Mixed emotions for Glasgow's Strauss

Date published: September 10 2014

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Relieved to get the win over Leinster last Saturday, Glasgow Warriors skipper Josh Strauss knows where his team fell short.

Relieved to get the win over Leinster last Saturday, Glasgow Warriors skipper Josh Strauss knows where his team fell short.

Glasgow had torn out of the blocks, building up a 19-0 lead after half an hour thanks to three tries including one from Strauss.

Pro12 champions Leinster though muscled their way back into the contest, with Glasgow requiring a late penalty from Stuart Hogg to win the game and cancel out Tom Denton's converted try.

Strauss pinpointed where the mistakes were made when looking back on the win, but was also pleased with the Scottish side's character.

“Obviously there was a bit of relief at the end, but it was still a great feeling,” Strauss told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“We played really well in the first half, but we know we can't afford to let it slip like we that.

“I think our discipline let us down in the second half, as did some of our defending. A few mistakes crept in.

“But I think it showed great character from the whole team to fight back and keep the ball until we could get the penalty that gave us the win.

“We really gelled well in the first half. We would have loved to have put in a full 80-minute performance like that.

“But although I'm not happy that we didn't keep it going in the second half there were a still lot of good things we can take from the game.

“There are a few things we can work on, but we're happy to get the victory.”

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