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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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Glasgow vs Benetton Treviso19:35
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Cardiff Blues vs Munster17:15
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Newport Gwent D'gons vs Munster19:30
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