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Allan Massie: Repairs needed at Glasgow as inter-city rivals rise

Impossible to pretend that Glasgow’s defeat last week wasn’t very disappointing. Things went wrong from the start with Ryan Wilson’s hot-headed concession of a penalty straight from the kick-off. Wilson is a fine player and, by all accounts, a good and respected leader, but this was daft and irresponsible.

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Glasgow Warriors' Matt Fagerson with his Young Player of the Year Award. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Young player award and tour cap Matt Fagerson’s awesome year

At the start of this season, Matt Fagerson had his sights set on being on the plane which set off from Edinburgh Airport last night, carrying the Scotland Under-20 team to the south of France to compete over the next four weeks in the World Rugby U20 Championship.

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‘Pop-up’ Perth stadium to host Glasgow Warriors v Harlequins

Professional rugby will return to Perth for the first time in 14 years on the 18 August, when Glasgow Warriors play a pre-season warm-up match against Harlequins at a specially built 5,000-capacity pop-up stadium in the North Inch public park.

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Glasgow Warriors confirm signing of US international David Tameilau

Glasgow Warriors have announced the signing of USA international David Tameilau.

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Finn Russell has been added to the squad. Picture: SNS Group

Finn Russell added to Barbarians squad to face England on Sunday

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has been added to the Barbarians squad for Sunday’s clash with England at Twickenham after a handful of players pulled out.

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Glasgow Warriors shrug off Scarlets’ Scotstoun pitch complaints

Glasgow Warriors have shrugged off scathing criticism from their Guinness Pro14 semi-final conquerors Scarlets over the state of Scotstoun’s artificial pitch.

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Peter Horne is dejected at full-time following Glasgow's defeat by Scarlets. Picture: SNS/SRU

Dave Rennie starts his forward planning for Glasgow Warriors

And then there were none. The Scottish pro-teams’ season came to an abrupt end one week earlier than they had hoped but, let’s look on the bright side, Gregor Townsend will have his sizeable Glasgow contingent available for an extra week of training ahead of the summer tour.

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Jonny Gray thinks he's scored  but the try was disallowed as the ball hadn't come out of the ruck. Picture: SNS.

Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets: Warriors blown away by three first-half tries

A Guinness Pro14 campaign which started with a blazing ten-game winning streak fizzled out meekly for Glasgow 
at Scotstoun last night as champions Scarlets dished out a chastening hiding in the semi-finals.

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Finn Russell finds his path blocked by the Scarlets defence. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Iain Morrison: Russell unable to salvage Warriors season

It was a bad night for Scottish rugby all round. Not only did Glasgow lose the semi-final, and with it their unbeaten home record in the Pro14 this season, but they lost Zander Fagerson to a first-half injury
and Scotland captain John Barclay also limped off the pitch with a painful looking ankle injury which the warm cheers of the Scotstoun crowd will have done little to alleviate.

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Glasgow Warriors stand-off Finn Russell. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Dave Rennie tells Finn Russell to play natural game on Scotstoun bow

Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie wants Finn Russell to enjoy his Scotstoun farewell but has warned the stand-off not to push too hard for a miracle performance in tonight’s Guinness Pro14 semi-final against Scarlets.

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Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie gathers his players together for a team talk. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS/SRU

Dave Rennie picks his Glasgow Warriors on form not reputation

Glasgow coach Dave Rennie had more players available this week to select for tonight’s Guinness Pro14 semi-final than he is ever likely to have but went for form over reputation as he named his team to face Scarlets at Scotstoun.

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Glasgow Warriors' players huddle during a training session at Scotstoun ahead of the PRO14 semi-final clash with Scarlets. Picture: SNS Group

Glasgow Warriors team to face Scarlets in PRO14 semi-final is named

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has named his starting XV and replacements for tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final clash with Scarlets at Scotstoun.

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John Barclay's move from Scarlets to Edinburgh in the summer will be a massive blow for the Welsh club. Picture: Getty Images

Interview: John Barclay on saying farewell to Scarlets

John Barclay may have spent eight years at Glasgow but if he was looking to spend some wistful moments of nostalgia it would be more likely that he would head for Firhill, Hughenden or the old training base at Whitecraigs.

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Richie Dixon coached Glasgow to the Celtic League semi-final in season 2001-02. Picture: SNS

Glasgow’s ‘forgotten’ semi-final against Leinster in Dublin

When charting Glasgow’s semi-final history, it is often the loss at Leinster in 2012 that is counted as the first but another against the same opposition, also in Dublin, took place more than a decade earlier.

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Glasgow winger Tommy Seymour, centre, during a training session. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Tommy Seymour wants last laugh on pal John Barclay

John Barclay has grown impressively into the role of national captain over the past year and clearly attracts boundless respect as one of the pre-eminent elder statesmen of Scottish rugby.

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Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Friday's PRO14 semi-final with a hamstring tear. Picture: Getty Images

Boost for Glasgow as Leigh Halfpenny ruled out of Pro14 semi-final

Glasgow have been handed a boost ahead of their Guinness PRO14 semi-final with Scarlets on Friday after full-back Leigh Halfpenny was ruled out of the last-four clash.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie at training. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS/SRU

Dave Rennie says home form gives Glasgow edge against Scarlets

Glasgow finished the regular Guinness Pro14 season by failing to win in their last five away games but their home record remained formidable and it is there they return for Friday’s semi-final showdown with reigning champions Scarlets.

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George Horne made his breakthrough at Glasgow during the November Test window. Picture: SNS/SRU

Glasgow Warriors’ George Horne determined to end season on a high

It has been some season for George Horne. Regardless of what happens between Glasgow Warriors and the Scarlets in Friday’s PRO14 play-off semi-final showdown at Scotstoun, the 23-year-old can look back on the last nine months with a huge degree of satisfaction and pride, having grabbed his opportunity to jump from third to first in the scrum-half pecking order at his club with both hands and elbowing his way into contention for a first full Scotland cap in the Americas this summer.

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Glasgow Warriors' Finn Russell will bid farewell to Scotstoun on Friday. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Finn Russell: from stonemason to bright lights of Paris

Scotstoun has enjoyed some roaring Friday night rugby since the Warriors took over the lease six years ago, a move which coincided with the unheralded signing of a skinny kid from Stirling. The raucous Pro14 semi-final against the Scarlets will be the final appearance by Finn Russell at Scotstoun before he joins Racing 92 in the summer. The Warriors have upped the capacity of the ground to 10,000 by extending the north/south stands, and the place will be jumping come Friday evening.

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Retiring South Africa winger Bryan Habana. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Allan Massie: Super 6 ticked boxes but it’s an opportunity missed

Response to this week’s news about the SRU’s “Super 6” must surely be “we’ll have to wait and see”. No doubt the members of the panel, chaired by Sir Bill Gammell, who had the task of assessing the twelve bidding clubs, and selecting the Six that will set sail on the uncharted ocean of officially approved semi-pro rugby, will have adhered scrupulously to the criteria they were handed. Nevertheless, it seems wrong – even ridiculous – that three of the “chosen six” are Edinburgh clubs, that there is no Glasgow one, and that Stirling County is the most northerly club selected. For years we have bewailed the narrow base of Scottish rugby. Now Ayr is to be the only Super 6 club more than a drive and a chip from Murrayfield. This is a weird way to grow the game.

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