herald

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Glasgow believe they are still on an upward curve

HELD: Jack Conan of Leinster is tackled by Pete Horne and Tom Gordon of Glasgow. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
HELD: Jack Conan of Leinster is tackled by Pete Horne and Tom Gordon of Glasgow. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Peter Horne believes the good times are returning for Glasgow as they circle back into the kind of form that saw them claim silverware in 2015.

Warriors came up short on Saturday as Leo Cullen's relentless Leinster's bludgeoned their way to an 18-15 victory in the Guinness PRO14 final.

It was more disappointment for Dave Rennie's squad, who lost out to Scarlets in the semi-finals at the end of the Kiwi's first campaign in charge 12 months ago. Horne has been on this roller-coaster ride before under former coach Gregor Townsend.

Then Warriors lost a couple of semi-finals to Leinster before going down to the Dubliners again in the 2014 final - only to finally hit the heights the following year as they beat Munster for their first PRO12 title.

Now Scotland centre Horne is keeping his fingers crossed that history will repeat itself next year.

"It's gutting, it just feels like another one that got away," he said after Warriors' defeat at Celtic Park.

"We only lost by three, even though we weren't at our best and that shows we're a different side to where we were 12 months ago, even two months ago.

"In big games we've maybe flopped a wee bit in the past. We got pumped off Scarlets this time last year, we got hosed off Saracens in a big Champions Cup game this season.

"Even though we weren't playing well, we showed a bit of steel and made it difficult for them.

"Under Gregor, we made a semi, got beat by Leinster, made the final the next year and lost that, and it made it all the sweeter when we did get there and win it.

"Hopefully next year we can come good."

Promoted articles

Entertainment News