Lineen: Warriors Southern France Tour Is No Holiday

Glasgow Warriors' coach, Sean Lineen
Glasgow Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen, is adamant that despite the sunny climes in the South of France, the Warriors are by no means on a holiday.

At least one weights session and one rugby session per day, on top of matches against tough French outfits in the Challenge Vaquerin tournament, means that Glasgow are being physically and mentally pushed to the extreme.

Warriors coach, Sean Lineen, said: 'the boys are in bits at the moment because they"ve done a double session.

"We"ve been working hard right through the week, there are no rest days - they get a holiday next week.

'this is a hard tour, the players were already told that, every day we"re training but everyone is really enjoying this trip, it's been fantastic for us, we"re really happy."

With an excellent victory over French Top 14 side Castres on Saturday it's easy to see why, despite the arduous training sessions, the biggest team in Glasgow have something to be happy about.

Lineed added: "We weren't concerned about the result going into the Castres game but it's very good to get into the winning habit - Castres were a huge team.

"Chris Kinlock scored a good try from the wing, Mark McMillan was outstanding when he came on in the second half -_which was great to see -_and Richie Vernon and Callum Forrester, who both add great depth to our back row, were both outstanding.

"We were playing in 32 degrees, it was a bit of a work-out but the boys loved it and are looking forward to the game on Saturday."

The Warriors next face Beziers in what promises to be yet another physical encounter in the home town of the late France and Beziers prop, Armand Vaquerin.

The tournament was named in honour of the ex France international who won 27 caps for his country over a ten year period (as well as nine league titles with Beziers).

"Every French team poses a threat, they"re all big and they"re all physical", added Lineen.

"Beziers play with a lot of pride and they again are a huge team, and - I'd never use the term loosely - they are a very physical side. They like the rough stuff and get stuck in."

Glasgow Warriors face Beziers in the Challenge Vaquerin on_Saturday (KO at 3pm BST) before returning home to face Bristol at Firhill Arena on Friday 22 August (kick-off 7:30pm).