Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has pledged to “throw everything” at his side’s Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 finale at Sale Sharks next Saturday in a bid to qualify for the quarter-finals.
The Warriors lie second in the pool, 10 points behind winners Exeter Chiefs, after the teams’ dramatic 31-31 draw at Scotstoun in Round 5 at the weekend and Rennie admitted a last-eight spot was “unlikely now”.
“We’d need a couple of results to go our way,” he told the Exeter website. “Gloucester play Toulouse away, so there might be a bit of hope there. We’ll reassess and go down to Sale and throw everything at it.”
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The New Zealander, who takes charge of the Australian national side later this year, is approaching what could be his final Heineken Champions Cup game with Glasgow in a positive mood.
“We are rapt with the attitude,” he told the Warriors’ website after Saturday’s match. “We showed plenty of courage and heart out there, but obviously a draw is a disappointing result for us.
“They are an extremely strong side and they hit us around the fringes. We needed to defend better there.
“I thought we played well and created a lot of opportunities. We just needed the ball to sit up – four tries were left out there if the ball had sat up. That would have made a big difference.”