Lineen looks towards positives

Guinness PRO12 Editor

18 Apr 2011



Sean Lineen saw his side drop to second from bottom in the Magners League on the weekend as Benetton Treviso leapfrogged their Scottish opponents thanks to a 19 v 16 victory in Northern Italy but the Warriors head coach insisted that they must take the positives out of defeat.

"We could well have edged it had we taken a couple of better tactical options and turned our pressure into points at important moments,” he said.

"It was Chris's (Cusiter) first appearance for 11 months and he looked great. He performed all the basics superbly and was very sharp.

“Graeme (Morrison) was also very influential on the contest and scored an excellent try. Having these guys back is a major boost."

"I was also delighted with the displays of Richie Vernon and Aly Muldowney up front. You have to remember that Treviso very seldom lose on home-turf and I was generally pleased with how we competed.

"Sixty or seventy Warriors fans made the trip – but from the noise they made you would think there had been ten times that number. The atmosphere was terrific and they were just as loud as the 4,000 Treviso people.”