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How does Dave Rennie solve the Glasgow Warriors conundrum?

At the mid-point of the season with ten Guinness Pro14 games under their belt and three European fixtures down, Glasgow Warriors have a perfect 100 per cent record in both; without a win in Europe, undefeated domestically.

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Leonardo Sarto runs through to score for Glasgow against Montpellier but it was the French side who emerged victorious at Scotstoun. Picture: SNS

Glasgow 22 - 29 Montpellier: Warriors slump to Euro defeat

If Glasgow’s goose wasn’t cooked before this, their third successive defeat in Europe, it is charred to a cinder now as Vern Cotter enjoyed a happy return to Scotland with Montpellier. The Top 14 team had three points before this match, eight after this victory and they remain in the mix.

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Glasgow stand-off Finn Russell has been in outstanding form for club and country. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Finn Russell v Aaron Cruden is key clash in Glasgow Euro tie

Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie has predicted an “outstanding match up” as Scotland stand-off Finn Russell goes head-to-head tonight with Kiwi superstar Aaron Cruden.

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Dave Rennie relishing battle of wits with Vern Cotter

Such is the affection for Vern Cotter after all he achieved during his time in charge of Scotland that the visit of his Montpellier side to Glasgow this evening has the convivial feel of a venerated guest 
making a most welcome homecoming.

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Huw Jones in action for Scotland in the 53-24 victory over Australia at BT Murrayfield. Picture: SNS Group

Huw Jones to make Glasgow Warriors debut against Montpellier

Scotland centre Huw Jones will make his Glasgow Warriors debut against Montpellier in the European Rugby Champions Cup at Scotstoun tomorrow night.

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Glasgow centre Huw Jones helps promote the club's new two-year sponsorship deal with The Famous Grouse. Picture: SNS/SRU

Huw Jones raring to go for Glasgow Warriors debut

Exactly ten months ago it was announced that Huw Jones would be joining Glasgow and this Friday the Scotstoun faithful will finally get to see the man who has been tearing it up for Scotland pull on a Warriors jersey.

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Ali Price returns to club duty at Scotstoun on Friday when Glasgow take on Montpellier Herault in the European Champions Cup.

Ali Price: ‘It’s been quite scary how it’s all happened’

Scrum-half Ali Price reflected yesterday on a whirlwind 12 months which have seen him take an iron grip on the Scotland No 9 jersey.

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Vern Cotter has guided Montpellier to the summit of the Top 14. Pic: Pascal Guyoy AFP/Getty Images)

Vern Cotter relishing return to Scotland – but wary of Glasgow

Vern Cotter returns to Scotland this week for the first time since being shown the Murrayfield exit when his Montpellier Herault side face Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Friday evening in the first of twin, back-to-back fixtures that will determine whether either club – both are winless in Europe – has any prospect of progress.

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Stuart Hogg had to sit out Scotland's win over Australia. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Stuart Hogg in race to be fit for Glasgow’s crunch Euro tie

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie admits he is sweating over Stuart Hogg’s fitness for the eagerly anticipated European Champions Cup clash with Montpellier.

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A disappointed Jonny Gray shakes hands with Leinsters Dan Leavy following Glasgow Warriors defeat on Saturday. Picture: Getty

Dougie Hall sees exciting times ahead for Glasgow Warriors

Former Glasgow and Scotland hooker Dougie Hall accepts that his old club are pretty much done for in Europe this season, but refuses to ignore the encouraging signs from the start of Dave Rennie’s tenure and still believes a thrilling season is in store.

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Stuart Hogg has been training hard and is ready to play. Picture: SNS.

Stuart Hogg smashes club speed test to earn a start for Glasgow

If Wile E. Coyote had his work cut out trying to catch Road Runner then he would have had no chance with Stuart Hogg.

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Jamie Bhatti will be up against Lions prop Tadhg Furlong on Saturday. Picture: SNS/SRU

Glasgow Warriors’ Jamie Bhatti ready to roar into lion’s den

Jamie Bhatti has taken a circuitous rout into professional rugby and, on Saturday, the biggest game of his short career to date.

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Glasgow Warriors' Stuart Hogg trains at Scotstoun. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU

Stuart Hogg rides to rescue of Glasgow’s European campaign

Leinster may have Jonny 
Sexton and Sean O’Brien back in harness for Saturday’s crunch tie against Glasgow at Scotstoun but they are not the only ones to get a timely injury boost as Stuart Hogg looks set to make his first appearance of the season after injuring himself with the Lions in New Zealand and opting for surgery on a troublesome shoulder.

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Sam Simmonds' late try for Exeter completed a disappointing day for Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Getty.

Exeter Chiefs’ big men bully Glasgow Warriors into submission

Remember the school bully in the playground who would stick your head in an arm lock and keep it there no matter how much wriggling you did. That is exactly what Exeter did to Glasgow on Saturday evening at Sandy Park.

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Dave Rennie was disappointed in defeat. Picture: Getty Images

Dave Rennie frustrated as Chiefs ‘choke’ Glasgow ambitions

Dave Rennie has spent the last five years cheering on professional and clinical performances from the Chiefs back home in his native New Zealand and the Glasgow coach was forced to do the exact same thing last night at Sandy Park.

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Exeter celebrate after Sam Simmonds scores his side's third try. Picture: Getty

Exeter 24 - 15 Glasgow: Warriors’ unbeaten start comes to an end

Glasgow’s winning start to the season hit the buffers yesterday evening in the West Country when Exeter Chiefs muscled the Warriors to a standstill, but only after the visitors had raced into a early 10-0 lead.

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Glasgow Warriors' Finn Russell was in fine form in South Africa against the Cheetahs. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Allan Massie: Glasgow can prove the English doubters wrong

H alf a dozen or more pundits from south of the Border have Glasgow coming bottom of their Champions Cup pool; predictions to be stuck up on the dressing-room noticeboard. It’s a hard pool certainly, one of the two toughest. Exeter are the English champions, having beaten Saracens with a last-minute try in the final, just a few weeks after Saracens had given Glasgow a bit of a thumping in the quarter-final at Allianz Park. Montpellier, meanwhile are top of the French League, and Leinster – well, we all know just how good Leinster can be.

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Lee Jones will start for Glasgow Warriors against Exeter. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Dave Rennie warns Exeter will take Glasgow to a new level

The last time Glasgow 
travelled south to stand toe to toe with the reigning 
English champions it did not end well for the Warriors, who were given a lesson in clinical, physical finishing by 
Saracens.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Glasgow Warriors name team for Euro opener at Exeter Chiefs

The return of Peter Horne at centre and Lee Jones on the wing are the only two changes coach Dave Rennie has made to his side for tomorrow’s European Champions Cup opener at Exeter Chiefs from last week’s win over the Cheetahs in South Africa.

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Ruaridh Jackson has played in all six of Glasgow's Guinness Pro14 victories this season. Picture: SNS/SRU

Ruaridh Jackson says Scotland call is not be-all and end-all

Ruaridh Jackson insists that he is so delighted to be stringing successive games together after a sporadic couple of seasons that he is not entertaining any thoughts of running out at BT Murrayfield wearing the Scotland No 15 jersey.

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