Glasgow will bounce back – Townsend

Date published: October 13 2014

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Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend believes his side is still on the right track despite Saturday’s 29-9 loss to Ulster at Ravenhill.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend believes his side is still on the right track despite Saturday’s 29-9 loss to Ulster at Ravenhill.

The defeat – the Warriors’ first of the season – proved costly in more ways than one as Warriors centre Mark Bennett was forced off the field with what looked like a serious neck injury after being caught at the bottom of a ruck.

But despite failing in their bid to make it six consecutive victories, Townsend is not too disappointed and believes his side will bounce back soon.

“In the first half I thought we were in their half a lot more than they were in ours and that was down to some very good attacking play,” Townsend told Glasgow Warriors’ official website.

“I thought our effort in defence was superb and we just didn’t seem to get the rub of the green with the penalties and Ulster just nudged ahead.

“I did feel in the second half we were getting back into our game again and I thought we would lift it up in the last 20 minutes.

“But unfortunately after Mark Bennett’s injury we made a couple of errors and suddenly we had conceded 14 points, which is very hard to come back from.

“I was pleased with a number of aspects but there is a lot we still need to work on. It’s important we finish games strong and we didn’t tonight and Ulster got a deserved win.”

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