Prev Game: RaboDirect PRO12 Sat 31st May

prev game - Glasgow Warriors
team 1 score team 2
Leinster 34 - 12 Glasgow

Next Game: RaboDirect PRO12 Sat 6th Sep

next game - Glasgow Warriors
team 1 score team 2
Glasgow 00:00 Leinster

Glasgow Warriors coach reflects on another narrow defeat in the Heineken Cup

Last Updated: 16/12/12 7:14pm

  • Share:
Gregor Townsend: Frustrated by third narrow defeat

Gregor Townsend: Frustrated by third narrow defeat

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend reflected on what might have been after his side's 10-8 Heineken Cup defeat at Castres.

Ruaridh Jackson was the width of the upright away from snatching victory for the Warriors with a last-gasp penalty.

"We have had two close games against Castres and we need to put those nearly wins into victories."
Gregor Townsend

Townsend's side looked on course for their first win in Pool Four after leading 8-3 at the break, but they again failed to hold onto their advantage for the third time in the competition.

"We have been very competitive in every game and were 15-0 up at Northampton and we were in the game against Ulster," Townsend said.

"We have had two close games against Castres and we need to put those nearly wins into victories.

"We expected a tough match. Castres are fourth in the French league and have an excellent home record and I think that is seven wins in a row they have put together.

"We knew how hard it would be but we believed in the team we had and we put them under pressure. For large parts of the game we took the game to Castres.

"In the second half we struggled to get the same amount of possession from line outs. I was really proud of the players for their effort and ambition and we moved the ball really well. We looked dangerous."

"Our scrum came under pressure, especially when we went down to 14 men. At the end of the day what killed us was two yellow cards."

  • Share:

Related

Heineken Cup Round 4

John Mitchell: French mauling for Sale Sharks boss

Mitchell: What we deserved

John Mitchell admitted Sale had not been good enough after they slumped to a 62-0 Heineken Cup defeat at Toulon.

Brad Barritt of Saracens steps inside Conor Murray of Munster

McCall: A coming of age for us

Saracens boss Mark McCall paid tribute to his side after they claimed a crucial 19-13 Heineken Cup victory over Munster.

Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth spins out a pass

Gutsy win puts Sarries on top

Saracens moved to the top of Heineken Cup Pool 1 after battling to a 19-13 victory over Munster at Vicarage Road.

Most Popular

Features

World Cup squad

World Cup squad

We profile the 26 players who've made Gary Street's England Women's Rugby World Cup squad.

Willing and ready

Willing and ready

Will Greenwood is stepping up his preparations for what is bound to be a stamina-sapping climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Dream Team

Dream Team

Who have Michael Lynagh, Sean Fitzpatrick and Thinus Delport chosen as half-backs for our Super Rugby XV?