Gregor Townsend defends Glasgow's discipline after red card

Glasgow Warriors'¨ coach Gregor'¨ Townsend claimed 'discipline is not an issue' despite debutant Langilangi Haupeakui being sent off for two yellow cards in the 31-14 win over Treviso at Scotsoun last night which put his side top of the Pro12.

Glasgow's Langilangi Haupeakui tussles with Treviso's Luca Bigi after the Warriors player was shown a red card. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Townsend said Glasgow have the lowest penalty count of any team in the Pro12 and felt Haupeakui’s first yellow was unjust.

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“Langi’s first was a clear tackle. He goes low and puts his arms around, so why that wasn’t checked by the TMO for such an important decision ... The final one, I understand what the referee is thinking. It was a big impact and he wasn’t able to get his arms around but obviously it is a disappointing debut for Langi, who was trying to get involved in attack and defence.”