Rennie frustrated at Glasgow's inability to apply consistent pressure

Rennie frustrated at Glasgow's inability to apply consistent pressure

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie was frustrated at his side’s inability to apply consistent pressure in the wet and windy conditions of Rodney Parade in Glasgow’s 18–5 loss away to the Dragons.

Despite making more metres and having a greater share of possession, Glasgow struggled to make any inroads into the Dragons 22.

There was to be a late consolation for the Warriors, though, with the final play of the game. Huw Jones crossed the whitewash at the death to ensure the Warriors ended the game with points on the board.

“Today was disappointing. We’re a better side than how we played today,” said the head coach.

“I thought we aimlessly kicked the ball away at times in the first half and couldn’t apply any pressure.

“In the second half I thought we’d be able to play in the corner and put a bit of pressure on the Dragons, but we made a couple of errors early on which left us trying to chase the game. We found space at times, but inaccurate passing kept relieving the pressure on the Dragons.

“In the final quarter we began to breach the Dragon’s line, however, we still couldn’t convert due to a lack of accuracy.”

Glenn Bryce’s performance at full-back caught Rennie’s eye.

“I thought Glenn Bryce played well. He’s very quick and has a good skill set, but, we still need to look to apply a more of pressure beyond the breaks he made.”

The Warriors return to action on Friday 1 November welcoming the Southern Kings to Scotstoun. Rennie knows his side has to improve if they are to get back to winning ways.

“There’s a lot of improvements to be made for next weekend,” said the Glasgow boss.

“We showed with the last try if we can generate quick ball we can put teams under pressure. We had a try that was disallowed that was a result of quick ball, as was the try scored by Huw.

“It’s not difficult. We need to carry well and clear out to generate quick ball and apply a bit of pressure.

“We’ve got to be better and we will.”

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