Glasgow'S Heineken Cup Target

Glasgow Rugby are still in the hunt for a Heineken Cup quarter-final place. David Jordan, Glasgow's Chief Executive, insists that his team are not out of the running even though they have gleaned only one win and a draw from their four cup matches so far."We could finish level with Montferrand if we win our two remaining pool games," the chief executive said. "If that happens, the deciding factor would be the two results between us and the French club. We would have won one of those two games and drawn the other. So we would thus finish ahead of Montferrand."Glasgow drew 19-all with Montferrand at Hughenden in their opening Heineken Cup match in October. It was a match with a controversial ending, the Frenchmen hoisting blockers between the goalposts to prevent what would have been James McLaren's winning penalty goal from halfway in the dying seconds. Ironically, following a recent ruling by the International Rugby Board, that tactic will be illegal by the time Glasgow and Montferrand met in the return match in January.After that draw Glasgow lost away matches against Northampton and Cardiff. But they recovered in style with a heartening revenge victory against Cardiff by 47-32 at Hughenden only six days after their defeat in Wales.Glasgow's remaining Heineken Cup pool matches are against Northampton at Hughenden on Friday 4 January and then Montferrand in Clermont-Ferrand eight days later. But even if Glasgow were to win those two games they would not necessarily qualify for the last eight. They would need help from Cardiff and Northampton."We know we can't do it on our results alone," David Jordan added. "Cardiff have to beat Montferrand for us to have any hope. Even then, Cardiff would have to lose at Northampton.'that Cardiff v Montferrand match will be played at the Arms Park on Saturday 5 January, the day after Glasgow's Hughenden game against Northampton. Home wins in those two games would set up Glasgow's visit to France and Cardiff's Northampton game as the qualifying deciders.Before then, however, Glasgow have a Celtic League quarter-final to attend to, with their visit to Galway to play against Connacht on Saturday [1 December]. If Glasgow win that game they will travel again the next weekend for a semi-final against either Leinster or Newport. The final will be played the following Saturday [15 December].In addition to their cup campaigns, Glasgow are Welsh/Scottish League leaders.Glasgow Rugby are still in the hunt for a Heineken Cup quarter-final place. David Jordan, Glasgow's Chief Executive, insists that his team are not out of the running even though they have gleaned only one win and a draw from their four cup matches so far."We could finish level with Montferrand if we win our two remaining pool games," the chief executive said. "If that happens, the deciding factor would be the two results between us and the French club. We would have won one of those two games and drawn the other. So we would thus finish ahead of Montferrand."Glasgow drew 19-all with Montferrand at Hughenden in their opening Heineken Cup match in October. It was a match with a controversial ending, the Frenchmen hoisting blockers between the goalposts to prevent what would have been James McLaren's winning penalty goal from halfway in the dying seconds. Ironically, following a recent ruling by the International Rugby Board, that tactic will be illegal by the time Glasgow and Montferrand met in the return match in January.After that draw Glasgow lost away matches against Northampton and Cardiff. But they recovered in style with a heartening revenge victory against Cardiff by 47-32 at Hughenden only six days after their defeat in Wales.Glasgow's remaining Heineken Cup pool matches are against Northampton at Hughenden on Friday 4 January and then Montferrand in Clermont-Ferrand eight days later. But even if Glasgow were to win those two games they would not necessarily qualify for the last eight. They would need help from Cardiff and Northampton."We know we can't do it on our results alone," David Jordan added. "Cardiff have to beat Montferrand for us to have any hope. Even then, Cardiff would have to lose at Northampton.'that Cardiff v Montferrand match will be played at the Arms Park on Saturday 5 January, the day after Glasgow's Hughenden game against Northampton. Home wins in those two games would set up Glasgow's visit to France and Cardiff's Northampton game as the qualifying deciders.Before then, however, Glasgow have a Celtic League quarter-final to attend to, with their visit to Galway to play against Connacht on Saturday [1 December]. If Glasgow win that game they will travel again the next weekend for a semi-final against either Leinster or Newport. The final will be played the following Saturday [15 December].In addition to their cup campaigns, Glasgow are Welsh/Scottish League leaders.