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RDS the turning point for Glasgow

27th May 2014 18:47


Chris Fusaro Glasgow v Leinster

Feeling optimistic: Chris Fusaro

Glasgow flanker Chris Fusaro believes the RDS could provide the turning point in his team's fortunes both for this season and the next.

Warriors lost 28-25 to Leinster in Dublin earlier this term but used the momentum gained from a positive performance to string a nine-game winning streak together to reach Saturday's Pro12 the RDS.

The Scotland flank also believes another strong showing in this weekend's showdown could provide a stepping stone for loftier European ambitions for Glasgow.

Gregor Townsend's men will become the first Scottish side to compete in a Pro12 final but their league form is in stark contrast to their form in during the group stage of the Heineken Cup, where they finished bottom of Pool Two.

"We had a wee dip around Christmas time, but after the Six Nations were out the way we had a game with Leinster, which proved to be a turning point for us," said Fusaro.

"We lost over there, but the performance was really good and now we have notched up nine wins on the bounce.

"We would never say we due the win but there is a real feeling of optimism around the club.

"Playing in finals is a great experience and hopefully something we can get used to by making finals year in, year out," he added.

"The Heineken Cup was a disappointment this year. We had a really good group and should have qualified from it. We just didn't perform in the important games.

"But hopefully we can improve on that next year and games like Saturday's will help us do that.

"It sounds like a cliche, but winning a Rabo title would be a dream come true and a great way to end a big year for me," he said, in reference to making his Soctland debut in February.

"The last 12 months have been massive for me and it would top it off with something really special if we could achieve this win with Glasgow."

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