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Postby oasisbobo » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:40 am

a great win today for the Warriors 8-) nearly 9000 at firhill yesterday! a record crowd!! :D 25-12 :D 8-)
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Postby oasisbobo » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:40 am

Glasgow Warriors won the opening leg of the Greaves 1872 Cup derbies with a well deserved 25-12 win over city rivals Edinburgh in front of a sell out Firhill crowd.

Despite dominating the first-half, the sides were separated by just three points at the break as the host’s indiscipline offered kicking opportunities to Edinburgh on each of the rare occasions they entered the Glasgow half.

However after the break Glasgow got the deserved try through man of the match Richie Vernon and Dan Parks, whose kicking saw him reach and breach 1,000 points in the Magners League, continued his flawless kicking display to see out the match.

Speaking after the match, Warriors head coach Sean Lineen, said: “What a fantastic result. The boys went about it the right way. I thought the back-row were outstanding as did Dan Parks who kicked everything and got over the 1000 point landmark.

“There was a real battle in the contact area with neither team giving away easy ball. We wanted to win but we also wanted to win the right way.”

Parks opened the scoring after three minutes with a penalty from nearside touchline however Edinburgh full-back Chris Paterson tied the scores with an equally difficult effort from out wide just two minutes later before parks reclaimed the lead once more with a simple kicks from in front of the posts as Glasgow dominated the opening exchanges.

The first try opportunity went to Glasgow following a great move off the match’s first scrum.

Parks received and fed the ball back to Cusiter who raced out wide, dodged several tackles and made a break for the try line only to be forced into touch a few feet from the try line.

Glasgow continued to pile on the pressure, stole Edinburgh’s lineout and spun the ball to the other flank only to be pushed out a few feet away on the other opposite touchline before Edinburgh were penalised for foul play and Glasgow opted for the points.

Parks sent the ball through the sticks from the touchline, 9-3.

Celtic Rugby presented Dan Parks with a glass boot on the occasion of reaching his 1,000th Magners League point.

Despite Glasgow’s dominance they let Edinburgh back into the game with an infringement inside their 22 and Paterson made no mistake with the kick though to the delight of the capacity crowd Glasgow got straight back to business and powered their way back up the pitch, Richie Vernon looking impressive early on.

The young number eight made the most of a small gap and dragged a few of the visitors with him before the first real try opportunity arose.

Following Vernon’s charge, the Glasgow pack piled across the try line but the TMO evidence was inconclusive and the try was not awarded.

Disappointingly for Glasgow, joint Scotland captain and scrum-half Chris Cusiter was forced off after picking up a knock and was replaced by Colin Gregor.

Five minutes from the interval, Parks slotted a huge kick from half way to stretch the home side’s lead only for Glasgow to hand Paterson another shot at the sticks in the latest rare run in Glasgow territory, 12-9.

Glasgow again crashed their way back into the Edinburgh half and worked the ball into their half but spilled ball 10 metres from the posts – a rushed Phil Godman sliced his clearance kick and offered Glasgow a dangerous lineout deep in their half.

The Glasgow forwards pounded into the resolute Edinburgh defense, who had so far done well to keep the hosts at bay so, with the interval just minutes away Glasgow played it safe and sent the ball back to Parks who slotted the drop goal with ease.

The tit for tat nature continued when Glasgow again gifted Edinburgh another penalty which Paterson slotted before the stroke of half time.

Half time: 15-12

Edinburgh coach Rob Moffat brought Jim Hamilton on for Steven Turnbull at the break a change which, accompanied by the half time team talk, improved Edinburgh’s efforts early in the half.

The visitors built on some good phases and worked the ball into Glasgow’s half but Paterson could not match Parks’ drop goal effort – handing possession back to Glasgow.

After seven minutes of the second-half Kyle Traynor took to the field for Allan Jacobsen.

Glasgow’s early threats of a try finally came to fruition a minute later. The ball found Vernon out wide deep in Edinburgh’s 22 with flying winger, Thom Evans. outside him.

The pacey number eight used his outside man as a decoy and gassed in between two opposing defenders to cross the line despite the outstretched efforts to bring him down.

Parks made it six from six from six with the conversion and a penalty to put the Warriors comfortably ahead, 25-12.

Moments later Glasgow were penalised for holding in what looked like yet another penalty offering to their opponents but the visitors opted for the touchline only to lose the lineout to the pressurising Glasgow .

Edinburgh then replaced Nick De Luca with mark Robertson (moving John Houston to centre) and bringing Fraser Mckenzie on for David Callam (with Scott Newlands moving to number eight).

Glasgow were again penalised for being offside in their 22 but a rare miss form Paterson meant the score remained unchanged before more changes were made to the sides with Glasgow’s Kevin Tkachuk, Fergus Thomson, Dan Turner and Colin Shaw coming on from Jon Welsh , Dougie Hall, Richie Gray and DTH Van der Merwe while Edinburgh replaced Chris Paterson and Greig Laidlaw with Jim Thompson and Ross Samson.

Edinburgh awarded a penalty for another Glasgow offside offence but, with less than ten minutes left, the multi-coloured men opted for the lineout and heaped the pressure on the Glasgow defense.

Repeated forwarded pick and goes saw Edinburgh crash over the try line only for the tenacious home defensive to hold the ball up, turn over the restarted play and kick the ball to safety.

Further changes were made with three minutes remaining with Sean Crombie, Hefin O’Hare and Johnnie Beattie replacing Ross Ford, Thom Evans, Richie Vernon who all helped Glasgow see out the win.

Looking ahead to the return leg at Murrayfield on Saturday 2 January (kick-off 3.05pm), Lineen added: We know tough it’s going to at Murrayfield – it’s going to be another massive contest

“We’re not going across to make the numbers up. The guys like playing at Murrayfield but we know how much Edinburgh will be hurting.

“We’re getting more consistent – we controlled the lineout and dominated their ball.”

Full time: 25-12

Attendance: 8,830

Man of the match: Richie Vernon
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:12 am

Another great win for the Warriors this week! :D
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:13 am

Glasgow beat rivals Edinburgh to return to the top of the Magners League and, at the same time, win the 1872 Cup.

Sean Lineen's men followed up on their 25-12 victory at Firhill last week with a dominant performance at Murrayfield.

The boot of Dan Parks was the Warriors' most potent weapon as he chipped ahead for DTH van der Merwe to score and for Bernardo Stortoni to catch for a try.

Parks' penalties kept Glasgow ahead and Edinburgh captain Chris Paterson kicked five penalties for the dejected hosts.

Edinburgh coach Rob Moffat was able to include Jim Hamilton in the team for the second leg of the 1872 Cup, after the Scotland lock had been out for four months with patella tendonitis.

Greig Laidlaw, himself a stand-in recently for Scotland cap Mike Blair, was replaced at scrum-half by rookie Ross Samson who was making his Edinburgh debut.

Kyle Traynor, flanker Alan MacDonald and winger Mark Robertson also came in, while Glasgow were unchanged for the second leg of the annual inter-city contest.

As expected, there were punishing exchanges in the opening minutes, with Glasgow's Al Kellock on the receiving end of a hefty challenge.

Parks, the Magners League's top points scorer, ensured the scoring immediately went in Glasgow's favour with a penalty and drop-goal following a line-out in the home 22.

Edinburgh were on the back foot but got on to the scoreboard in the ninth minute. Paterson followed up his own up-and-under to turn Stortoni in the tackle and kick the subsequent penalty.

Five minutes later Glasgow confirmed their early superiority with a slick, though unconverted, try.

The move began with a Max Evans break in centre-field and finished with Parks side footing the ball to the left corner where Canadian Van der Merwe touched down.

Paterson did his best to keep Edinburgh in touch but almost every time the home side scored to get within touching distance of Glasgow they would concede and Parks would restore the Warriors' lead.

Yet Paterson looked like Edinburgh's most likely source of points and Moffat's team has now gone four matches without scoring a try.

In the second quarter two Glasgow players ended in the sin bin. First it was van der Merwe, who interfered with airborne Mark Robertson, in the 21st minute.

Then two minutes from the break Kellock was punished for tackling Samson early at the scrum base.

During the first sin-bin period Paterson and Parks exchanged penalties and into stoppage-time Paterson added another to cut Glasgow's half-time lead to 14-9, after some heroic defence had kept the home side at bay.

Kellock had just returned when Glasgow scored their second unconverted try.

Richie Vernon forced a five-metre scrum and from the pressure, Parks produced a lovely kick to the left for the unmarked Stortoni to catch and touch down.

Glasgow continued to dominate, but Paterson's fourth penalty in the 65th minute kept Edinburgh in bonus-point territory.

That seemed to have gone when Parks added his third penalty two minutes later but Paterson secured that consolation for Edinburgh with the last kick of the game.

The Warriors lead the Magners League by two points from the Ospreys ahead of their trip to face third-placed Leinster, whose game at Connacht was postponed, on Friday.
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Postby cidermaster » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:26 am

Oh yes........Top of the League!

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Postby cidermaster » Fri May 14, 2010 8:58 am

Well good luck to the Warriers tonight away to the Ospreys,easily their most important match of this season,so come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby oasisbobo » Fri May 14, 2010 11:05 am

Nicely Put :wink:
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:15 pm

BIG Win for the Warriors yesterday! Would love to see them do well in Europe!

Great start to the league too!
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:26 pm

Glasgow Warriors 9-12 Toulouse

Toulouse completed a double over Glasgow to leave the Warriors with only a slim chance of qualifying for the European Champions Cup knock-out phase.

Four penalties from scrum-half Sébastien Bézy proved enough for the French side to gain the win that puts them firmly in charge of Pool Four.

Warriors responded through a Finn Russell penalty and two from his replacement Duncan Weir.

Glasgow and Bath trail Toulouse by six points with two matches to play.

The Scottish side need to win their final two games and hope other results go their way to avoid falling at the group stage once again.

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Postby cidermaster » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:29 pm

Cracking win on Friday night over the Scarlets!
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Postby oasisbobo » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:16 pm

Glasgow siting nicely at the top of the table 8-)
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:38 pm

Pro12: Glasgow Warriors 36-17 Cardiff Blues

Peter Horne's try hat-trick guided Glasgow Warriors to a resounding victory over Cardiff Blues to keep the hosts top of the Pro12.

Veteran hooker Dougie Hall and Adam Ashe crossed to augment Horne's personal tally of 24 points.

Cardiff lost Jarrad Hoeata to a first half sin bin, and though they mounted an adventurous late push, they were too error-prone to trouble Glasgow.

Gareth Davies and Dan Fish got Blues' consolation tries.

And Gareth Anscombe kicked seven points for the visitors.

The combined impact of the result at Scotstoun and Ospreys' defeat of Benetton Treviso is that Glasgow lead the Welsh province by four points. Cardiff are 10th.

With Scotland head coach Vern Cotter among the Scotstoun sell-out crowd, Glasgow sought to play at speed and with expansion from the off, and almost opened the scoring via an improbable source, tighthead Mike Cusack barrelling through the Blues defence but spilling the ball in contact.

From the resultant scrum, the 135kg prop won a penalty which Horne slotted over to break the deadlock.

Horne's strike was cancelled out by New Zealander Anscombe, before the centre missed an opportunity to nudge his side back ahead.

As the half went on the Warriors piled on the pressure and were rewarded when Hall, retiring at the end of this season, cut a nice line between Lou Reed and Josh Navidi to go over, with Horne converting from the touchline.

The Fifer scored the pick of the bunch just a minute later. Finn Russell, from his own 22, identified space after an aimless Anscombe punt, and floated a pass out to Tommy Seymour. His pass found Peter Murchie, with Horne on his shoulder to finish.

This time, he could not add the extras, but no sooner had he retreated to his own half than he was under the posts for his second.

Seymour looked to have squandered a huge overlap as the Blues defence crumbled, but Horne ran a brilliant angle to take his offload from the ground, touch down and convert.

With the Blues reeling, and no away wins to their name since the opening round, second-row Hoeata floored Murchie with a stiff-arm off-the-ball challenge, drawing a yellow card from referee George Clancy.

It laid the platform for Horne again to fillet the visitors' midfield, securing his hat-trick and Glasgow's bonus point try on the last play of the half.

The home pressure continued after the break, sweet handling allowing Ashe to gallop in from distance. With Horne retiring and Duncan Weir making his injury comeback in his place, Russell converted.

Davies touched down for the Blues on the hour mark from a smart Lewis Jones tap penalty, and Fish scored a fine second with Anscombe converting both.

But a comeback was never likely as the Warriors' run of consecutive league victories over Cardiff stretched to eight.

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Postby oasisbobo » Sun May 31, 2015 11:30 am

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Joy and emotion were undiluted as Glasgow Warriors won the Pro12 against Munster in Belfast.

Gregor Townsend's men were thunderously good, triumphing by 18 points at the Kingspan Stadium.

They scored three first-half tries through Rob Harley, DTH van der Merwe and Henry Pyrgos, while Finn Russell sealed the win with a fourth.

Andrew Smith crossed for Munster but they were rarely close to the Scottish side.

It was a remarkable day for Glasgow, a coming of age for an indomitable team. And at last, a trophy for a Scottish club in a professional rugby age that has brought little more than misery and embarrassment.

Glasgow captain Al Kellock stepped up and lifted the silverware to the Belfast skies. It was a full stop on his career but really just the beginning of a new chapter for this club. It was hard-earned and thoroughly justified, a day of days.

Glasgow's intensity and quality in establishing a game-winning lead was something to behold. They were a cosmic blend of brutality and subtlety, hard running and soft hands. In an extraordinary first half-hour, Townsend's team were a lethal force.

They struck first after Munster got done for a crooked throw at a lineout. Off the scrum, the marauding presence of the magnificent Leone Nakarawa got his hands on the ball and blasted his way through the cover and fed Rob Harley on his shoulder. A second-row and a blindside flanker and a try once Harley ran over the top of Felix Jones to touch down under the posts.

With Russell's conversion, it was a seven-point game, a beginning to this final that Townsend could hardly have imagined.

Glasgow unleashed their ball-carriers, the likes of Josh Strauss, Dougie Hall and Nakarawa, with a relentlessness that Munster could not live with.

The lead was cut to four points when Ian Keatley put over a penalty early in the second quarter, but that was a mere prelude to Glasgow's second devastating breakthrough.

Again, it was Nakarawa at the heart of it, the giant lock fishing ball out of a breakdown, side-stepping the first Munster defender, taking the hit from two more Munstermen while stretching out his telescopic arm to drop a sumptuous pass into the hands of winger Van der Merwe, who ran in the try.

Russell added the points and Glasgow were ahead 14-3. Their stuff of fantasy carried on a while yet. A third try was scored six minutes later when Glasgow fed off a Munster knock-on in midfield and attacked wide through Stuart Hogg.

The full-back in full flow is a gorgeous sight. He went through a gap and linked with Pyrgos who galloped away to score at the sticks. A third Russell conversion stretched Glasgow's lead to a scarcely believable 18 points.

Munster found themselves at last just before the break, battering the Glasgow defence and finding enough space for Smith to squeeze over. Keatley made it a seven-pointer and the fly-half added another three early in the new half for Paul O'Connell's team.

For a brief moment, it looked ominous - Munster have so often clawed themselves back from the cliff edge.

But this Glasgow team has as much character as it has class. They kept their composure and kept playing. They kept believing.

And kept scoring. Their fourth try was the killer for Munster. When, after incessant pounding, Russell saw the defence ajar, he ghosted in and then lobbed over the conversion.

It was hard not to feel for O'Connell, a great player and a great man playing his last game for Munster. If the endgame was all about a stellar second-row forward, though, it was not about O'Connell, it was about Kellock.

He entered the fray on 67 minutes as a replacement for Nakarawa. His first contribution was a lineout steal, such a fitting way to end a tumultuous career.

Before the end, Duncan Weir landed a penalty, a score that got the blue flags waving once more.

In truth, they never stopped - the fans and the team. This was the Warriors' greatest day. A long time coming, but all the sweeter because of it.

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Postby cidermaster » Sun May 31, 2015 12:28 pm

YES well done Glasgow Warriers,we ARE the Champions!!
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun May 31, 2015 1:14 pm

cidermaster wrote:YES well done Glasgow Warriers,we ARE the Champions!!
Yep!! Time to do well in Europe now! 8-)
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Postby cidermaster » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:24 pm

Yes i cannot wait for us in Europe next season!
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:50 pm

cidermaster wrote:Yes i cannot wait for us in Europe next season!
Hopefully we can get out of the groups this time.
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