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Warriors won't be distracted by European challenge, says Harley

Rob Harley is desperate to add European success to his Glasgow CV, but feels their Guinness PRO12 game against Cardiff is just as important as their deciding Champions Cup fixtures.

Warriors host the Blues on Saturday ahead of a European double header against Munster and Leicester, which will determine whether they reach the knockout stages for the first time.

But Harley is just as keen to ensure fifth-placed Warriors break into the top four of the PRO12 following four consecutive wins in all competitions.

The Scotland international, who made his 150th appearance for Warriors in the Hogmanay victory over Treviso, said: "There have been some great moments in my career at Glasgow and lots of fantastic achievements and that is a massive target for us especially as we haven't managed to progress through the group stages in Europe before. So it's a really important goal for the whole squad.

"It's just important that we keep winning games, there is a good mood among the whole squad, and if we can keep that feeling going, that's what we all want to have.

"We are a little bit outside the play-off spots just now so all these games take on a bit of added importance.

"It's a massive game for us as well and we're bringing quite good form from the last couple of games. We are back home in front of our fans at Scotstoun, but we know they will be massively up for it and it will be a huge challenge for us."

Glasgow will be without Brian Alainu'uese for their next three games after the second-row forward was suspended at a hearing on Wednesday night following a dangerous tackle against Treviso.


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