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Townsend rues Glasgow display

January 03, 2015 14:38:09 UK

Head coach Gregor Townsend has admitted his Glasgow side must work hard to get back to their best following their 20-8 defeat to Edinburgh in the Guinness Pro12 on Friday night.

The Warriors had beaten their rivals at Scotstoun last week 16-6 to take a 10-point advantage into the return leg of the 1872 Cup at Murrayfield but a stunning display from the capital outfit meant the host took the title with a 26-24 aggregate win.

Two tries from Scotland winger Tim Visser and the boot of scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne were enough to give Edinburgh the win, in a game that will have deeply intrigued national head coach Vern Cotter.

As for Townsend he was left ruing a shocking first half for the Warriors and knows they must make progress if they want to win any silverware this season.

“Not good enough to win the game, not good enough to retain the 1872 Cup.

“Edinburgh were the better team, edged us in a number of areas.

“We started the second half better, but we were way off our best.

“It was a frustrating last 30 minutes of the game for everybody except Edinburgh supporters.”

The Warriors are 67.00 to win the European Champions Cup this season.

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