SUPPORTERS' CLUB BUSES *LAST CHANCE!*
GLASGOW WARRIORS v EDINBURGH RUGBY
The Edinburgh Rugby Supporters Club have organised two 50 seat buses for the Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby match on 27th Dec.
The buses will leave from the Murrayfield Hotel at 12 noon and after the game leaving Scotstoun at 17.00.
The cost will be £10 per person at time of booking (non-refundable unless there are insufficient numbers).
The Supporters Club will take final bookings and payment at their table in the ROWAN SUITE at the next home game, (v Benetton Treviso on 19th December 19:35).
**We have filled one bus already - GET IN THERE and book your seat on the second one!**
BLUES IN TROUBLE (AGAIN)
Edinburgh: Rugby: 28 (16) Cardiff Blues: 13 (6)
The old ones are the best.
It's been great to see Glasgow and the national team enjoying success recently as a result of having the confidence to play attacking rugby. It's fun to watch and, to quote legendary Langholm-bred international coaching guru Jim Greenwood (Clive Woodward said so and he's never been wrong about anything), 'total rugby is the style of the future'. Successful sides are those that empower their players and encourage them to express themselves. By contrast, those that play a 'safety first' brand of the game may be difficult to beat, but they also find it difficult to score and therefore to win. What a joy it's been to see Scotland score five tries each in two Autumn internationals, while having the confidence - ill-advised though it may have been at times - to run the ball repeatedly out of defence against the All Blacks, whom they probably should have beaten. These are two squads that are going places and
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SPIRIT OF 48-47 ...
Bordeaux Begles: 13 (3) Edinburgh Rugby: 15 (0)
;How do you figure this team? One week they're being unceremonially humped in abject fashion, a couple of weeks later they put in a gutsy effort like this to down a high-flying Top 14 side in Bordeaux-Begles on the road. UBB currently sit third in the French top tier, and are second in terms of points scored only to Toulouse. This is not the first time that the Gunners have won in France and there is always a suspicion that the French sides see European competition as a second order priority. But there should be no quibbling, no debate. This was a fantastic result.
It was a win built on character. This team has had to put up with a great deal of flak so far this season on the basis of their recent performances. And, sad to say, they have deserved all of it. Given the investment in the squad, given the talent that is there, they have badly underachieved. At times they have seemed wholly
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