Dragons draw 'frustrating' - Rennie

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie refused to use his missing internationals as an excuse in a ‘frustrating’ draw against the Dragons.

Warriors had several opportunities to score the tries that would have won the game but often decision making and precision in the opposition 22 let them down and Rennie admits his side should have come away with more than the two points.

He said: “It’s frustrating, I know we’ve got a lot of players missing but we just didn’t control the game well enough.

“We turned the ball over at key times, especially going round the edge our big men got isolated. It’s a game that got away."

Sometimes we were slow to support and sometimes we tipped the ball on when the better option was to be direct and carry and look after it.

We were setting up for a drop goal at the end there so to pass out to an isolated forward was not the best option. We’ll need to look at some of our decision making.”

Warriors shipped ten points just before the break and then couldn’t penetrate the Dragons defensive line in a scoreless second half.

Rennie said: “The frustrating thing about it is that we did pretty well to get up to 15-5 and split the defence again and if we pass we score and then maybe it’s a different ball game.

“We then got a bit loose, played a lot of the game in the middle third and didn’t use the opportunity to get in behind them. Obviously their ten points right on half time had an effect on the final result.”

Next up for the Warriors are the Cheetahs at Scotstoun and the Head Coach admitted his side will need to play better to get a result against the South Africans.

He said: “We’re going to have to be a lot better. They’re a very good side and obviously they’re not affected by the 6 Nations and aren’t losing any internationals.

“We’ve played them before, they’re a big side with an excellent pack and set piece. They drive well and have then have lightning quick guys outside so we can’t afford to make errors against them.”