The glass-half-full types among Glasgow Warriors' supporters have no doubt spent the past few days relishing the memory of the thrilling, three-try blitz that gave their side a 19-0 lead against reigning champions Leinster in last weekend's Guinness PRO12 opener at Scotstoun.
Edinburgh will welcome Connacht to their brand new BT Murrayfield pitch this evening, but the unspoken wording of their invitation could be something along the lines of "Come and have a go if you think .
The way has been cleared for the Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock to return to Guinness PRO12 action sooner rather than later with the news that the 56-times-capped lock has been released to play for Glasgow Hawks in their BT Premiership match with Gala at Netherdale tomorrow.
Glasgow Warriors have moved quickly to secure the services of their versatile fly-half/centre Peter Horne after his impressive showing in their Guinness PRO12 season-opening victory over Leinster at Scotstoun last Saturday.
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools Under-18 Cup action returns to the calendar next week with a spate of first-round ties but, significantly, there are no entrants from the state sector in the top tier competition.