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Glasgow Warriors coach reflects on another narrow defeat in the Heineken Cup

Last updated: 16th December 2012  

Glasgow Warriors coach reflects on another narrow defeat in the Heineken Cup

Gregor Townsend: Frustrated by third narrow defeat

We have had two close games against Castres and we need to put those nearly wins into victories.

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Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend reflected on what might have been after his side's 10-8 Heineken Cup defeat at Castres.

Ruaridh Jackson was the width of the upright away from snatching victory for the Warriors with a last-gasp penalty.

Townsend's side looked on course for their first win in Pool Four after leading 8-3 at the break, but they again failed to hold onto their advantage for the third time in the competition.

"We have been very competitive in every game and were 15-0 up at Northampton and we were in the game against Ulster," Townsend said.

"We have had two close games against Castres and we need to put those nearly wins into victories.

"We expected a tough match. Castres are fourth in the French league and have an excellent home record and I think that is seven wins in a row they have put together.

"We knew how hard it would be but we believed in the team we had and we put them under pressure. For large parts of the game we took the game to Castres.

"In the second half we struggled to get the same amount of possession from line outs. I was really proud of the players for their effort and ambition and we moved the ball really well. We looked dangerous."

"Our scrum came under pressure, especially when we went down to 14 men. At the end of the day what killed us was two yellow cards."

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