The big guns returned from international duty in the Guinness PRO14 last night as Round Ten kicked off in style.
Perhaps inspired by a fantastic autumn for the national side, there were wins for both Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby, whilst Ulster Rugby and Dragons played out a cracker.
What they said
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill commented:
“We started very well, but they are a dangerous team, and if you give them opportunities by being inaccurate, then they will take them.
“Kings stayed with us, but with the internationals back in and the bench being strong, we played with good tempo and a good attitude.
“We felt last week against the Cheetahs that the score didn’t reflect how good we played, so I’m pleased tonight.”
Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman was full of praise for Gavin Henson:
“Gavin was great tonight. He showed even with kicking the conversion from the touchline, that doesn’t happen by accident, he practices pretty hard at it and I thought he was more confrontational and aggressive.
“Gavin is a great professional, on and off the field he has been a really good influence. He coaches a lot of the players and is the ultimate pro.
“Tonight he played a part in helping us get three points and nearly winning the game.”
Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie is still looking for improvements:
“It was foot-on-the-throat stuff – a couple of late tries, and it was probably more of an indication of the dominance we had.
“We lacked a little bit of urgency, and maybe, with Cardiff’s red card, at the back of some of the guys’ minds they thought it might come a bit easier.”
Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson said:
“We can build on that platform of effort. We have had a good run of results, six of the last eight in the league and Europe.
“We go back into Europe next week and if our effort and commitment is to that level week in, week out then we will pick up more wins than losses.”
Top of the tweets
— Dragons Rugby (@dragonsrugby) December 1, 2017
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— Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (@Hidalgoclyne) December 1, 2017
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