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October 04, 2021

Warriors want to build on promising display

Posted by Editor on October 4, 2021 06:24 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

George Horne
Glasgow Warriors hit top form for the first 50 minutes of their 35-24 win over Sharks on Saturday but the last half-hour was a stop-start affair punctuated by some skills mistakes.

Scrum-half George Horne says that's something that will need to be addressed for the challenges that lie ahead.

Horne told The Herald: "We got into the flow of our attack a little bit better, put them under pressure when we got quick ball, and it was good to score a few tries back in front of our home fans.

"I think we mixed up our game really well. We were balanced. In our own half we had a bit of work to do from last week in in terms of getting clear from that area and we were much better at that this week.

"Then we came alive when we got into their half. It was pleasing to put a few phases together and put them under pressure when we got quick ball.

"We definitely got the flow much better in our attack, worked through the phases and recycled the ball well. When you play front-foot ball with tempo it's hard to stop.

"It is frustrating the game fizzled out during the last 25 minutes," he added. "They got a bit of confidence and a bit of territory, and we maybe rushed a couple of things and made some silly mistakes, so that is something to work on.

"It was something we spoke about after the game. It's all good and well playing well for 55 minutes but in the big games it's that last 20 minutes that counts, so we need to manage that better as a team."

Horne had particular words of praise for full-back Cole Forbes. The former New Zealand U20s cap had a strong end to last season and has picked up where he left off in this campaign, scoring two of his team's five tries on Saturday.

"Cole has been great since he arrived here," said Horne. "He's so dependable, a great defender, electric in attack and scored a couple of good tries. He's such a good player to have at the back. He fills everyone with confidence because you know if the high balls go up, he's going to take them. He's done really well and I'm really happy for him because he's such a good guy off the field as well."