The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Rennie says his Warriors have to get smart
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.”