Gloucester and Edinburgh became the first teams to secure their spots in the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals after contrasting wins over French sides on Friday night.
Glasgow prop George Turner has been backed to learn from the dangerous tackle that earned him a four-match ban.
Aberdeen Grammar centre Greig Ryan hopes lessons have been learned as his side bids to get back to winning ways at home to National 1 leaders Edinburgh Accies tomorrow.
Highland head coach Davie Carson hopes his side is reaching peak form at the best possible time ahead of tomorrow’s National 3 trip to Hillhead- Jordanhill.
Richard Cockerill has made five changes as he hopes to secure Edinburgh's place in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup.
Glasgow may be out of the race for the last eight of the Champions Cup but Greg Peterson believes they can strike a blow for their Guinness PRO14 ambitions with victory over Leinster this weekend.
Stuart Hogg may have to wait to make his return from injury after Glasgow assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys insisted the Warriors will take no risks with the Scotland star.
Edinburgh's European Challenge Cup tie against Stade Francais has been moved to BT Murrayfield to allow Myreside to recover.
Glasgow Warriors tightened their grip on Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 with a 40-20 victory over Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.
Edinburgh got back to winning ways with a comfortable 37-7 bonus point win over hapless Southern Kings at Myreside.
Former Scotland international Peter Murchie has retired from rugby following medical advice.
Scotland prop Zander Fagerson will miss the bulk of the NatWest 6 Nations after suffering a foot injury.
Glasgow centre Nick Grigg is relishing the chance to line up alongside Huw Jones this weekend.
Scotland centre Mark Bennett will make his Edinburgh debut against Southern Kings on Friday night.
Glasgow winger Lee Jones was delighted they quickly overcame an evacuation of Scotstoun Stadium to make amends for their away defeat by Edinburgh.
Glasgow defeated Edinburgh 17-0 in a Guinness PRO14 match interrupted by a fire alarm just before half-time, to ensure the third meeting between the sides will be the 1872 Cup decider.
Dave Rennie hosted a number of his Glasgow players for Christmas dinner but banned them from talking about their "embarrassing" defeat by Edinburgh.
Richard Cockerill has called for more of the same after naming his Edinburgh side to take on Glasgow this weekend.
Simon Berghan will miss Scotland's NatWest Six Nations opener after being hit with a six-week ban for stamping on the head of international team-mate Fraser Brown.
Glasgow flanker Rob Harley admits losing their perfect Guinness PRO14 record to Edinburgh hurt more than it would have done against any other team.
Edinburgh have signed Samoa prop Jordan Lay after lock Anton Bresler left for Worcester.
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill described the last-gasp victory over Glasgow as one of the highlights of his rugby career.
Chris Dean's last-gasp try settled matters as Edinburgh edged Glasgow 18-17 in the first game of this season's 1872 Cup, ending the Warriors' 10-game winning streak in the Guinness PRO14 this term.
Edinburgh captain Stuart McInally says Glasgow "are not unbeatable", but has urged his team-mates to concentrate on their own game ahead of the 1872 Cup opener.
Scotland hooker Fraser Brown has handed Glasgow another pre-derby boost after signing a two-year contract extension.
Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie admits the re-signing of the potentially "world-class" Jonny Gray was a massive boost ahead of the first of two derbies against Edinburgh.
Richard Cockerill has recalled seven Scotland internationals into his side to face Glasgow in the 1872 Cup this weekend.
Edinburgh second-row Lewis Carmichael says he is a "more rounded player" after a spell in Australia.
Scotland lock Jonny Gray has signed a new two-year contract with Glasgow that will tie him to Scotstoun until 2020.
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has vowed his side will "throw everything" at Glasgow on Saturday
Glasgow have secured the "X-factor" of Niko Matawalu for another season after the winger extended his contract to the summer of 2019.
Edinburgh forward Jamie Ritchie has signed a three-year contract extension.