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January 02, 2018

Warriors strengthen PRO14 position

Posted by Editor on January 2, 2018 01:50 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Zander Fagerson says Glasgow's scrum has been improving
Saturday's win over Edinburgh strengthened Glasgow's position at the top of PRO14 Confernce A with the Scotstoun men one 15 points ahead of nearest rivals Munster.

Warriors face a trip to Italy to face Zebre next weekend before Champions Cup fixtures against Leinster and Exeter. With Glasgow's European hopes already over head coach Dave Rennie may opt to rest members of his playing squad.

One of those who may not be involved against Zebre is Zander Fagerson. The young prop won man of the match honours in the second leg of the 1872 Cup but will be handled with care with the Six Nations only a month away and the business end of the PRO14 season approaching.

"I feel my form has been alright, I've not been 100% for a few of the games but I was pretty happy on Saturday," said Fagerson. "My niggles are away so I was pretty chuffed. I got my hands on the ball so felt it went ok.

"We've got pride to play for in Europe and we'll never lie down. I guess a few other guys will get opportunities, but we're not here to lie down, we're still here to get wins. There are a few exciting weeks coming up leading into a busy part of the season."

The gradual improvement in the scrum has been a key for Glasgow, continued the 21-year-old.

"Jamie Bhatti has been playing great recently, so has Fraser Brown and we have been building," he said. "The scrum wasn't where it should have been at the start of the season, but we have built on it and we're pretty chuffed with it now.

"At Murrayfield we didn't get the rewards we wanted (at the scrum) and let the ref take it into his hands. This week we decided to do it ourselves."