Glasgow Warriors: Peter Murchie targets Pro12 title

Glasgow Warriors full-back Peter Murchie

Full-back Peter Murchie insists Glasgow Warriors are determined to secure Pro12 glory this season.

Gregor Townsend's side face Connacht for their final match knowing a win could secure home advantage in the last four.

Last year, Glasgow reached the play-off stages but lost in the semi-finals.

"We've got all the tools required to win the competition, so anything less than that would be a massive disappointment to us," he said.

"I think if we went out at the play-offs this year we'd be absolutely gutted. Everyone in the squad believes that we can win it."

Murchie is convinced that changes of style and personnel mean Glasgow can do better than last season, where they were knocked out by Leinster.

"I think we've got a slightly stronger squad," he said.

"Across the park there's two in every position really pushing each other. I think our style of play has probably changed as well; last year we were very hard to beat, without playing that much rugby or scoring that many tries.

"This season we've tried to be a bit more expansive and I think we've scored double the amount of tries we scored last season.

"I think we're a year wiser for it as well. Most of the squad have stayed together and are a year more experienced."

The 27-year-old is also hoping that a win in Galway will give Warriors the impetus to take them all the way to the final.

"It's the last game of the regular season, and it's important we finish the regular season with a win and keep the momentum going," said Murchie.

However, despite third-placed Glasgow being four points behind leaders Leinster, Murchie insisted the Warriors players would not be distracted by going for a bonus point, which could see them go top.

"First and foremost we want to win the game," he said. "If you go chasing the bonus point early doors, then you'll probably come unstuck.

"Late on in the game, if needs be, we'll push on.

"We're capable of scoring the tries to get the bonus point, but I think we just need to win the game firstly."

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