Glasgow Warriors vow to make amends in 1872 return

Glasgow will return to training this week fuelled by a desire to make amends for their painful defeat in the first leg of the 1872 Cup on Sunday.

Disappointment for Glasgow Warriors at full time. Picture: SNS
Disappointment for Glasgow Warriors at full time. Picture: SNS

The Guinness Pro12 champions were overpowered 23-11 by a fired-up Edinburgh side in front of a record crowd of 23,642 and have been stung by the prospect of losing the trophy to their inter-city rivals for a second successive year ahead of the return at Scotstoun on Saturday.

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Centre Peter Horne, who stood in as captain at the weekend after Jonny Gray failed the final segment of concussion testing, said: “A week’s a long time and we’ll certainly be working hard. It’ll be a big week for us and I’d like to think that if we can match them a bit more physically and get into our patterns I think we can certainly cause them issues.

“It’s a big ask but it’s a challenge we’ll be looking forward to.”

Hooker Fraser Brown, meanwhile, doesn’t think the 12-point deficit in the battle for the cup will prove a distraction. “No, it’s the same as you approach any game if you’re looking for four points then the bonus point,” he said. “You win the game first, then if you’re in a position to push for it that’s what you do.”