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May 01, 2024

Warriors optimistic ahead of South Africa trip

Posted by Editor on May 1, 2024 08:24 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Gregor Hiddleston went over for two tries in Glasgow's 40-9 win over Zebre
Gregor Hiddleston says Glasgow Warriors will travel to South Africa optimistic they can get the road wins that will help secure a home advantage in the URC play-offs.

Hiddleston went over for two tries in Glasgow's 40-9 win over Zebre Parma in Italy on Saturday - a result that put Warriors top of the table.

With three games of the regular season to go, Glasgow are well positioned to seal a home quarter-final with a top-four finish, while a place in the top two would bring a potential home semi, and finishing in first place would ensure a home final should they get there.

However, Hiddleston isn't looking too far ahead as Warriors have a challenging couple of games ahead of them with long away trips to the Bulls and the Lions.

"We want to go to South Africa first and put on a show out there," Hiddleston told The Offside Line.

"It's going to be tough, the weather is going to be tough, but we can't feel sorry for ourselves. The coaches prepare us well and we've got real experience in this team. We just need to crack on and get out there.

"We've got to be optimistic," he added. "We've got great coaching staff, great players and real experience. We can go to South Africa, be optimistic, try to get some wins on the road and see where we go after that."

With George Turner and Johnny Matthews out injured, and Fraser Brown announcing his retirement, Hiddleston is set to figure prominently as Warriors head into the business end of the season.

"There's so much competition and that is healthy," he said.

"I'm competitive, I've always been brought up like that, so I would fight tooth and nail for a position.

"But I've got to be ready for whatever role I play, I've just got to do my best. It's good competition at Glasgow and I'm proud to be at the club."

Hiddleston paid tribute to Glasgow centurion and 61-time Scotland international Brown, who will hang up his boots this summer aged 34 following an injury-hit season.

"I grew up watching Fraser Brown so it's class having him about," Hiddleston said.

"Especially with our core skills like our scrum and line-out, he helps out a lot. He's someone whose got bags of experience, it'll be sad to see him go.

"I can't speak highly enough of him. He's a great throwing coach and I think he's got a lot of skill in that area, so I think he would be a great coach."