Coach: Richard Cockerill. Last season: Didn’t qualify. How they qualified: 3rd in Conference B/beaten q/f. Recruitments: John Barclay, Henry Pyrgos, Matt Scott and outhalf Simon Hickey look good signings, with Cornell du Preez, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and Duncan Weir among those who left. Key man: Blair Kinghorn. Huge talent and balanced runner, the 21-year-old has nailed down the fullback slot with Glasgow and looks primed to fill Hogg’s boots with Scotland. This season’s formguide: LLWLW. Prospects: Back after three-year absence, but like Newcastle, they possibly over-achieved last season (won seven of eight one-score games) and will also do well to emerge from this pool.