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'Dave Rennie has fully embraced Glasgow... he could be here for a long time yet'

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach John Dalziel insists Dave Rennie is fully focused on his Scotstoun role despite speculation linking him with the Australia job.

Warriors head coach Rennie is reportedly a leading contender to succeed Michael Cheika with the Wallabies after impressing in Glasgow since replacing Gregor Townsend in 2017.

Australia were knocked out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage by England on Saturday but New Zealand-born Rennie, who coached the Chiefs from 2012 to 2017, is under contract at Scotstoun until the end of the season.

Dalziel hopes he will remain at the club for a long time to come. He said: “There is a lot of speculation about a lot of coaches all over.

“I just know we’re pretty focused on the job Dave has done here at Glasgow Warriors and we know that he’s fully committed here until the end of the season at least and possibly beyond.

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“It’s credit to Dave and his coaching history that he would be linked to these jobs. He is a very, very highly respected coach all around the world and you can see the effect he has had on Glasgow and we all hope that will continue.

“There is a lot of speculation and that’s all it is at the moment. I know from working with Dave every day that he’s fully focused on the job in hand.

“I have probably never seen him work harder than he has in the last couple of weeks, looking at making sure Glasgow are prepared well for the coming weeks because we still have a lot of players missing over the next two, three weeks.

“He has fully embraced this area. He really enjoys Glasgow and Scotland. I think he could be here for a long time yet.”

– Press Association

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'Dave Rennie has fully embraced Glasgow... he could be here for a long time yet'