Warriors call for 1872 Cup support

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:46
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Glasgow Warriors back row James Eddie says the Warriors supporters will play a massive role in this Friday’s highly anticipated derby clash with Edinburgh.

Glasgow Warriors’ hard-hitting back row James Eddie says the Warriors supporters will play a massive role in this Friday’s highly anticipated derby clash with Edinburgh.

The first leg of the 1872 Cup is being held at Scotstoun Stadium and the Scotland Sevens star says the Warrior Nation, renowned for it’s noisy and partisan support, can give the players an added boost as they take on their rivals from ‘down the road’.

Eddie, who was on Tuesday showing off the Cup which has been won by Glasgow for the last three years, said: “We want to make it four in a row, definitely, but Edinburgh have a real threat about them and can score from pretty much anywhere. We’re going to have to be very sharp to keep that win streak going.

“They are laden with international players who can cause any team problems but we know our gameplan and even though it’s a short turnaround from the defeat to Castres in the European Cup, we’ll make sure we recover and be fighting fit for Friday night.”

Eddie has become something of a fan favourite at the Warriors and, having missed a large chunk of last season through injury, is now challenging for a regular starting place in Gregor Townsend’s side.

“There is terrific competition for places here and everybody is desperate to make their mark and I’m certainly no different. It takes a lot of work and effort but everybody here is proud of being a Glasgow Warrior, it means a lot to the squad and staff at Scotstoun.

“This is the first visit of the derby to Scotstoun and our home support plays a massive part in driving us on. There is a terrific atmosphere inside the stadium for each and every game but this one will be special.

“There are certainly bragging rights at stake but there are also league points up for grabs which could go a long way to deciding the next few months of our season.

“We know what Edinburgh are capable of and how good a side they can be so we need to be wary but up for the battle.”

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