An historic win at Twickenham, a new face for 2021/22 and a chat with the boss - catch up on everything that's been happening in the latest Weekend Update.
Calcutta Cup glory
The only story any Scotland supporter was talking about on Saturday evening, Gregor Townsend’s side wiped out 38 long years since their last win at Twickenham with a dominant 11-6 victory over England in their 2021 Guinness Six Nations opener.
Eight Warriors were part of the history-making matchday 23, as the men in blue turned in a performance for the ages.
A historic win at Twickenham! ?
??????? Congratulations to the 8⃣ Glasgow Warriors selected for Scotland’s clash with England at Twickenham on Saturday!
Not lost how fortunate we are to be able to train/play/ be a tight squad. It’s tough right now and if we were able to bring at least a second of joy or a smile to all of you backing us yesterday that’s what’s driving us. It’s a start, another big week starting Monday ? pic.twitter.com/LzEbPyVVBu
— Ali Price (@AlistairPrice) February 7, 2021
What a result! Dominant and a result we have waited for for almost 40years! We were there with you in spirit, next year in person! ???????? pic.twitter.com/pwpQuv39wJ
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) February 6, 2021
The Calcutta Cup is coming home!!
Massive congratulations @Scotlandteam – what a performance and a truly historic win! #CalcuttaCup #AsOne ???????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/0BThxVjjYu
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) February 6, 2021
Outstanding from Zander, Jonny G, Hamish and the rest of the fwds. Finn, Hoggy and Redpath class. On a man 2 man comparison I would not pick 1 English player over our boys today. ??????? ? #backingblue
— Jason White (@jasonwhite_rs) February 6, 2021
Berghan the newest Warrior
The good news didn’t stop there for Glasgow fans, as the club announced that Scotland prop Simon Berghan would be making the switch to Scotstoun ahead of the 2021/22 season.
The tight-head will join up with the Warriors after seven years at Edinburgh, as Danny Wilson bolsters his front-row.
Sunday to-do list:
✍️ Adding to the tight-head ranks
Simon Berghan will be making the switch to Scotstoun this summer, as the Scotland prop becomes the latest new Warrior ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.#WhateverItTakes ⚔️?️
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) February 7, 2021
Superb signing. Brilliant news ????
— Ross Marno (@rossmarno) February 7, 2021
Oooooooooft!!!!!!! Top signing.
— The Pen (@thepenGW) February 7, 2021
?️ Power in the scrum and power in the loose ?
Batt ‘N Berg.
— Greg Cameron (@GregCameron6) February 7, 2021
It’s been a brilliant 7 seasons with @EdinburghRugby and there’s work to do yet to finish 2021 on a high note. However, I’m delighted to have signed with @GlasgowWarriors, my partner and I can’t wait to get to know our new city and club ⚔️ https://t.co/OC5GYhKIpe
— Simon Berghan (@siberghan) February 7, 2021
Scotland call for D’arcy
D’arcy Rae has become the tenth Warrior to receive a call-up to the Scotland squad for the Guinness Six Nations, the tight-head having been added to the squad earlier today.
Meanwhile, Jamie Dobie and Rufus McLean have both been released back to Scotstoun after training alongside the senior squad prior to the Calcutta Cup clash.
Congratulations D’arcy ???
— Irvine Rugby Club (@IrvineRugbyClub) February 8, 2021
Congrats D’Arcy ????????
— Diane Duncan (@DizziWolf) February 8, 2021
Behind the Scenes
The build-up to Saturday’s clash with Benetton has continued in the past week or so, as Wilson and his coaching team put the players through their paces on the field and in the gym.
Go behind the scenes for yourselves…
?️ Putting in the work
Head Coach Danny Wilson was the guest on the latest episode of Warriors Weekly, as the Glasgow boss gave an insight into life in the coaching team as well as recruitment ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
? Head coach Danny Wilson is on Warriors Weekly this week!
He sat down to give an insight into the behind the scenes workings of the Warriors, recruitment, and his head coaching journey#WhateverItTakes ⚔️?️
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) February 5, 2021
Sale now on
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SALE NOW ON!
Fancy getting yourself some new @GlasgowWarriors kit? We have 30% off the entire 2020/21 range!
— Scottish Rugby Store (@scotrugbystore) January 22, 2021