Paris match for Warriors

By CALLUM KERR

GLASGOW WARRIORS return to Champions Cup action this weekend with an away trip to Paris to face last year’s runners-up Racing 92.

Both teams met in the same stage of the tournament last year, being drawn into pool C.

It was Racing who triumphed in Paris, securing a 34-10 win over the Warriors.

The return leg fell in favour of the Scots. Playing to a near 10,000 crowd at Rugby Park, the French side experienced their first European defeat of the season as Glasgow surged to a 22-5 win.

Racing’s 2016 Champions Cup campaign has had a bumpy start. Their opener against Leicester Tigers ended in disappointing defeat, with their second matchup against Munster being postponed.

On the flip side Warriors put 42 points past Tigers on their way to a win at Scotstoun Stadium on opening day – resulting in Leicester’s biggest ever loss in Europe.

Glasgow’s second game was a disappointing defeat to 14-man Munster at Thomond Park.

Glasgow go into the game on the back of a three game losing streak in the GUINNESS PRO 12, the most consecutive defeats ever under Gregor Townsend.

Townsend remains positive however, and knows just how big the task at hand is in Paris:

“We know we have to be better… They’re one of the top teams in Europe, and will pose a different challenge than were used to. We need to get our training right.

“The players have trained really well recently, so we just need to make sure we set up the right circumstances to allow them to play with aggression and ambition”.

The game kicks off at 4.15pm on December 10 and is live on BT Sport.

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