Wednesday 11 December 2019

Glasgow are re-energised after Rennie's future plans decided

Young Munster have moved away from relegation trouble with a narrow 28-24 victory at home to Trinity College. (stock photo)
Young Munster have moved away from relegation trouble with a narrow 28-24 victory at home to Trinity College. (stock photo)

After a difficult start to the 2019/'20 campaign, with a lot of speculation surrounding the future of head coach Dave Rennie, Glasgow Warriors fell to defeats in three of their first four Guinness PRO14 games.

Their only victory was at home against Cardiff Blues, with defeats to Dragons, Cheetahs and Scarlets.

Rennie has now been announced as the next head coach of Australia, replacing Michael Cheika, who departed the role following the Rugby World Cup.

Since the beginning of this month, they have enjoyed a more promising run of results. They began November with a 50-0 thumping of Southern Kings, before beating Zebre. A European win over Sale Sharks then followed.

That momentum was halted last weekend against Exeter Chiefs.

The English Premiership side claimed a bonus-point 34-18 win at Glasgow's expense, with George Turner's late try flattering them on the scoreboard.

Rennie said: "The going doesn't get any easier for us with Leinster next.

"I'm expecting a reaction in training and we'll look to continue to build on our recent performances in the league."

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