Gregor is targeting Munster backlash

GREGOR TOWNSEND today vowed Glasgow will take their frustration at losing their six-game winning run in the RaboDirect Pro12 out on Munster on Saturday night.

Loading Comments

Warriors' 6-0 Scotstoun reverse at the hands of European champions Leinster proved one of the most disappointing nights of Toony's tenure.

Glasgow's woeful kicking after the break resulted in three missed efforts from Peter Horne (2) and Scott Wight, all of which should have been converted, and despite a dominant second-half performance, Warriors were left empty-handed.

Townsend has vowed that his men will bounce back from this struggle, saying: "We had the chances and possession after the interval to turn things around but sadly we did not make the most of it. I could not have asked for any more from the boys but we need to be a bit more clinical.

"There was a great deal of frustration at losing the game and our winning run, and it is vital we channel that into getting a positive result at Munster.

"Games like that are all about making sure you learn. There was a very fine line between success and failure."

Warriors remain third, two points ahead of Joe Schmidt's side that beat them, but the Glasgow coach will have been disappointed with both his side's lineout and kicking.

All too often in the second period Glasgow's lineout throw went askew, but at least Duncan Weir's likely availability for the match in Munster will give a massive boost to the kicks of the men in blue.

Townsend was far from downcast about his team's prospects.

He said: "I thought we defended very well in the first half, but we didn't capitalise on the pressure we had in the second.

"We dominated the territory in the second forty, but found it difficult to string more than three phases of play together. We made some mistakes, whether of our own making or through the weather, but I thought it was a game we could have won."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

Chilling in Glasgow's first Ice Bar and getting Mhor than I bargained for




Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

My thoughts after Police Scotland are ordered to apologise over IRA interrogation techniques slur.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.