Townsend lauds depleted Warriors

Date published: February 22 2015

Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend has hailed his side's 19-16 PRO12 victory over the Ospreys as one of their best of the last couple of years.

With injuries and international call-ups seeing a depleted Warriors side go up against a Welsh region in similar condition, the result was hard-earned.

And that left Townsend impressed as they moved clear at the PRO12 summit.

"The players have got an abundance of character," he told BBC Scotland.

"I think that's our best win definitely of the season, probably of the last couple of years, considering the challenges we had this week."

"Young players really stepped up today. Fraser Lyle, in his second appearance at this level, was outstanding.

"Ali Price I thought was playing fantastically well until he cramped up.

"To go behind against a really experienced team and come back and win is a great feeling.

"Some of the rugby we played in the first 20 minutes was top drawer and then we had to win a different way and we ground that out."