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Hanks left to rue costly defeat

Wasps coach Tony Hanks was left "supremely disappointed" after watching his side turn in a poor performance in the 20-10 Heineken Cup defeat in Glasgow.

Wasps' chances of advancing to the quarter-finals of the competition are now hanging by a thread as they trail Pool Six leaders and holders Toulouse by six points after failing to take a bonus point against Glasgow.

Wasps face Toulouse at home next Sunday and Hanks knows it is a tall order to qualify, saying: "We've made it very difficult to get through; we're most likely going to have to rely on other results. We've let down the fans that came up to Glasgow. There's a good crowd coming to next week's match, at the minimum we have to respond for them."

He added: "I've said to the players that we can't sit around sulking, we have to front up next week."

Glasgow's success came at the end of a testing period where they had an extended visit to Toulouse because of travel difficulties caused by bad weather, followed by an away game at Munster.

Coach Sean Lineen said: "It's been a challenging month and a bit. You can feel sorry for yourself or make something happen - the Glasgow players chose the latter. The players kept the faith and got their reward."

He added: "That platform allowed scrum-half Colin Gregor (Glasgow's try-scorer) to get better and better."


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