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Lineen looks forward to tough group

Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen admits his side face a tough challenge in this year's Heineken Cup.

The draw saw Warriors placed alongside 2010/11 champions Leinster, Aviva Premiership veterans Bath and French side Montpellier.

Lineen said: "We have three challenging teams in this draw but the boys are excited because these are three good sides to measure yourself against."

He added: "Leinster are the current holders of the Heineken Cup and bring an all encompassing physicality to the competition, Montpellier are a great team who really like to play rugby and Bath have quality players right through their team.

"We are up against three giants of the game really, but we want to play against the best and get three home wins first and foremost."

Warriors captain Al Kellock said: "I think the draw is great. The best thing about the Heineken Cup is that you get to face teams you wouldn't usually play.

"I have never played Montpellier before so I'm really looking forward to that one.

"We are striving for a quarter-final place this year. It isn't going to be any easier than previous years but we will simply look to get off to a good start.

"This is a draw fans should be delighted with because the best players in the world will be coming to Firhill."


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