Six-try Glasgow please Townsend

Date published: December 13 2015

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Glasgow Warriors boss Gregor Townsend was thrilled to see the PRO12 champions thrash Scarlets in the Champions Cup.

The Scottish side ran riot at Scotstoun, with Taqele Naiyaravoro scoring a hat-trick in a 43-6 win.

Townsend was pleased to see his side excel despite the difficult conditions.

"Not only was it a satisfying win, but it was a better game than I had anticipated in what were quite heavy conditions," Townsend told the EPC Rugby website.

"We saw a very good first-half performance – the forwards had set the platform and we were knocking on the door several times.

"We came very close twice and Stuart Hogg dropped the ball on a certain intercept score and we could have had at least another 14 points."

Naiyaravoro's three tries were the highlight for Glasgow but he came inches away from a memorable fourth after a tackle-crunching run through the Scarlets' defence, only to be denied by the touchline.

Townsend added: "It was a just pity that what was a world-class try from Taqele was chalked off in the first-half by the TMO. Taqele is not just big and quick, but moves quickly to both left and right."

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