Glasgow Warriors have improved since final loss - Chris Fusaro

By Alasdair LamontBBC Scotland
Chris Fusaro (right) in action for Glasgow Warriors against Cardiff
Chris Fusaro (right) in action for Glasgow Warriors against Cardiff

Glasgow Warriors flanker Chris Fusaro believes the current team are better than the one that got to last year's Pro12 final.

With two league matches left, the Scotstoun side are two points clear at the top of the table.

Fusaro says they started the season intending to be the first Scottish team to win silverware, and is confident they are on course to achieve that.

"We've been building up momentum in the last couple of games," he said.

Warriors travel to face Ospreys on Friday, before hosting Ulster next weekend.

"It's a massive competition in our league," Fusaro told BBC Scotland. "It's quite interesting Leinster haven't made it, they've been such a good side in Europe this year. With two games to play it's still open at the top.

"I don't think they've [Ospreys] lost at the Liberty Stadium since 2014 so we know the challenge ahead of us. They've got a lot of guys who played in the Wales team that had a good six nations."

The Warriors are hoping to go one better than last year's Pro12 final, where they lost 34-12 to Leinster after defeating Munster in the semi-finals.

A win in Wales would all but guarantee a home tie in this year's semi-finals, bringing the benefit of a noisy support.

He said: "Last year against Munster was one of the best atmospheres I've ever played in. We managed to sell out Scotstoun, I think there was about 10,000 people there, so I think having the home crowd there behind you is of massive importance.

"We had a great run-up to the final, I think we won nine games in a row, then we came unstuck in the final against Leinster. It shows the calibre of team you have to be to win.

"We took a lot of lessons from the final. It's the little things that will make a difference."