Scotland were excellent on Fri night. We completely marshalled the famous Georgian pack. Our set piece at the scrum and line out was excellent and defence was outstanding too apart from the van der Merwe's missed tackle for the Georgian try. The rolling maul was excellent too. We have Pieter de Villiers and Steve Tandy to thank for that. Good coach recruitment by Toony there. We really should be targeting a win vs Wales down in Llanelli on Saturday.
We have a solid squad for Saturday. The only thing I'm unhappy with is Sean Maitland missing due to Covid protocols which is a blow. Tagive coming in to replace him. He's getting better for Glasgow but I don't think he's international standard. He's too quiet on the park. Grant Gilchrist being out isn't an issue to me as he's a penalty machine. Gray and Skinner coming back will hopefully keep Harley on the bench.
Glasgow started well but ran out of leadership and a game plan. We were away from home, granted, but Ospreys beat us to get just their 2nd home win in almost a year. Seymour still offers flashes but I think his retirement is imminent and Ryan Wilson is Glasgow's Grant Gilchrist with the amount of penalties he gives away. However, our squad are still of a quality standard so even though Danny Wilson wants us to play more pragmatically, we should be doing much better. On Mon night we have Leinster at home with Ulster away the Mon after. If both of those are defeats then the coaching group need to come together to find out what's going on.
Despite all that, Covid has affected recruitment and budgets so there's reasons if this season's a write-off. However, vaccines are nearer so if it's like this the following season then tough decisions will have to be made.