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September 11, 2003

Glasgow boys will support Rory

Posted by Editor on September 11, 2003 07:49 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Sean Lineen wants Rory Kerr to bounce back from his World Cup disappointment by playing a blinder against Ulster tomorrow night.
Sean Lineen has urged Rory Kerr to bounce back from his shock Rugby World Cup snub by turning on the style against Ulster.

Sean reckons the Rory has the chance to prove Geech wrong in his side's Celtic League clash with Ulster tomorrow night. "He is pretty dejected and angry that he is not going to be involved in the World Cup and that is understandable," Lineen revealed after the squad arrived in Belfast.

"We'll see what frame of mind he's in. But it is down to him to get back on the horse. He has come off it and this will really test his mettle. But with the way we are playing, he has got a good chance to get the ball in his hands and show exactly what he is capable of.

"He played well for us at full-back in our victory over Cardiff last week. He was very busy and did a lot of good stuff and really got involved.

"I am disappointed for Rory. I would have thought the hard grounds Scotland are going to be playing on in Australia would have been perfect for him. However, the team, too, has to get behind him and help him get through this. He has suffered a few setbacks in the last couple of years and needs their support."

The Glasgow coaching team feel tomorrow's game will be a tougher outing than the opener at Hughenden last Friday. Sean stressed: "The boys were very disciplined against Cardiff and did well. But we saw tapes of Ulster's game last week against the Ospreys and know they are a difficult proposition."

Ulster will be without their five Irish World Cup players for Friday's game. Scrum-half Neil Doak, lock Gary Longwell, fly-half David Humphreys, centre Jonny Bell and prop Simon Best are all unavailable.

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