Smith 'back in the groove' with Glasgow and heartened by solid start

Ollie Smith takes encouragement from Glasgow Warriors' strong start to the season, with the Scotland full-back confident that there is better to come.

The Warriors are among seven sides to earn three wins from four in the United Rugby Championship.

"We've had to find a way to win games," said the 23-year-old. "It's not been pretty at times.

"The two games I've been involved in, we maybe haven't flourished with the backs, but we've managed to win against tough opposition.

"It's to start thinking about how good we can be when we hit our straps and start putting in the 80-minute performances that we know we can do."

Smith played in three of Scotland's four pool games at the World Cup, scoring his second international try in the mauling of Romania.

"It's good to be back in a routine after such a long summer away," he said. "You get back into the groove pretty quickly."

Warriors are at home to Benetton this weekend, with the Italians also on three wins.

"They've really changed the narrative over the last few years," Smith said of the next opposition.

"You can't go to Italy and expect to cruise a win. They've had some good results, so they will be tough. They've had an influx of new players, a lot of them were at the World Cup."