Glasgow Have Euro-Vision

With Glasgow Warriors' Hefin O'Hare and Dan Parks sitting at the top of the tries and conversions charts in the European Challenge Cup, The Warriors are looking ahead to their Euro clash against Narbonne this Friday night at Hughenden a?" a must win match if the Glaswegians are to progress onto the quarter-finals stage of the competition.With a comprehensive win over Italian side Parma and a losing bonus points against Guinness Premiership side Saracens, Warriors coach Sean Lineen knows that theya?"re likely to need back-to-back wins over Narbonne, first at Hughenden and the following week in France if they are to keep the pressure on pool leaders Saracens.a??We have certainly got everything to play for._We are desperate to qualify for the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals because reaching the last eight was one of our stated goals for the season,a?? said Lineen.a??But it is a tough group and Narbonne, like us, tend to score a lot of points so it should be some game.a??We have certainly done our homework on them and we know we will be against a typical French side, strong in the set pieces while being more adventurous than some other of the leading French clubs. They can score for almost anywhere and are sound at half back in particular.a??The Warriors have just had a free weekend in the Magners League and, although they will be without international back row forward Johnnie Beattie, who is ruled out with a knee injury suffered on Scotland duty last month, Lineen is in buoyant mood.a??It was good to have the weekend free as it gave our guys who had been with Scotland that extra time to recharge their batteries and now we are ready for the Narbonne double header,a?? he said.a??We have a lot of competition for places and this is a big opportunity for them to step up to the plate at an extremely important stage of the season. Glasgow have not always done that and it is to time for that to change.a??We have got a fine home record to protect a?" we have only lost once at home this season, in the first match and then only by one point a?" and it will be up to us to match up to the physical side of the French game.a??With us it is the belief factor, we have got some very good players and if we want to qualify for the European Challenge Cup then we need to do the business on Friday night.a??GLASGOW WARRIORS v NARBONNE in the European Challenge Cup, Friday 8 December (7.30pm) at Hughenden._Tickets are only A?10 for adults and A?5 for concessions and are available in advance from 0131 346 5100, www.glasgowwarriors.org or on the night of the game at the ground. Be there and MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE GLASGOW BOYS!EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP 06-07 SO FAR...TRIESHefin O'Hare (Glasgow Warriors) - 4Michael Brown (NEC Harlequins) - 3Mathew Tait (Newcastle Falcons) - 3Raphael Chanal (ASM Clermont Auvergne) - 2Damien Chouly (Brive) - 2Neil de Kock (Saracens) - 2Arnaud Heguy (Bayonne) - 2Sylvain Jonnet (Montauban) - 2Brian O'Riordan (Bristol Rugby) - 2Sam Pinder (Glasgow Warriors) - 2Gavin Quinnell (Worcester Warriors) - 2Antonio Testa (Montauban) - 2Thomas Williams (NEC Harlequins) - 2CONVERSIONSDan Parks (Glasgow Warriors) - 8Toby Flood (Newcastle Falcons) - 7Glen Jackson (Saracens) - 6Adrian Jarvis (NEC Harlequins) - 6Alexandre Peclier (ASM Clermont Auvergne) - 6Ceri Sweeney (Newport Gwent Dragons) - 5SA_bastien Fauque (Montauban) - 4Calvin Howarth (Viadana) - 3Cerith Rees (Albi) - 3Christopher Ruiz (Narbonne) - 3Florin Vlaicu (Bucuresti) - 3With Glasgow Warriors' Hefin O'Hare and Dan Parks sitting at the top of the tries and conversions charts in the European Challenge Cup, The Warriors are looking ahead to their Euro clash against Narbonne this Friday night at Hughenden a?" a must win match if the Glaswegians are to progress onto the quarter-finals stage of the competition.With a comprehensive win over Italian side Parma and a losing bonus points against Guinness Premiership side Saracens, Warriors coach Sean Lineen knows that theya?"re likely to need back-to-back wins over Narbonne, first at Hughenden and the following week in France if they are to keep the pressure on pool leaders Saracens.a??We have certainly got everything to play for._We are desperate to qualify for the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals because reaching the last eight was one of our stated goals for the season,a?? said Lineen.a??But it is a tough group and Narbonne, like us, tend to score a lot of points so it should be some game.a??We have certainly done our homework on them and we know we will be against a typical French side, strong in the set pieces while being more adventurous than some other of the leading French clubs. They can score for almost anywhere and are sound at half back in particular.a??The Warriors have just had a free weekend in the Magners League and, although they will be without international back row forward Johnnie Beattie, who is ruled out with a knee injury suffered on Scotland duty last month, Lineen is in buoyant mood.a??It was good to have the weekend free as it gave our guys who had been with Scotland that extra time to recharge their batteries and now we are ready for the Narbonne double header,a?? he said.a??We have a lot of competition for places and this is a big opportunity for them to step up to the plate at an extremely important stage of the season. Glasgow have not always done that and it is to time for that to change.a??We have got a fine home record to protect a?" we have only lost once at home this season, in the first match and then only by one point a?" and it will be up to us to match up to the physical side of the French game.a??With us it is the belief factor, we have got some very good players and if we want to qualify for the European Challenge Cup then we need to do the business on Friday night.a??GLASGOW WARRIORS v NARBONNE in the European Challenge Cup, Friday 8 December (7.30pm) at Hughenden._Tickets are only A?10 for adults and A?5 for concessions and are available in advance from 0131 346 5100, www.glasgowwarriors.org or on the night of the game at the ground. Be there and MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE GLASGOW BOYS!EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP 06-07 SO FAR...TRIESHefin O'Hare (Glasgow Warriors) - 4Michael Brown (NEC Harlequins) - 3Mathew Tait (Newcastle Falcons) - 3Raphael Chanal (ASM Clermont Auvergne) - 2Damien Chouly (Brive) - 2Neil de Kock (Saracens) - 2Arnaud Heguy (Bayonne) - 2Sylvain Jonnet (Montauban) - 2Brian O'Riordan (Bristol Rugby) - 2Sam Pinder (Glasgow Warriors) - 2Gavin Quinnell (Worcester Warriors) - 2Antonio Testa (Montauban) - 2Thomas Williams (NEC Harlequins) - 2CONVERSIONSDan Parks (Glasgow Warriors) - 8Toby Flood (Newcastle Falcons) - 7Glen Jackson (Saracens) - 6Adrian Jarvis (NEC Harlequins) - 6Alexandre Peclier (ASM Clermont Auvergne) - 6Ceri Sweeney (Newport Gwent Dragons) - 5SA_bastien Fauque (Montauban) - 4Calvin Howarth (Viadana) - 3Cerith Rees (Albi) - 3Christopher Ruiz (Narbonne) - 3Florin Vlaicu (Bucuresti) - 3