Debut derby disappointment for Miotti

Debut derby disappointment for Miotti

Defeat in a winner-takes-all match would not have been how Domingo Miotti would have wanted his first taste of an 1872 Cup derby to go had the Argentinian had the chance to write the script.

As he reflected on a 28-11 loss at the hands of Edinburgh, the disappointment on the fly-half’s face was clear to see after a result that consigned Glasgow Warriors to the Challenge Cup next season, as well as seeing the 1872 Cup and Scottish-Italian Shield slip through their grasp.

“Tonight was tough. There’s no other way to put it,” Miotti told glasgowwarriors.org.

“Our discipline was poor, we made too many mistakes, and Edinburgh took advantage of both of those things.

“That was my first Glasgow-Edinburgh derby, which was a privilege, but we’re disappointed we didn’t put in a better performance.”

Miotti’s cameo in the final quarter was one of the few bright spots on a challenging evening for the Warriors, as the former Jaguares pivot looked to spark a comeback from those in white and blue.

A pinpoint cross-kick allowed Ollie Smith to finish superbly for Glasgow’s sole try of the match, with the fly-half praising his young team-mate for the score.

“Coming onto the field, the message was just to trust what I’d been doing in training,” said Miotti.

“We wanted to play in the right areas of the pitch, and take the game to Edinburgh with quick ball. That was what I tried to do when I got the ball, because I knew we were chasing the game.

“I’m pleased the cross-kick came off and allowed us to score – Ollie’s catch and finish was incredible. He played so well and I’m happy he got the try.”

The fixture was just Miotti’s fifth outing in Glasgow colours this season, having had to wait for his chance to impress the Warrior Nation.

Whilst champing at the bit at the prospect of more game time, he’s also happy to bide his time and keep improving under the watchful eye of the club’s coaching team, ready to repay their faith when called upon.

“I haven’t played too much this season, but I’m working on the areas of my game that the coaches think I need to improve,” said Miotti.

“Every day in training I’m giving my all and every time I’m picked I do the same, because I’m proud to play for this club.

“The work is paying off and I hope that I’ll be able to keep pushing to play in the rest of this season and next season.”

Before returning to the changing rooms and heading home, however, Miotti had one final message to the Warrior Nation.

“To all of the fans, thank you so much.

“Your support is really important to us, and we’re sorry we couldn’t give you a better result.”

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