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Townsend encourages further support

Gregor Townsend has urged Glasgow Warriors fans to turn up and get behind his side as they strive for a landmark victory at home to Dragons on Friday.

The Warriors are seeking a sixth straight RaboDirect PRO12 win against the men from Newport, a result which would establish a new club record for the most consecutive tournament victories in a single season.

For the first time this season, Glasgow's game is not being shown live on television which has led to head coach Townsend's rallying call to the supporters to continue the "fantastic backing" provided in the first four games at Scotstoun.

The head coach told "The players and coaches have all been really impressed with the support we've received from the crowd so far this season.

"To sell out the Ulster game a fortnight ago, the first time we've done that for a match outside the derby against Edinburgh, was a tremendous effort from the fans, and we need them with us again this week.

"The players have done very well to put together some positive results in the RaboDirect PRO12, and we now have the opportunity to continue that run in back-to-back home games against Dragons and Leinster.

"It's vital that we maintain the momentum we've established, but we know that the Dragons game is another massive test.

"Matches between these teams have tended to be very tight and hard fought over the seasons, and it's in that sort of close contest where having a great home crowd at your back can really make a difference."


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