Losing record winning streak to Edinburgh hurts - Rob Harley

Rob Harley aims to make amends against Edinburgh
Rob Harley aims to make amends against Edinburgh

Glasgow Warriors flanker Rob Harley admitted that losing their perfect league record to their Scottish rivals Edinburgh hurt them more.

The Warriors headed into the game at Murrayfield with 10 straight wins in Pro 14 and were favouries to clinch the 1872 Cup opener and even had an 11 point lead at the end of the third quarter.

However, Richard Cockerill's men pulled out a thrilling victory that came with a 78th minute try from replacement Chris Dean as they clinched the encounter 18-17. It was also Edinburgh's ninth win from 10 games spread across all the competitions.

"That stings a bit more, that it's the biggest game of our season and they have got one over on us so far," Harley said.

"Credit to Edinburgh for playing with 14 men for a full game but we have to take a look at ourselves in the fact that we were playing with that advantage for nearly the full match and didn't manage to convert it.

"We had great support there at BT Murrayfield and our fans came away disappointed, so we do owe them one."

The two teams will meet once again at Scotstoun Stadium this time on Saturday.