When Marcus Smith picked up the ball like Ricky Ponting used to in the middle of the SCG and pounced, one thought lingered.
Is this how you win Test match rugby? Or, as Michael Hooper described it on the eve of their decider against England, “knockout” rugby?
In fact, it’s a question that has been hovering over Dave Rennie’s head for years.
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When the New Zealand coach signed with the Wallabies following Michael Cheika’s resignation in 2019, Glasgow fans weren’t too unhappy.
Rennie had brought the game of rugby back to life in the region, but when it came to winning the matches that count they stumbled.
Having blown their rivals away during his first season in charge in 2017-18, Glasgow were smashed in their semi-final 13-28 by Scarlets at home.
A year later, the Warriors went one better as they…