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January 01, 2020

Warriors have little room for error

Posted by Editor on January 1, 2020 10:55 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Aki Seiuli's form has been one positive from a disappointing start to the season
Warriors travel to Italy to take on Benetton Trevino knowing a win is vital to boost hopes of a PRO14 play-off spot.

Warriors' fifth league defeat of the season against Edinburgh last weekend saw them start 2020 in fourth place in their conference. A run of wins and some kind results elsewhere would be very welcome and Aki Seiuli says he and his teammates are positive about the task that lies ahead.

Speaking ahead of the trip to Italy, Seuili said: "It would have been good to have got the win against Edinburgh but we know that each game is going to be crucial for us so I guess that as a team, we've just got to take it step by step and focus on what we can get better on and control the controllables.

"We've just got to take it week by week and focus on this weekend coming up. I guess it's challenging but the boys will look forward to that challenge and I'm sure we'll step up to the challenge."

Unforced errors and an inability to take their chances when they arose has cost Glasgow dear this season improvement in crucial areas has to be made.

"Being clinical in crucial moments," said Seiuli, when asked what his side must improve upon.

"There was some harsh decisions (in Edinburgh game) and so I think we need to be better with our discipline and executing our game plan."

Warriors' early season form has ensured that Seiuli has not has an easy ride to the start of his career at Scotstoun, after signing for Glasgow last summer from Super Rugby side, Highlanders.

The style of play is quite different from what he is used to, but the New Zealander has impressed in the short time he's been at Scotstoun.

"There's a lot of set pieces (here), back home, we love our set piece but we look to get the ball out quick and play some fast, running rugby," he said.

"I like to play fast and have the ball in hand.

"It's a challenge getting my set piece up to pace so I have found it challenging but I'm enjoying it and I'm getting better week by week."