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Townsend not taking Zebre lightly

06th May 2014 09:29

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SKY_MOBILE Gregor Townsend - Glasgow v Toulon

Gregor Townsend: Wary of Zebre

Glagsow Warriors boss Gregor Townsend has warned his charges not to underestimate Zebre ahead of Saturday's clash at Scotstoun.

Townsend is wary that Zebre's superb form could prevent his side from securing their first-ever home PRO12 semi-final. The Warriors are currently in second spot on the table, behind Leinster, but will be looking over their shoulders as Munster lie one point behind.

A bonus-point victory will secure the Warriors a home semi-final but Zebre will be no pushovers and head into this match on a high after claiming consecutive victories over Edinburgh and Ospreys.

And with Zebre battling Treviso for a spot in next season's Heineken Cup, Townsend knows his side's opponents will be just as motivated as his troops to secure victory this weekend.

"In their last two games Zebre have beaten both Edinburgh and Ospreys and that underlines the threat they will bring with them on Saturday," he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

"They are playing with confidence and they are scoring freely and they will be determined to finish above Treviso and try to claim a European place for next season.

"We will have to make sure we are every bit as professional as we were at Treviso. That was one of the best performances of our season and we must maintain these standards."

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Friday , October 3
Zebre vs Ospreys19:35
Ulster vs Edinburgh19:35
Connacht vs Cardiff Blues19:35
Saturday , October 4
Leinster vs Munster18:30
Sunday , October 5
Benetton Treviso vs Glasgow14:00
Scarlets vs Newport Gwent D'gons16:00
Friday , October 10
Benetton Treviso vs Connacht19:00
Munster vs Scarlets19:35
Saturday , October 11
Edinburgh vs Newport Gwent D'gons14:40
Zebre vs Leinster15:00
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Sunday , September 28
Newport Gwent D'gons 33 - 15 Benetton TrevisoNewport Gwent D
Saturday , September 27
Zebre 13 - 6 UlsterZebre vs Ulster Report
Munster 14 - 19 OspreysMunster vs Ospreys Report
Friday , September 26
Leinster 37 - 23 Cardiff BluesLeinster vs Cardiff Blues Report
Glasgow 39 - 21 ConnachtGlasgow vs Connacht Report
Edinburgh 20 - 20 ScarletsEdinburgh vs Scarlets Report
Sunday , September 21
Ospreys 62 - 13 EdinburghOspreys vs Edinburgh Report
Saturday , September 20
Newport Gwent D'gons 13 - 33 GlasgowNewport Gwent D
Scarlets 43 - 0 Benetton TrevisoScarlets vs Benetton Treviso Report
Friday , September 19
Munster 31 - 5 ZebreMunster vs Zebre Report
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PosTeamPPts
1Ospreys418
2Glasgow Warriors418
3Ulster413
4Connacht412
5Leinster412