Rennie: We found a way to win

Glasgow Warriors won in Bloemfontein last night with a late try from Rob Harley to secure all five points against a determined Cheetahs side.Dave Rennie was happy with the character shown in the win over Cheetahs

Callum Gibbins scored two tries in a Man of the Match display and replacement scrum-half Henry Pyrgos also got on the scoresheet in an impressive 29-26 win for the Warriors in the first competitive game on South African soil.

Head Coach Dave Rennie praised the character of his side, who once again found a way to win their sixth game of their season and keep their unbeaten record intact.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Rennie said: "It's tough coming here, it's a new experience for a lot of our boys playing at altitude. We want to play a very quick game and we're very fit, but so are the Cheetahs and it was a real arm wrestle.

"We were confident we could still win the game, we just needed to stay composed. The biggest thing was we didn't hang onto the ball for long enough and we made a few errors, so we always felt if we could hang onto the ball for multiple phases we would put their big men under pressure.

"The Cheetahs put us under a lot of pressure at scrum time and disrupted our line-out, but we expected that as they have some big men up front but we felt if we could dictate the pace of the ball and hang onto the ball we could put them under pressure. We probably didn't do that for long enough, but again we've been pretty good at finding ways to win and we did that again.

"There is a lot of character in this group and they keep working hard for each other."

The Warriors travel back to Scotland tonight and face another big week, with a Champions Cup encounter against Exeter Chiefs next up at Sandy Park in seven days time.

Rennie added: "It's been a good week in South Africa, the weather has been nice so it's been good to train in the heat.

"We'll get some benefits of training at altitude and hopefully we can take those into next week, but recovery is going to be key ahead of next week's game against Exeter."