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Ulster v Glasgow: Scots won't ease off gas, says Dave Rennie


By Jonathan Bradley

On the face of it, Glasgow have little to play for but pride when they take the field at Kingspan Stadium tonight (6.05pm kick-off) but head coach Dave Rennie has assured fans of their Scottish rivals Edinburgh that his side will be giving their all against Ulster.

The Warriors are in Belfast to fulfil a fixture rearranged after February snow rendered the original date impossible and have since built themselves an unassailable lead at the top of Conference A.

Already guaranteed a home semi-final the weekend of May 19, today's game could be said to have greater bearing on Edinburgh's season than their own, given that anything less than a bonus-point win for Ulster will confirm Richard Cockerill's men their place in the all-important top three of Conference B.

With their next meaningful game a month from now, Rennie, though, will be looking to build some momentum and ensure his troops are not caught cold in the last four.

"We are delighted to have confirmed a home semi-final berth and see the next couple of weeks as a chance to build momentum against tough away opponents," he said. "Ulster still have a chance to qualify for the final series and Europe so they have plenty to play for.

"They lead the competition in line-breaks so keeping players like Jacob Stockdale and Charles Piutau quiet will be crucial."

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