Beware, Rennie is stepping onto Euro stage

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:03

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is about to unleash his considerable coaching skills on the European stage.

Just 153 days after Saracens lifted their second consecutive Champions Cup trophy in May, Europe's elite are ready to begin their pursuit of the continent's top prize for 2017/18.

And Rennie's campaign starts at Sandy Park Way, in Exeter, on Saturday - when they take on Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs.

Rennie, who only arrived at Glasgow Warriors in August after the conclusion of the Super Rugby season, has made an unbeaten start to his Pro14 career - six from six.

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However, the challenge become much tougher - with the Warriors set to face the English champions, who are second on the Premiership standings.

Apart from Exeter, Glasgow are drawn in the same Champions Cup group as Montpellier (the top 14 leaders, who just happen to have Aaron Cruden at flyhalf) and Leinster (winner of the European competitions three times).

"I think it's a fair thing to say, and if you've aspirations of winning things, you're going to have to play and beat the good sides," Rennie told The Sunday Times.

"I'm sure the guys will take confidence from getting through to the final eight last year.

"But we don't want to be satisfied with that, we've got to set higher goals.

"We realise the path is difficult, but often success is judged by how much silverware you have in the cupboard.

"What we know is that we have a good side, we've got good depth so we've got to be aspirational around trying to win the thing. If we don't, then it won't have been successful," he said.

Source: Sunday Times

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Sat, 24 February 2018
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Bath v Sale Sharks 14h30 Recreation Ground
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 Twickenham Stoop
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Sun, 25 February 2018
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
Fri, 02 March 2018
Blues v Chiefs 06h35 Eden Park
Reds v Brumbies 09h00 Suncorp Stadium
Kings v Dragons 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Edinburgh v Munster 19h35 Myreside
Cardiff Blues v Treviso 19h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Harlequins v Bath 19h45 Twickenham Stoop
Sat, 03 March 2018
Sunwolves v Rebels 22h00 Tokyo
Crusaders v Stormers 06h35 Christchurch
Sharks v Waratahs 13h05 Kings Park
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 24 February 2018
Lions v Jaguares 47 | 27
Waratahs v Stormers 34 | 27
Crusaders v Chiefs 45 | 23
Sunwolves v Brumbies 25 | 32
Fri, 23 February 2018
France v Italy 34 | 17
Leinster v Kings 64 | 7
Dragons v Edinburgh 12 | 25
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 21 | 10
Rebels v Reds 45 | 19
Highlanders v Blues 41 | 34
Mon, 19 February 2018
NWU-Pukke v UJ 18 | 15
Maties v CUT-Ixias 75 | 12
UCT-Ikeys v Shimlas 27 | 32
NMMU-Madibaz v Wits 29 | 32
Sun, 18 February 2018
Dragons v Treviso 15 | 18
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Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
La Rochelle 6 4 0 2 20
Wasps 6 3 0 3 17
Ulster 6 4 0 2 17
Harlequins 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Clermont Auvergne 6 5 0 1 22
Saracens 6 3 1 2 18
Ospreys 6 2 1 3 15
Northampton Saints 6 1 0 5 6
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 6 6 0 0 27
Exeter Chiefs 6 3 0 3 15
Montpellier 6 2 0 4 13
Glasgow Warriors 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Munster 6 4 1 1 21
Racing Metro 6 4 0 2 19
Castres 6 2 1 3 12
Leicester Tigers 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 6 4 0 2 21
Toulon 6 4 0 2 19
Bath 6 4 0 2 18
Treviso 6 0 0 5 4