Warriors keen to prove their worth

Date published: December 15 2016

Henry Pyrgos says Glasgow want to prove they are Champions Cup contenders when they host Racing 92 on Saturday.

The Warriors secured a surprising 23-14 win over Racing in Paris last weekend and co-captain Pyrgos knows there will be even more pressure on them at home.

“We’ve been competing at the top end of the (PRO12) league for a while but we have not cracked Europe. Every team you come up against in Europe is a quality side,” Pyrgos told EPC Rugby.

“In the past we have had good wins but we are going to have to back it up week after week and play really well consistently. That is the challenge for us this weekend. It is an exciting one and the boys are raring to go. They want to go out and show we can do it again against quality opposition.”

Pyrgos has recently signed a new two-year contract at Glasgow, tying him to the club until 2019 and knows they need to back up last week this Friday.

“It was obviously a great win and it doesn’t happen all the time, especially against world-class opposition at club level,” he said.

“But even if we win again this weekend, there are still two huge games to go. You saw the result Munster had (38-0 against Leicester) at the weekend and obviously the performance they put in against us recently (a 16-15 win at Scotstoun).

“Leicester are still a quality side even if they are not playing as well as they would like to. So we take nothing for granted. The win on the weekend was amazing but we are going to have to back it up and then do it again and again.”