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Brian O'Driscoll: Glasgow Warriors can win the Champions Cup this season

Watch Glasgow Warriors start their Champions Cup campaign against Exeter Chiefs live on BT Sport this Saturday night.

RUGBY UNION 13/10/17 13:38

Brian O'Driscoll reckons Glasgow Warriors could be dark horses to win this season’s Champions Cup if they can get through the competition’s “group of death”.

The former Ireland captain believes the Scottish side have what it takes to compete with the best in Europe when the competition gets underway on BT Sport this weekend.

“I think Glasgow do have an outside chance of winning the Champions Cup but they’ve got a very, very tough group in Leinster, Montpellier and Exeter," he told BTSport.com

“They were quarter-finalists last year and that will give them confidence that they can kick on to the next level, plus they’ll be hoping for an easier last eight tie than at Allianz Park if they make it that far this time around.”

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O'Driscoll believes Dave Rennie's arrival has helped the Pro14 side to go up a level and says they have the power to shock some of the bigger names in Europe.

"They look like they’ve enhanced their skillset from where Gregor Townsend left them last season and Dave Rennie has brought them forward to another level," he added.

"Anyone that plays them in Glasgow will find it brutally tough and they’ll pick up a win on the road so I think they’re right in the mix.

"It’s very difficult to predict who is going to win that pool, I think it’s the group of death and that’s the one I’d be least inclined to pick who comes out of it. My bias will always say Leinster but everyone will get wins in that group for sure."

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No problem - BT Sport will have extended highlights from this Champions Cup game available to watch for free on BTSport.com and via the BT Sport App.

There are also several full replays of our TV games across the weekend - consult our TV guide for details.

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