Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Richie makes it a Gray day for Bath

Richie Gray

Richie Gray was thrilled to score the match-winning try in Glasgow's Heineken Cup Pool Three 26-21 defeat of Bath at the end of a week in which he announced he is to leave the Warriors.

The Scotland second row will join Sale Sharks at the end of the season, but demonstrated his commitment to the Warriors' cause with the score which sent Glasgow to the top of the table ahead of next week's trip to Dublin, where defending champions Leinster lie in wait.

Gray said: "Duncan (Weir) went for the drop goal, I saw there was a touch on it and it was the bounce of a rugby ball - right place at the right time. The main focus was to give everything in a Warriors shirt while I'm still here. That is the focus for me and that's the way I'll always be."

Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: "I'm delighted for Richie, a great try.

"The drop goal was quite far away and it was a fortuitous bounce but I think Bath had been offside about four phases in a row and they got away with murder there.

"The guys never gave up. There was a real desire there."

Bath must now bounce back when they meet Montpellier at the Rec next weekend. Backs and defence coach Brad Davis said: "We're bitterly disappointed to lose it at the death.

"After applying a fair bit of pressure, 15, 20 minutes without coming away with a score, we got a tad frustrated and started to try and force things.

"There were a few unforced errors that crept into our game and we probably let Glasgow off the hook a little bit.

"But you don't have too much time in this competition to feel sorry for yourselves. You've got to pick yourselves up and move on. We're going to have to step it up."

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