It is the penultimate round and Glasgow are hunting a home semi with a trip to Leinster while Edinburgh are still looking to get out of the much tighter Conference B.
Glasgow have freshened up their back line with experienced heads and rested a couple of big names for the match with Ulster this weekend.
Head coach Sean Lineen called for a “big reaction” to defeat at the RDS: “We were disappointed with the manner of our loss to Leinster, and as a group we’ve been working hard all week to address the areas where we didn’t get it right.”
Edinburgh – rubbish game of rugby – “turgid” according to BBC Ulster commentators – little atmosphere (even with Matt Williams to rib), yet Edinburgh come away with a 21-15 victory at Murrayfield after a blistering early start. Southwell, Blair and Hogg gathered the early plaudits.
Glasgow – lots of pace and running about, an exciting match right to the last play of the ball on the Dragons try line, multiple line breaks, people scoring tries from their own half and a referee who allowed rucking with the feet to the delight of the assembled BBC Scotland commentators (all forwards). Yet Glasgow are defeated 3 tries to 1 and lost 20-25.
What can you do, huh?