Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has criticised the refereeing that allowed La Rochelle’s loosehead ‘walk about’ in their Heineken Champions Cup win.


Rennie has urged Glasgow to back up their thrilling win over La Rochelle when they host the French outfit in next Saturday’s Scotstoun return.

Warriors gave their bid to reach the Heineken Champions Cup knockout rounds a massive boost as they eventually came out on top following a rollercoaster clash at Stade Marcel Deflandre, edging past the Top 14 side 27-24.

There was drama at the end as Rennie’s team lost a late scrum and were forced to cling on for victory but the head coach was relieved to see his side claim four crucial points.

Now he wants to see a repeat of that outcome back in Glasgow.

He said: “We lacked a little bit of discipline late in the game. We had the dominant scrums until their loosehead was allowed to stand up and walk about and all of a sudden, we’re getting penalised.

“Regardless of that, a massive amount of character from the boys. It was an arm wrestle and we’re happy to get the result.


“It’s important to get four points away from home and next week is massive again.”

Press Association

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