Rennie: “We’re back in control of our Conference and need to keep working hard.”

Rennie: “We’re back in control of our Conference and need to keep working hard.”

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie praised his players’ first half performance but was left frustrated with their second half showing in yesterday’s 10-42 victory over Zebre

Glasgow’s bonus point victory in Parma saw them leapfrog Munster at the top of Conference A going in to a two-week domestic break.

The Warriors have now picked up 19 points out of a potential 20 without a large chunk of their squad during this year’s 6 Nations window and it was this that pleased Rennie most about last night’s result.

He said: “We’ve got to keep working hard. We’ve done well in this period, picking up 19 points. Munster losing to Scarlets is a great result from our perspective too, it puts us back in control.

“It’s a nice way to finish this block.”

Glasgow scored five first half tries to see off the Italians but despite having done enough in the first 40, Rennie was disappointed to draw the second period 7-7.

He said: “We were really happy with the first-half. We were clinical, we created pressure through our defence and were rewarded for that.

“The game was gone by half-time, but we were really disappointed with the second-half. We were just too loose and lacked discipline at key times.

“We thought the job was done and that we would run over the top of them.

“On reflection, Italy isn’t an easy place to come and win so it’s an important five points for us and it’s nice to celebrate Ruaridh Jackson’s 150th appearance for the club with a positive result.”

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