Tempo key to Glasgow’s hopes

Date published: December 6 2016

Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Ali Price has revealed his side are looking to play a fast game against Racing 92 in their Champions Cup fixture.

Price, who made his competition bow against the Paris outfit last season, found himself on the losing side that day as Glasgow went down 34-10.

But this term he enters the game confident that if they keep the tempo high they have a chance of victory that would boost their qualification hopes.

“Next week go back there and I have obviously been in that situation before so it is not going to be a shock to me,” Price told The Scotsman.

“That was my first European game and I didn’t quite know how I would go against better at a tougher level, so I go into it a much more confident player and that is a big thing as a nine, that confidence to take my quick taps, to drive the team.

“They are a good side. If we match them physically, with our backline and the way the guys played for Scotland through the international window, I think we can cause them huge trouble. They’ve got a big pack, so if we can move them around I’m sure we’ll be able to score tries.”

A fired-up Glasgow are currently second in Pool 1 but along with Leicester they have played one match more than Munster and Racing 92.

“We are really targeting Europe this year, we’re obviously wanting to make it out of our pool for the first time so the back-to-back games are huge,” added scrum-half Price ahead of the game at Stade Yves du Manoir.

“We would love to go over to Racing and win, and then the home tie in front of a sold-out crowd would be fantastic, giving us the momentum to go into the Edinburgh game and the New Year.”