Kellock hails Glasgow defence

Date published: December 27 2014

Glasgow Warriors skipper Al Kellock was thrilled by his side’s defensive efforts in their 1872 Cup win over Edinburgh.

The battle between the Scottish sides was won by the Scotstoun hosts, with Josh Strauss providing a key try.

“Edinburgh had a good first half and we expected their physicality, so our defence had to be outstanding, and it was,” said Kellock.

“The boys were not just tackling, that was tackling with bite.”

Kellock also singled out Pat MacArthur and Peter Horne for special praise.

“[Pat’s] basics are so good, he made the lineout easy for me,” added Kellock.

“[Peter] has outstanding qualities: passing, speed, physicality – these are the qualities that win you games.”

Edinburgh boss Alan Solomons believes his side can win the return fixture, despite the loss.

“We turned over to much ball and as a result our field position suffered,” said Solomons.

“One or two errors cost us dearly. Tommy Brown is an excellent tackler but he got bowled over.

“It is not an impossible task, if we cut down on errors.”