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Glasgow hammer Leicester in heated European Champions Cup opener

Ellis Genge of Leicester Tigers looks dejected

The new Champions Cup season needed an energetic lift-off and Glasgow delivered splendidly on the opening night at the expense of a lacklustre Leicester. Never have the Tigers felt the cold draught of northern exposure quite so keenly, conceding the most points in their 20-year European history to leave themselves in danger of an early exit from a hugely competitive Pool One.

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British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland during the press conference

Warren Gatland singles out Dylan Hartley as possible Lions captain

Warren Gatland says he will not favour his Wales players when selecting his British and Irish Lions squad and has backed England’s Dylan Hartley as a possible captain for next summer’s tour to New Zealand. Gatland, who has been reappointed as head coach, is also adamant the Lions can upset the current world champions and win the three-Test series.

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