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Alarm bells ring for struggling Glasgow Warriors

The festive season is over now for the rest of us, but for Glasgow Warriors it never began. Saturday’s narrow defeat in Treviso was their third loss in a row in the Pro14, and from enjoying a double-figure lead at the top of Conference A they are now down to second, a mere five points clear of fourth-placed Connacht.

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Edinburgh's Fraser McKenzie speaks to his team-mates at Murrayfield as the capital side prepare to face Southern Kings. Picture: SNS/SRU

Edinburgh coach hails Fraser McKenzie as lock wins new deal

He memorably described his first impression of 
Fraser McKenzie as being that of “a retired footballer”, but 
Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill heaped praise on the 
veteran lock yesterday after naming him as his skipper for this evening’s match against Isuzu Southern Kings at 
BT Murrayfield.

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John Barclay raises the Calcutta Cup amid his jubilant players after Scotland beat England in February.''Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Russell’s floated pass was the moment of the year for many

2018 proved a topsy-turvy year but then this is Scottish rugby so you probably knew that much already. The political row around the sacking of Keith Russell as the SRU’s head of domestic rugby was undoubtedly the most depressing aspect of Scottish rugby over the past year, with the structure of checks and balances struggling to keep some of the governing body’s bigger personalities at bay. The return of the Calcutta Cup to Murrayfield’s trophy cabinet for the first time in a decade proved the highlight – and there was plenty to ponder between those two extremes.

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