There were four games of Guinness PRO14 action on Friday night with Glasgow Warriors maintaining their perfect start, Ulster going top of Conference B and Edinburgh getting a crucial win.
What they said:
Glasgow Warriors boss Dave Rennie was pleased with his side’s attitude:
“We found a way to win. I thought the guys showed really good composure at the end to get the try.
“I thought we defended really well. We’re fit and we’ll be better for the experience of playing at altitude.”
Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson was impressed with his side’s second-half performance:
“I’ve got to credit the Dragons; first half we weren’t physically at the races – which is a bad thing to say for a derby – they were, forced a couple of turnovers and lit up for a couple of good tries.
“There was a little bit of a stern talking to at half-time from leaders and from coaches and we went out and played the best second half of rugby I’ve seen us play for a long time.
“A little bit of tempo in the game suits Cardiff Blues and we managed to get that going in the second half.”
Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss enjoyed Stockdale’s try:
“He’s [Stockdale] got the uncanny ability to beat a tackler and accelerate through gaps.
“Tonight you saw he used the deft pass and stayed alive again and read the play off Charles [Piutau].
“It was a brilliant piece of rugby. Charles was so smart in how he played with the space… it was a pretty special try.”
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill is targeting improvement despite the win:
“We’ll take the four points, that’s important. Disappointed with the performance.
“There’s parts of our game that are really good but we decide to concentrate when we’re in the hole rather than when we’re not.
“We’ve got some spirit and character in the team, we just need to be smarter.”
Top of the tweets
Outstanding shift from all the boys tonight, incredibly tough but great to dog out a win.. exciting challenge coming next week 👊🏼🏉🇿🇦
— Ali Price (@AlistairPrice) 6 October 2017
Piutau ➡️ Stockdale ➡️ Piutau ➡️ Stockdale 👏 https://t.co/kfRV8tLJOQ
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) 6 October 2017
— Ben Cairns (@benjcairns) 6 October 2017
Close but no cigar tonight, we’ll learn from it, and we’ll go again #ForzaZebre 🦄👊🏻
— Dave Sisi (@DavidSisi) 6 October 2017
Loved watching that! Well done @cardiff_blues boys! 😀🏉
— Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) 6 October 2017
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