Glasgow ticked the boxes against Munster

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:52
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REACTION: Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie praised his side's impressive performance after their 37-10 win over Munster on Friday.

Tries by Leonardo Sarto, Lee Jones, Nick Grigg and Scott Cummings gave Glasgow a bonus-point win to lift them above the Irish in PRO14 Conference A.

"Our clean-out was better, we got quicker ball, we defended fantastically and created a lot of turnovers which we used well. But we have a long way to go," Rennie told BBC Scotland after the match.

Glasgow have now won all four of their matches in the competition and sit on 18 points, four ahead of Munster and eight clear of third-placed Cheetahs, who beat Leinster 19-38 on Friday.

"If you'd asked me four weeks ago, you win your first four games, I'd have been stoked," said Rennie.

"We have played some pretty strong sides. We know we can be a lot better than this but I'm happy we made some good shifts.

"We knew it was going to be a real brutal affair and I think we stood up really well in that area. I'm really happy.

"We are trying to play a tempo game and I think Scott Cummings' try was an example of us having a couple of quick line-outs and trying to get Munster out of their comfort zone.

"The key thing is we did what we said we were going to do. We said we were going to be brutal, we said we were going to try to make this place a fortress.

"There was lots of talk about Munster beating us four times last year. We had a game plan that we could play at a pace that made them uncomfortable. I think we ticked a lot of boxes in that regard but we are only four weeks into it."

The Warriors head coach praised the "fantastic" work done by the coaching staff at Scotstoun prior to his arrival and acknowledged the contribution of the noisy support at the sold-out stadium, declaring: "I am loving playing at home."

Glasgow next face Treviso at Scotstoun in a match Rennie approaches with caution.

"I have a lot of respect for Kieran Crowley, who coaches Treviso," he said of his fellow New Zealander.

"There are no easy games in this competition. We'll put a good side on the field next week, and we'll need to,"

Source: @GlasgowWarriors

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Fri, 23 February 2018
Highlanders v Blues 06h35 Dunedin
Rebels v Reds 08h45 Melbourne
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 19h00 Irish Independent Park
Dragons v Edinburgh 19h30 Rodney Parade
Leinster v Kings 19h35 RDS
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
France v Italy 20h00 Paris
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Bath v Sale Sharks 12h30 Recreation Ground
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Sun, 25 February 2018
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 15 13 0 2 65
Munster 15 9 0 6 49
Cheetahs 15 8 0 7 41
Cardiff Blues 15 7 0 8 33
Connacht 15 5 0 10 28
Ospreys 15 5 0 10 26
Zebre 15 4 0 11 21
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 15 12 0 3 57
Scarlets 15 11 0 4 54
Edinburgh 15 10 0 5 46
Ulster 15 9 1 5 46
Treviso 15 8 0 7 38
Dragons 15 2 2 11 17
Kings 15 0 0 15 4