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Ren­nie says his War­riors have to get smart

- Sports · Glasgow · Vanuatu · Sandara Park

Dave Ren­nie ad­mits his Glas­gow side will have to play smarter against Ex­eter next week after they al­most let vic­tory over Sale slip through their fin­gers.

War­riors raced into a 13-0 half­time lead dur­ing Satur­day’s Cham­pi­ons Cup opener at Scot­stoun thanks to a try from DTH van der Merwe and eight points off the boot of Adam Hast­ings.

How­ever, Ren­nie’s men failed to add to their ad­van­tage after the half-time break and were forced to cling on as Steve Di­a­mond’s Sharks bit back.

Glas­gow now travel to Sandy Park next week­end and

“I felt we maybe just over­played a lit­tle bit”

the War­riors coach wants his men to sharpen up.

He said: “I think it’s just about con­trol for next week.

“There are times when I felt we maybe just over­played a lit­tle bit against Sale.

“I think we’ve got a set-piece that will be com­pet­i­tive down there at Ex­eter.

“I also thought we de­fended well for big chunks of this game.

“I just think we’ll maybe need to play a lit­tle bit smarter next week and im­prove the qual­ity of our kick­ing.

“We were choos­ing the right op­tion a lot of the time, but it just wasn’t quite im­ple­mented well enough.

“We’ll need to be bet­ter there so that our big men aren’t hav­ing to work hard from 80 (me­tres) out.”

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