Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie believes the Scottish side are “still in the race” for a quarter-final place in the Heineken Champions Cup with two rounds of the pool stage to go. 

The Warriors lie second in Pool 3 behind Saracens, after completing back-to-back victories over French team Lyon, including a 21-10 win at Scotstoun Stadium last Saturday. 

“We knew it was going to be tricky,” Rennie told the Warriors’ website. “We got off to a good start, but it was clearly tough for both sides. 

“If you’d seen the changing room at half-time, you’d have seen all sorts of things going on as the boys tried to keep warm. It was a challenge, but it’s a winter sport so you just get on with it. 

“Lyon gave us a really good test – we had to really make sure we put them away in that second half.” 

Glasgow were unable to claim a try bonus point last weekend, but they are well placed for one of the best runners-up spots with their tally of 14 points. 

“There were a lot of handling errors and we were nowhere near as clinical as we’d like to have been,” Rennie added. “We got the win, though, and we’re still in the race. 

“Our focus is winning against Cardiff. If we do that, we’ll be on 18 points, or 19 if we get the bonus point, which would give us a real chance.” 

The Warriors’ game against Cardiff Blues is at Scotstoun on January 13 and they end their pool fixtures at Saracens on January 19.