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November 27, 2023

Sean Kennedy making the most of his opportunity

Posted by Editor on November 27, 2023 12:19 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Sean Kennedy has impressed in recent games
With three international scrum-halves at Glasgow, opportunities for Sean Kennedy to show what he can do have been limited, but he made the most of a rare start on Saturday night to play a key role in the 33-20 victory over Ulster at Scotstoun.

It was his Kennedy's first start for the club since 21 March 2021 and he marked the occasion with Glasgow's first try as they fought back from 14-0. In fact, Kennedy was many observers player-of-the-match in an impressive personal performance.

"I definitely did enjoy that," Kennedy told The Scotsman. "I've not played many games this season, or last year, or the year before that, or the year before that!"

Glasgow's scrum-half stocks have taken a hit over recent weeks. Ali Price departed on loan to Edinburgh, while both Jamie Dobie and George Horne are injured. Kennedy is realistic about his place in the queue and is content to wait for his chance.

"I don't find it too hard," he said. "I know the situation, especially before Ali left, with the quality of the nines here. I'm pretty realistic around where I am compared to those boys. I just said to Franco that if he needs me, I'll be ready. That's my role in this team. If I can help those boys, helping prep the team to win games, I'm still doing my job.

"I'm pretty lucky to be playing rugby for a living - I'm well aware of that as well, especially at my age. I don't want to take it for granted, and I also need to pay my bills and my mortgage! So I don't find it too hard to stay motivated."

At 32, Kennedy feels he's still learning under the coach and intends to make the most of the opportunities that come his way.

"I have loads of mates who have retired because they were in a similar situation to me or just got fed up of rugby. Almost all of them tell me to do it as long as I can, because they're maybe finding what they do now really hard or not enjoying it. Those are real jobs. Rugby is not a real job to me. I get paid to go in the gym, stay fit, run about and see my mates. I will never take that for granted."