Six-try Glasgow please Townsend

Date published: December 13 2015

Glasgow Warriors boss Gregor Townsend was thrilled to see the PRO12 champions thrash Scarlets in the Champions Cup.

The Scottish side ran riot at Scotstoun, with Taqele Naiyaravoro scoring a hat-trick in a 43-6 win.

Townsend was pleased to see his side excel despite the difficult conditions.

"Not only was it a satisfying win, but it was a better game than I had anticipated in what were quite heavy conditions," Townsend told the EPC Rugby website.

"We saw a very good first-half performance – the forwards had set the platform and we were knocking on the door several times.

"We came very close twice and Stuart Hogg dropped the ball on a certain intercept score and we could have had at least another 14 points."

Naiyaravoro's three tries were the highlight for Glasgow but he came inches away from a memorable fourth after a tackle-crunching run through the Scarlets' defence, only to be denied by the touchline.

Townsend added: "It was a just pity that what was a world-class try from Taqele was chalked off in the first-half by the TMO. Taqele is not just big and quick, but moves quickly to both left and right."