Frisby delighted to get first win of new season
It may not go down as a classic Glasgow Warriors performance, but Nick Frisby believes that Saturday night’s victory is only the starting point for this season’s squad.
The Australian international touched down for the second of Glasgow’s two tries in the 17-13 win at Scotstoun, yet admits that the mood in the dressing room post-match was one of mixed emotions.
“It was a funny mood in the dressing room, to be honest,” said Frisby
“We’re obviously massively happy to get the win after a relatively poor previous two weeks by our own standards, but there’s a lot of frustration in there as well.
“We know we can still be a lot better, and we probably made it a lot harder than it needed to be.
“We’re very relived to get the win though.”
After an opening quarter that saw Frisby follow captain Callum Gibbins in crossing the whitewash, it was the Warriors defence that ultimately proved decisive under the Scotstoun floodlights.
“It was really pleasing to get off to that start – we’d spoken a lot about wanting to do that, so to come out firing was great,” said the scrum-half.
“If I’m honest, we probably relaxed for a bit after that. They really disrupted our ball at the breakdown – Olly Robinson was superb, I don’t know how many turnovers he ended up with.
“We couldn’t really get into our flow as a result, and then when we did our accuracy let us down too many times.
“It was a frustrating last hour, but extremely satisfying to grind out the win.”
The 27-year-old was also impressed with fellow number nine Jamie Dobie, with the man nine years his junior impressing after coming on as a second-half replacement.
“It’s great to see Jamie doing so well,” enthused Frisby.
“I don’t think I’ve seen someone so young be as physically and mentally ready to play at this level as he is. He’s a phenomenal talent, he really is.
“He’s a great young kid and his work ethic is top class – he’s always keen to learn and get better.”
With the Guinness PRO14 taking a break this weekend, Frisby and his team-mates will be making the most of their time off before returning to focus their attention on the trip to face the Dragons on Saturday 26 October. The scrum-half is adamant that Saturday night’s win will stand them in good stead ahead of their third successive match against Welsh opposition.
“The first two weeks we didn’t play anywhere near our best, and we knew that if we could play our game and stick to our plans that the win would come,” said Frisby.
“We just had to be patient and keep working hard.
“We’re definitely heading in the right direction. The main goal was to get that first win, and we’ve done that.”