Glasgow Warriors head coach Franco Smith refused to be drawn on reports linking Adam Hastings with a return to the club in the summer. 

The Scotland fly-half has spent the last three years with Gloucester but injury has hampered his progress at the English Premiership club and suggestions have been made in England that he would be returning north of the border when his contract runs out in the summer. 

Smith was quizzed on the rumour following Saturday's 40-7 win for Glasgow in the URC which moved them second in the table. It was a thoroughly professional performance from the Scotstoun side against a Dragons team who have struggled this year but showed character not to capitulate when the hosts raced into a 14-0 lead after three minutes. 

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But when asked about Hastings, Smith replied: “Currently I can tell you nothing. He’s a very good player.”

Glasgow might have racked up six tries on Saturday to get a bonus point win but even with that, Smith wasn't entirely pleased with the performance and even reckoned his side had scored too early in the game, but he was delighted with how some of his players showed up despite not having a lot of rugby in 2024 so far. 

He added: “The players who were out there, very few of them had already played rugby this year. So, the result was fantastic. And I told them that today we were going to talk about what happened, not what didn’t happen. There were a lot of opportunities left out there but the energy, enthusiasm and eagerness were unbelievable.

“I hate it when we score so early. What usually happens is that the guys naturally switch off a little bit or they think it’s going to happen easy."

And it was then put to him about scoring a second try within three minutes and he joked: “Even worse!”

He then continued: “But from then on everyone was so eager and kicked it when we should have passed it and thrown when we should have kicked it. By half-time we made the same 10 errors that we normally make in a hard game. But, then again, we wanted energy, enthusiasm and for these guys to express themselves and they learned. And from that point we accomplished what we wanted.

“I don’t look at the table much as I know how easily it can change and what’s still ahead. For the hard work that everyone around the team puts in here that is a compliment. But we know that there is a lot of rugby still to be played and we have to build on what we’ve currently established.”