Professional14 semi-final: Dave Rennie longing for Glasgow to get greater than
|Professional14 semi-final: Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets|
|Venue: Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Date: Friday, 18 Might Kick-off: 19:45 BST|
|Protection: Stay on BBC Alba & BBC Two Wales, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport web site and BBC Sport app|
Dave Rennie says Glasgow have achieved “cross marks” for the season by reaching the Professional14 semi-final as he targets his first title with Warriors.
Warriors face defending champions Scarlets at Scotstoun on Friday evening for a spot in subsequent weekend’s ultimate in Dublin.
Leinster host Munster within the different semi-final on Saturday.
“You have to put your self within the race,” stated the 54-year-old, who took over from Gregor Townsend final summer season.
“I believe a cross mark is making the semis, something beneath that may’ve been an enormous disappointment.”
Scotland stars Ali Value, Alex Dunbar and Huw Jones haven’t made the match-day squad regardless of being match and accessible, having struggled with accidents and type respectively after the Six Nations.
Rennie stated these gamers have missed out as a result of good type of others reasonably than their very own latest shows.
“We have simply picked on type,” the New Zealander defined. “We’re lucky we have got numerous depth in these key positions.
“Nick [Grigg] and Sam [Johnson] have been actually sturdy for us all year long and George Horne has had a incredible season and will get to start out.
“I assumed we managed [the Scotland contingent] fairly properly. We gave numerous these guys a few weeks off reasonably than coming straight again in and we have had one other couple of weeks off.”
‘We all know it is do or die’
Warriors have misplaced three of their previous 4 league matches, however Rennie believes his aspect are prepared to search out the highest gear they might want to overcome a Scarlets aspect that reached the semi-final of this season’s European Champions Cup.
“We all know it is do or die so we count on a fantastic efficiency out of them,” he stated.
“We have had three weeks to organize and we have combined in some good enjoyable with some onerous work. There was numerous readability round expectations.
“I believe we’re in a very great place. I believe the climate goes to play its half, we’ll have an enormous dwelling crowd so we’re actually wanting ahead to it.”
Scotstoun Stadium’s capability has been quickly expanded to 10,000 for Friday’s match. Will probably be Finn Russell’s final dwelling match in Glasgow colors earlier than his summer season change to French aspect Racing 92.
Rennie hopes Glasgow can ship the 25-year-old Scotland fly-half on his means having maintained their good dwelling report, which has to date yielded 10 wins from 10 Professional14 matches this season.
“There are numerous motivating elements,” the previous Chiefs coach added.
“Final recreation at dwelling for guys like Finn. I do know the blokes will bar up, however there are many causes to carry out. We have ready properly so we’ll hopefully give them a good ship off from right here.
“We have been good at dwelling and the group makes an enormous contribution to that. An additional 2,500, good climate and a great event.
“You have acquired two actually optimistic sides who I believe will play footy so it ought to be nice.”