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Zander Fagerson is 'in top physical condition' after recovering from his broken ankle. Picture: SNS/SRU

‘One game’ and Glasgow’s Zander Fagerson will be ready for Scotland

Zander Fagerson will play his first game of rugby since undergoing surgery on a broken ankle last September when he lines up for Glasgow Warriors against Cardiff Blues this evening, and head coach Dave Rennie has backed the tighthead to use this game as a launchpad to jump straight back into the Scotland squad for next week’s Six Nations clash against France in Paris.

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Brandon Thomson converts one of his three penalties. Picture: SNS/SRU

Glasgow 9 - 3 Ospreys: Victory sends Warriors to the top

This wasn’t a classic. Far from it. On a wet and windy night at Scotstoun, both teams struggled to control the ball, and had to rely on their goal-kickers for all the points – but Warriors head coach Dave Rennie, who was watching the game from his native New Zealand on the morning of his son’s wedding, will take solace from the fact that his team found a way to win ugly.

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Glasgow Warriors' assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys helps prepare the team for Friday's Pro14 clash with Ospreys. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Saracens quarter-final is a ‘carrot’ for young Glasgow players

Glasgow Warriors have five Guinness Pro14 games to play over the next two months before they return to London to take on English champions Saracens in the quarter-final of the Champions Cup at the end of March. They will be missing a raft of their leading players throughout that period with the likes of Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Ryan Wilson and Jonny Gray away on Six Nations duty with Scotland.

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