Warriors 'excited' by Benetton challenge

Glasgow Warriors head coach Franco Smith
Glasgow Warriors head coach Franco Smith

Franco Smith says his Glasgow Warriors side are "incredibly excited" by the challenge of entertaining a revitalised Benetton in the United Rugby Championship on Saturday.

The Italians are unbeaten in four matches so far this season, winning three of them, and sit sixth, three places but only one point behind the Scots.

"We're looking forward to being back at home for the next two weeks for two big matches, beginning with Benetton this weekend," head coach Smith said.

"Benetton will pose a strong test. They have recruited well, had 22 players participate in the World Cup and they're at the top of their game at the moment.

"They've shown they can win away from home this season and pose a real all-round threat.

"We know that we will need to be at our best to meet the challenge and we have trained well this week in preparation for what lies in store."

Benetton opened their season with a win away to Cardiff before three home games - drawing with Munster then beating Lions and Stormers.