Chuffed with the effort and the win – Wilson
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Danny Wilson believes his Glasgow Warriors side showed the qualities of true Warriors in last night’s win over Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade.
“I’m really pleased for this group because we’ve dug in, worked hard in difficult circumstances and got the win,” said Wilson.
“I thought our contact area on both sides of the ball was a real plus tonight. That’s normally the Blues’ X-factor and we dominated that area and came away with what we needed – a win.
“Cardiff have some real threats in the backline and can score from nothing.
“We talk a lot about the fight, passion and energy we expect to see when someone pulls on a Warriors jersey and we definitely saw that from the whole team tonight.”
Players across the park stepped up in both attack and defence and put on a full 80-minute performance at Rodney Parade. With Wilson singling out Player of the Match Lee Jones, scrum-half Sean Kennedy and full-back Glenn Bryce for their performances.
“Lee Jones was outstanding especially in defence tonight.
“His experience of making reads in defence showed – he was rock solid.
“There were great performances across the park by the likes of Glenn Bryce and Sean Kennedy. I’ve been really impressed with those guys over the past few weeks and I thought they were excellent again tonight,” said Wilson.
Despite having the lion’s share of the possession in the first-half, Glasgow went in after 40-minutes only leading 3-6 and Wilson was quick to highlight that there is still more work to be done.
“I went in at half-time thinking how are we not a couple of scores up after all that pressure?
“That’s been our story of late. We’ve created plenty of opportunities and not finished them. We created even more tonight,” said Wilson
“If I’m honest we should have come away with more points, but we’re chuffed with the win and the effort from the players.
“We’ve spent some time trying to make improvements week-on-week and we’ve made those improvements, but we’ll need to make a lot more to beat the Dragons next week.”
“To come here and get our first win on the road was great.”