Coaches Pleased With Practice Venture

Glasgow Warriors played a training-cum-practice match against Ayr at Millbrae this evening. The professional team won by eight tries to two, but the value of the game was not the result but what both clubs gleaned from it. Both coaches were agreed on that.a??We gained a lot from it,a?? Hugh Campbell, Glasgowa?'s head coach, commented. a??We appreciated the way the Ayr guys fronted up so well.a??Campbella?'s one point of concern tonight was a knee injury to Sam Pinder early in the match. Graham Calder, the Currie scrum half, had to take over for the Warriors for the remainder of the game. But Campbell was pleased with the former Dalziel playera?'s contribution. a??He fitted in very well considering he had met up with the team only tonight,a?? the coach remarked.a??The next step for us is the Rotherham match on Saturday. But we will need to step up a couple of gears,a?? Campbell observed. That game against the English National League One club will be played at Hughenden with a 2.30pm kick-off.Craig Redpath, Ayra?'s coach, was equally enthusiastic about the eveninga?'s exercise. a??It was great for our guys,a?? he commented. a??It showed up the level our players have to get to. We need to have more of these occasions.a??Redpath, commenting on the crowd drawn to the match, also saw an awareness benefit in even a practice contest between a professional team and a Premier One club. a??It was very good, too, for the public to see the difference,a?? he pointed out.Glasgow Warriors played a training-cum-practice match against Ayr at Millbrae this evening. The professional team won by eight tries to two, but the value of the game was not the result but what both clubs gleaned from it. Both coaches were agreed on that.a??We gained a lot from it,a?? Hugh Campbell, Glasgowa?'s head coach, commented. a??We appreciated the way the Ayr guys fronted up so well.a??Campbella?'s one point of concern tonight was a knee injury to Sam Pinder early in the match. Graham Calder, the Currie scrum half, had to take over for the Warriors for the remainder of the game. But Campbell was pleased with the former Dalziel playera?'s contribution. a??He fitted in very well considering he had met up with the team only tonight,a?? the coach remarked.a??The next step for us is the Rotherham match on Saturday. But we will need to step up a couple of gears,a?? Campbell observed. That game against the English National League One club will be played at Hughenden with a 2.30pm kick-off.Craig Redpath, Ayra?'s coach, was equally enthusiastic about the eveninga?'s exercise. a??It was great for our guys,a?? he commented. a??It showed up the level our players have to get to. We need to have more of these occasions.a??Redpath, commenting on the crowd drawn to the match, also saw an awareness benefit in even a practice contest between a professional team and a Premier One club. a??It was very good, too, for the public to see the difference,a?? he pointed out.