Townsend praises Glasgow after win

Date published: January 8 2017

Gregor Townsend was pleased with Glasgow’s 29-15 victory over Cardiff Blues despite the uneven display that preceded it.

Glasgow moved up to fourth on the PRO12 standings with the bonus-point win.

“I thought we played really well,” the Scotsman quoted Townsend as saying.

“We dominated possession in the first half and we came close to scoring a couple of tries. We kept that going and after a little blip either side of half-time I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to move the ball and put people into space. I was really pleased.

“We spent maybe half an hour of that first 40 minutes attacking and when we defended we gave up ground a bit too easily,” Townsend conceded.

Glasgow face a stern test next week when they host Munster in the Champions Cup.

“I thought that was a really positive display given the conditions and the quality of the opposition. If we have as much ball as that against Munster we will be happy,” Townsend said.

“Munster play a different brand of rugby. Obviously they have been in fantastic form and they showed that today [against Racing 92]. They probably kick more than Cardiff. We have a different challenge next week: the Champions Cup, with quarter-final places at stake, so we will have to play really well.”

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