We’ve got to be better – Rennie
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie has said his side have "certainly got to get better" in the Heineken Champions Cup against Cardiff Blues next weekend after they fell to their third consecutive Guinness PRO14 victory away to Benetton.
Speaking following the 20-17 defeat in Italy, Rennie looked forward to next weekend’s huge fixture at Scotstoun.
“Cardiff are a very good side and are playing some good footy. We need to be able to hang on to the ball for long periods and we need to defend a lot better than we did today.”
Tries from Sam Johnson and George Horne weren’t enough to earn the victory in Treviso in a game where the Warriors were not short of chances.
Rennie said: “We had a number of opportunities in both halves and didn’t turn it into points. I’ve got no issues surrounding the decision making in terms of kicking to the corner or kicking for points. We felt we had momentum towards the end and wanted to win the game.
“We made a lot of handling errors, as we have in the last two weeks. It’s a combination of that and some of our decision making with ball in hand.”
“We lost the collisions, we lost the battle of body heights. There were various times where we had 15 phases plus, but eventually it broke down. You’ve got to give credit to Benetton.”
“We created enough opportunities, we weren’t clinical enough and made too many errors. Benetton defended well, they kept working hard and even when it looked like they were out on their feet at the end they kept getting bodies in front of us.
“It’s hugely disappointing, especially to only score 3 points in the second half after creating so many opportunities.”