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Townsend not taking Zebre lightly

06th May 2014 09:29

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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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FixtureDetails
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Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 19
Munster vs Zebre19:30
Connacht vs Leinster19:35
Cardiff Blues vs Ulster19:35
Saturday , September 20
Newport Gwent D'gons vs Glasgow14:40
Scarlets vs Benetton Treviso18:00
Sunday , September 21
Ospreys vs Edinburgh16:00
Friday , September 26
Edinburgh vs Scarlets19:35
Glasgow vs Connacht19:35
Leinster vs Cardiff Blues19:35
Saturday , September 27
Zebre vs Ulster15:00
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Sunday , September 14
Cardiff Blues 12 - 33 GlasgowCardiff Blues vs Glasgow Report
Saturday , September 13
Leinster 42 - 12 ScarletsLeinster vs Scarlets Report
Friday , September 12
Benetton Treviso 10 - 21 MunsterBenetton Treviso vs Munster Report
Edinburgh 13 - 14 ConnachtEdinburgh vs Connacht Report
Newport Gwent D'gons 15 - 17 Ospreys
Ulster 33 - 13 ZebreUlster vs Zebre Report
Sunday , September 7
Zebre 26 - 41 Cardiff BluesZebre vs Cardiff Blues Report
Saturday , September 6
Scarlets 32 - 32 UlsterScarlets vs Ulster Report
Connacht 16 - 11 Newport Gwent D'gonsConnacht vs Newport Gwent D
Glasgow 22 - 20 Leinster
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PosTeamPPts
1Ospreys29
2Glasgow Warriors28
3Connacht28
4Ulster28
5Leinster26