Media Watch: Glasgow on the attack, Munster wary and a boost for Toyota Cheetahs

Bradley West
23 November 2019

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The weekend is back and so is rugby with some of the Guinness PRO14 sides having already competed in Europe last night, while others get their dose today.

Today’s Media Watch is focused on those sides in Round 2 European action on Saturday and we start in Scotland.

Glasgow Warriors travel to Exeter this weekend with the big story being the return of former stalwart Stuart Hogg as he faces his former side for the first time.

Assistant coach Kenny Murray has overseen a large portion of the full-back’s career and knows his talent but he has also pinpointed one area of Hogg’s game that Glasgow will attack.

Over to Wales now and Ospreys, who face Saracens today, are doing all they can to persuade captain Justin Tipuric to extend his stay with the club.

The Wales flanker is out of contract come the end of the season and has attracted interest from across Europe and head coach Allen Clarke has been quick to stress the ‘importance’ of retaining the club’s ‘iconic’ captain.

In Pool 4 of the Champions Cup Munster host Racing 92 on Saturday evening and the Irish side’s scrum half Conor Murray is wary of the threat the French giants pose.

In particular, Murray hopes the ‘inside information’ former Munster turned Racing players Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan have will not prove too much of an advantage.

Staying in Ireland and The 42.ie are reporting that Connacht head coach Andy Friend is hopeful that Bundee Aki will sign a contract extension at the province.

Negotiations are ongoing but Friend has stressed just how keen he is for Aki to remain at The Sportsground.

Over to South Africa now and while both Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings are not in action this weekend, they are already preparing for the return of Guinness PRO14 action with Round 7 next weekend.

Cheetahs, who travel to face Ospreys, have been boosted by the news that Oupa Mohoje may be fit enough to return from injury for the contest.

Meanwhile, HeraldLIVE are reporting that Scott van Breda will make another loan appearance for his former club when they face Connacht in Round 7.

The Worcester Warriors full-back starred in the win over Ospreys last time out and has earned another chance to impress for Robbi Kempson’s men.


Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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