Rennie full of praise for 10-try Warriors

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie was full of praise for his side following their 68-7 victory over Zebre at Scotstoun, highlighting the efficient nature of their performance.

The home side ran in ten tries in total in a dominant display against their Italian visitors, a fact that pleased the New Zealander.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, he said: “I thought it was pretty clinical.

“We were pretty dominant up front, providing solid ball and making life difficult for them. Our scrum and defensive lineout were really strong, so we had a lot of good ball to play with.”

With a number of standout performances across the squad, one in particular caught the eye of the Glasgow head coach.

“I thought Adam Hastings was excellent,” said Rennie.

“He was really smart in his kicking options and in his passing tonight.

“We got a bit ragged in the last 15 minutes, which often happens when you’re up by a lot of points and making changes. Overall though, it was a great performance. They’re a good side, but we got off to such a great start that they were out of the game by half-time.”

The match also saw the return of DTH van der Merwe to Scotstoun, with the Canadian winger marking the occasion with a brace of tries to extend his lead at the top of the club’s all-time chart.

“He’s a good finisher, isn’t he?,” smiled Rennie.

“It was nice to have him out there, and I think he enjoyed that – it was a nice homecoming for him.”

With his side now within touching distance of securing a home semi-final, Rennie and his coaching staff will now focus their efforts on the trip to face the Scarlets in a fortnight’s time. Whilst selection for the tie will undoubtedly cause a few headaches, it is a problem that Rennie is happy to have.

He said: “We’ll probably have a few more boys coming back in, which will be great, but a number of boys made a statement tonight.

“We want competition for places, and a lot of the guys put their hand up tonight.”