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Pyrgos impresses on international duty

Guinness PRO12 Editor

18 Nov 2012


Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Henry Pyrgos was singled out for special praise by Scotland boss Andy Robinson after scoring his first international try in a 21-10 defeat to the South Africa.

The 23-year-old has made five appearances for the Warriors in the RaboDirect PRO12 so far this season and picked up his second international cap after replacing Mike Blair in the second half at Murrayfield.

Within minutes of coming on he went over for the Scots’ only try, collecting the ball from skipper Kelly Brown at a lineout and darting through a gap to score.

Pyrgos’ introduction made quite an impact, speeding up the game for the Scots and Robinson admitted he was delighted with the display.

He said: “There was a real energy that Henry brought, right from his first play when he had the scrum and he dummied and went. I thought he took his chance really well, it was a good set-play to score with but there’s a lot for us to look at and mull through.

“The disappointing thing from our side is we allowed a team to get a lead up again.

“They defended very well and if they hadn’t defended as well as they had it could have been very different.

“They didn’t have to do a lot to win that game because we gave them field position from the penalties.

“We have a lot to learn in terms of improving our defence. The guys can take credit to know they can play against the teams.”