Friday night rugby should be treasured
Scotstoun may not have been full but it was a pleasure to be back inside a ground with supporters. Fans of Glasgow Warriors have had to wait more than 18 months to return to the stadium and they made plenty of noise despite their team losing 12-7 to Newcastle Falcons.
Friday night rugby suits Scotstoun and it’s just a shame that the Warrior Nation won’t get to see their favourites play then for the foreseeable future. Maybe time for organisers of the United Rugby Championship to have a rethink?
Sione Tuipulotu makes favourable first impression
The Scottish-qualified centre arrived at Glasgow from Japanese rugby and looked the part on his debut. While much of the focus was on the returning Duncan Weir, Tuipulotu turned in a hard-running performance before being replaced after an hour. There was enough to suggest the Australian-born back with the Scottish grandmother could have an influential role to play this season for the Warriors.
Rory Darge has a big future
Edinburgh supporters must wonder why the club allowed Darge to leave Murrayfield last season. His move along the M8 is paying instant dividends and he impressed again on Friday night in what was only his fifth outing in Glasgow colours. The presence of Hamish Watson may have curbed his opportunities at Edinburgh and the dynamic former Scotland Under-20 captain looks as if he will flourish in the west.