Euro progress beck­ons for Glas­gow and Ed­in­burgh

● Cap­i­tal side can help War­riors reach quar­ters

The Scotsman - - Front Page - By DUN­CAN SMITH at Scot­stoun

Glas­gow coach Dave Ren­nie would wel­come a bit of help from “our mates down the road” but says his side will head to Sara­cens on Satur­day look­ing to win and take top spot in Heineken Cham­pi­ons Cup Pool 3 af­ter yes­ter­day’s 33-24 vic­tory over Cardiff Blues at Scot­stoun.

If Ed­in­burgh beat Mont­pel­lier on Fri­day evening at BT Mur­ray­field to seal Pool 5, then Scot­land will have two quar­ter-fi­nal­ists in Europe’s elite com­pe­ti­tion for the first time even be­fore a ball is kicked at Al­lianz Park the fol­low­ing day when Glas­gow line up against the English giants.

The War­riors boss will ap­proach the week with the mind­set that points still need to be added to the to­tal of 19 they cur­rently have – the same as Ed­in­burgh fol­low­ing their fa­mous win in Toulon.

“It’s an­other cou­ple of rungs up, isn’t it?” said Ren­nie of the Sara­cens show­down.

“You’ve got to de­fend re­ally well against them, so we’ll need the same sort of in­ten­sity that we played with a few months back, and be a lit­tle bit more clin­i­cal with ball in hand than we were that day [the 13-3 home loss in Oc­to­ber]. We’ve got it in us, we’re look­ing for­ward to it.

“We know it’s a bit of a log­jam with Ul­ster win­ning [on Satur­day]. We think we’ll need more points next week­end.

“Our mates down the road could do us a favour if they win on Fri­day night, but we’ve got to go with the mind­set that we need to win. Try and win the pool and so on. I think if we pre­pare that way, we’ll front well. It’s not a bad thing that we still think that we need


0 A ju­bi­lant Ge­orge Horne scored Glas­gow’s fifth and fi­nal try in yes­ter­day’s Cham­pi­ons Cup win over Cardiff Blues.

DAVE REN­NIE “Our mates down the road could do us a favour if they win on Fri­day night but we’ll try and win the pool”

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