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Glasgow Warriors coach wants improvement after Edinburgh win

A late George Turner try and a turnover from Zander Fagerson saw Warriors strike first in this season’s 1872 Cup.

Call for improvement: Dave Rennie
Call for improvement: Dave Rennie

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has told his players there’s room for improvement – despite completing a 20-16 win over Edinburgh.

A late George Turner try and a turnover from Zander Fagerson saw Warriors strike first in this season’s 1872 Cup.

But after his side committed 15 infringements during the encounter, Rennie said: “The penalty count was way too high for us.

“We weren’t happy with the way we piggy-backed a few penalties and allowed them to gain 80m with ease.

“It’s something we’ll work on and improve upon for next week. We’ll be ready for them.”

Rennie added: “If we’ve got games where we can put the foot on the throat and make it easy for coaches, we tend to not do it.

Warriors: The home side won 20-16

“I thought it was a real arm-wrestle and both sides defended incredibly well. We created enough opportunities to win the game, though and we finished a couple of those opportunities off.”

Tommy Seymour and Ruaridh Jackson excelled in the aerial battle against Edinburgh, allowing Warriors to counteract Edinburgh’s tactics.

“You know Edinburgh are going to kick a lot – they want you to carry a lot of ball back,” Rennie said.

“I thought we defused their kicking game really well, but I also thought we kicked too much.

“You need to be bold and we missed a couple of chances to hurt them from a long way out, which is unlike us.”

The two teams will battle it out again at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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