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April 16, 2024

Warriors want to secure home comforts

Posted by Editor on April 16, 2024 07:41 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Peter Murchie says Warriors must be at their best to keep a home play-off in their control
Peter Murchie says Warriors must use the disappointment of their European exit as motivation to secure home advantage for the knock-out stages of the URC.

Glasgow lost their Champions Cup quarter-final away to Harlequins last time out, but return to URC action on Friday when South African side Sharks call in at Scotstoun.

Warriors currently sit second in the league table, with the top four sides guaranteed a home quarter-final, and the top two a home semi-final, should they progress.

Speaking to the BBC Scotland website, Murchie said: "We were away from home [in Europe] for a reason. There's always things to learn from every situation. We could and should have had a home tie if we'd done things differently but we didn't. Coulda, woulda, shoulda, almost. If we want to keep it in our control then we'll need to take care of our own business."

The Sharks have put their early season form behind them to record four wins in a row - including two victories over Edinburgh - and Murchie accepts his side now need to sharpen up to maintain control of their own destiny.

"We want everything to be firing. We want to take our opportunities in attack. They're big men, big units who are very physical and they've got a lot of x-factor within that.

"Defensively, you've got to be on it for 80 minutes because if you clock off, they've got individuals who can hurt you from anywhere. We need to stay on it and make sure we nullify them and get the ball back."