Glasgow: Gregor Townsend hails 'best' win of the season over Bath

The Glasgow Warriors players celebrate after Mark Bennett scores against Bath
The Glasgow Warriors players celebrate after Mark Bennett scores against Bath

Gregor Townsend is relishing Glasgow's date with Montpellier after describing Warriors' win over Bath as their "best team performance of the season".

Townsend's troops dismantled the English outfit in a 37-10 bonus-point win at Scotstoun in their European Champions Cup Pool 4 opener.

And a trip to French side Montpellier is next up for Warriors.

"We know how hard it's going to be next week but we've made the best possible start," said the head coach.

"I'm really looking forward to going to Montpellier, I played a season out there, and it will be great to go back there as a coach.

"I've told the players to turn on the TV tomorrow and watch Toulouse against Montpellier so they can get a picture of what's facing us this weekend.

"As coaches we've watched their last few games and they're very similar to Bath in terms of the set-piece - strong line-out drive, strong scrum and some dangerous attackers."

Mark Bennett touches down for Glasgow
Mark Bennett touches down for Glasgow as they pick up a 37-10 win over English side Bath

Bath opened the scoring against Glasgow, who are second top of the Pro-12 after five wins from six matches.

But the Warriors hit back through tries from Mark Bennett, Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour, with Niko Matawalu and Bennett adding further tries. Duncan Weir also added two penalties and three conversions.

"We started with real good intent," Townsend added. "We got the detail right - our restarts, exiting, and then when we kept ball we looked dangerous.

"It was really our defence in the second half that kept Bath out when they had a lot of pressure, and created a couple of turnovers for our last two tries.

"It really was a squad effort, it takes a lot of effort to play the rugby we aspire to play in attack and defence, and when you come up against a team like Bath who will move the ball a lot you need to be fit, you need to be tough.

"There were players picking up injuries who were cramping up because of the effort, but then the bench players came on and did fantastic jobs."