“We put a lot of our problems right using the attack and flare we have” | Jamie Dobie

“We put a lot of our problems right using the attack and flare we have” | Jamie Dobie

Glasgow Warriors defeated Zebre Parma in Italy 40-9. The six try game and bonus-point win helps Glasgow retain their place in the top half of the BKT URC table.

Two maul tries from Gregor Hiddleston in the first half triggered Glasgow’s momentum to take the win. Two more tries from the skipper Kyle Steyn gave Glasgow the bonus-point.

Scrum half Jamie Dobie spoke to glasgowwarriors.org after the Warriors’ win.

“We’re delighted to take the full five points. In terms of how the game went, it didn’t start how we wanted it to,” Jamie said. “We didn’t have many attacking opportunities apart from those two maul tries that we got before half-time.

“I think there will be frustrations with the first half overall. But we’re in a pretty good place.”

Whilst it did take Glasgow the first quarter to gather momentum after Zebre pocketed two penalties, the Warriors’ try-scoring extravaganza began with Hiddleston’s great line outs and driving maul try.

“We had a good gathering at half-time and put a lot of our problems right in the second half using the attack and flare we have,” Jamie stated. “We scored some really good tries.”

Jamie emphasised the resilience and fight that Glasgow displayed against the hosts, despite a slow start to the match.

“We’re away to South Africa in a couple of weeks. The reaction to today’s game going forward is the important thing.

“We showed the threats we’ve got around the park: we scored tries from the maul, tries out wide. I’m happy that we reacted positively from after first half performance and put the home side to bed.”

Although the bonus-point score was secured by the skipper, only moments after the fourth try, Dobie went and scored Glasgow’s fifth try. George Horne touched down for the sixth. Jamie was pleased to contribute to the high-scoring game.

“It was nice to get on the try sheet. I had to push quite far out onto the wing which I didn’t quite have the legs for last week against the Sharks. I was glad to still have some in the tank to get the score today.

“It was great to be one of the few try-scorers that we had.”

A week off for Glasgow gives them some time ahead of their trip to South Africa to take on the Vodacom Bulls.

“It’s a week off with no game but we’ve still got a lot of training to do,” Jamie said. “Those training days will be massive. We’ll likely get through our reviews sooner which means we can get prepared for our clash against Vodacom Bulls and when we face Zebre again at Scotstoun.

“The league is so tight this season. We’re in the position where we want to be at this point of the competition. Depending on other results, it’s on us to take the game in South Africa and hopefully another win against the home side today.

“We want to be in the top end of the table – staying there is massively important as we get closer to the playoffs.

“It’s an exciting time to have two competitive, and undoubtably challenging games. I’m looking forward to that challenge.”


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