Sean Lineen has spoken of his disappointment at ending his time as coach of Glasgow Warriors in defeat but says he is proud of his players.
Warriors were beaten 19-15 by Leinster on Saturday and missed out on a place in the RaboDirect Pro12 final.
Lineen said that although his players had given their all in the play-off match, mistakes made early in the game had cost them the chance of a place in the showpiece final.
"They never gave up, their defensive effort on the line was outstanding. You can't keep soaking up and soaking up the tackles and it told in the end," he said.
"We will take some consolation that the guys never gave up and came back to score a couple (of tries), but as I say it was too little, too late.
"We are out (of the competition) and the guys are really disappointed there. We didn't really do it any justice in the first half and we kept giving them the ball back.
"Three lineouts and squandered throws, the scrum in the left hand corner and they pushed us off - there's four set piece attacks gone and we just didn't get enough."
Lineen will now take up a role as head of player acquisition within Scottish Rugby Union and will be succeeded by Gregor Townsend at Glasgow Warriors.
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