22 August 2020 10:46
"It's good to get back to the day job," Richard Cockerill said. And while an inter-city clash in a near-empty stadium in the capital in August hardly represents the resumption of normal service, the Edinburgh head coach's mix of relish and relief was obvious. After a five-month interruption, competitive rugby is back on his agenda. Just how competitive will become clear shortly after 5.15 this afternoon. It is certainly no meeting of equals.
Glasgow's prospects of advancing to the Guinness Pro14's knockout stages are on the vanishingly slim side of remote, while Edinburgh require a meltdown of major proportions not to go through. A single point from the two back-to-back domestic derbies would be enough to put the hosts into the semi-finals. Glasgow, for their