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Franco Smith expects Glasgow Warriors to bounce back quickly from last season's disappointment

NEW Glasgow coach Franco Smith is confident that the Warriors can quickly get over the disappointments of last season and start to be serious contenders in the United Rugby Championship again. Speaking at Scotstoun yesterday at his first press conference since his appointment was announced earlier this week, Smith said the team not only wanted to return swiftly to winning ways, but also to become “the heroes that Glasgow needs”.

Lee Jones vows to add to Scotland's medal haul at Commonwealth Games

TEAM Scotland has accumulated a massive haul of medals at Commonwealth Games since the turn of the century, from a total of 30 at Manchester in 2002 to 44 in the Gold Coast four years later. So far, rugby sevens has yet to contribute even a solitary bronze to that total - but Lee Jones, for one, is confident that could be about to change.

PREMIUM 3 key battles in Scotland vs Argentina second Test

SCOTLAND will need to improve significantly all round the park in today’s second Test if they are going to level the series. Head coach Gregor Townsend highlighted the restarts as one area of concern in last week’s 26-18 defeat, but in reality his team were second best to Argentina in many departments.