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Lineen targets top two berth after Aironi win

Guinness PRO12 Editor

24 Mar 2012

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Head coach Sean Lineen may have announced his departure from Glasgow Warriors but he insists the performance of his troops in the victory over Aironi on Friday proves they are still determined to secure a RaboDirect PRO12 home play-off.

Lineen is set to become Scottish Rugby Union's head of player acquisition at the end of the season but watched on as his side came within a whisker of taking a valuable bonus point over the struggling Italians.

Tommy Seymour, Chris Fusaro and Peter Murchie tries set up a frantic finale as the Warriors desperately searched for a late fourth try, but found the RaboDirect PRO12’s bottom side a tough nut to crack.

Despite the disappointment of missing out on a five-point victory, and Ospreys’ shock 23-22 win over Leinster, Lineen was quick to point out a top four place was still within their grasp.

He told www.glasgowwarriors.org: “Everyone is talking about the top four but we want to make it much more clear-cut.

“Our destiny is in our own hands and if we keep winning we can get into the top two, which would earn us a home tie.

“This is another really good result from us, the product of an excellent team display. The will to win of this group is second to none, and we’ve put ourselves in a good position to kick on and achieve something substantial from the season.

“The players, to a man, were outstanding tonight, and the same goes for the crowd. We’ll be needing them all on top form next week for what will be another huge test against Cardiff.”