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Glasgow 23-22 Edinburgh: Warriors can use win as ‘springboard’, says head coach Wilson

2021-01-17 09:00:18

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The win in opposition to Edinburgh was solely Glasgow’s third Pro14 victory of the season

Glasgow Warriors can use their thrilling victory in opposition to Edinburgh as a “springboard” throughout a troublesome season, says head coach Danny Wilson.

The 23-22 win at Scotstoun was solely Glasgow’s third Pro14 victory.

Eroni Sau’s last-minute strive gave Edinburgh the possibility to grab the win, however Jaco van der Walt’s missed conversion meant Glasgow held on.

“We have got to make use of this to springboard us on now for the remainder of the season,” Wilson stated.

“Clearly numerous our boys will transfer on to worldwide rugby and we want them the most effective of luck with Scotland.

“Subsequently we’ll have one other massive change and completely different group, however the win was essential and hopefully it provides the boys a little bit of reward for all their arduous work lately.”

With the Pro14 solely arranging fixtures in blocks amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Glasgow are with no recreation for 2 weeks.

Wilson advised BBC Scotland he would favor to have a recreation subsequent week to construct momentum, however feels his facet can use the day off to strengthen their cohesion on the coaching floor.

“At first of the season we had three or 4 weeks with this group, and took the Scarlets aside in my view and will’ve scored much more factors,” the Glasgow coach added.

“Once more, right here we have had three or 4 weeks collectively and slowly constructed to a win.

“That tells me if we get extra time collectively as a gaggle to construct and construct, our performances will get higher and higher, though we have gamers lacking.”

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill praised his facet’s efforts however bemoaned small moments slipping away.

His facet sit second backside of Pro14 Convention B with simply three wins, and face Zebre and Dragons of their subsequent two matches.

“Glasgow are a superb facet, they have some good gamers and there is not any disgrace in getting overwhelmed by them,” he stated.

“We have got to go to Zebre and get the factors subsequent week. We have got to play everybody in our Convention once more and we’ll be going to the very finish and making an attempt to compete as many factors as we will.

“It has been a really disjointed season for all kinds of causes, clearly Covid is an enormous one, however shedding all our gamers for eight weeks [during the autumn international window], and making an attempt to handle that, and it appears to be like as if we’re more likely to lose all of them once more for one more eight weeks [the Six Nations].”

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