Tuipulotu keen to maintain momentum
Friday may have seen Glasgow Warriors lift the 1872 Cup, but there is still work to be done heading into 2023 according to man-of-the-moment, Sione Tuipulotu.
Having produced a stunning second-half fightback to earn a 32-25 victory over Edinburgh and secure the 1872 Cup last weekend, 2022 couldn’t have ended in much stronger a fashion for Franco Smith’s men.
The noise from the Warrior Nation inside BT Murrayfield was there for all to hear, as the Glasgow faithful roared their team to a fifth successive win.
That encouragement is heard and felt on the pitch, with Tuipulotu expressing the gratitude felt by the players towards the support from the Warrior Nation.
“It is massive,” he told glasgowwarriors.org.
“With everything that’s being going on recently with the Perpignan game that was relocated we are really grateful for the fans and the way they travel.
“It means so much to us when fans come down and get behind us and it gives us the biggest lift in the game.
“Especially when its late on in the games and we are getting a roll on and they are getting behind us.”
With the Warriors now on a winning streak, defending champions the DHL Stormers are the next to visit Scotstoun as Smith’s men look to start the New Year in the same fashion they finished 2022.
“We want to ride the momentum of wins,” said Tuipulotu.
“We want to win those games. Franco has spoke about not going into the week with expectations.
“We have spoken about the work that needs to be done during the week to get the wins on the weekend. We need to keep ticking the boxes during the week to put ourselves in the best situation to win on the weekends.”