'We rightly got a rocket at half-time'

Johnny Matthews says a half-time “rocket” from Franco Smith and his coaches inspired Glasgow’s second-half fight-back against Cardiff.

Warriors went in at the break trailing 13-0, but second-half tries from Max Williamson and Lucio Sordoni helped them to a 17-13 win.

The victory took Glasgow up to second in the URC table.

“Quite rightly we got a bit of a rocket at half-time from the coaches,” hooker Matthews said.

“There were questions about the effort levels in the first half, that Cardiff maybe wanted it more than us which was a bit of a poke in the chest for some boys.

“I think the reaction showed that it clearly worked and we’ll be better for it.

“Seventeen unanswered points in the second half shows the real character of the squad. Hopefully we can kick on now.”