Dave Rennie’s Glasgow Warriors looked almost unstoppable once again in the Guinness PRO14 this week, humbling the Ospreys 47-6 on away soil.
The visitors, unbeaten in the league thus far and top of Conference A, were inspired by the half-back axis of George Horne and Adam Hastings and ran in seven tries at the Liberty Stadium – but it was lock Scott Cummings who made the highlight reel.
There’s absolutely no surprise that another try of the week contender springs out of a rip-roaring match in South Africa that saw the Southern Kings and defending champions Scarlets go blow-for-blow before the Welsh region triumphed.
But our first highlight came as Leinster also ran up a big total against Welsh side Dragons, to keep up the pressure on the Scarlets in Conference B.
Rory O’Loughlin – Leinster v Dragons
Hosts Leinster were already well ahead in this clash at the RDS Arena in Dublin, but that does not take anything away from what was a special O’Loughlin score.
However, while it is O’Loughlin’s name up in lights’ it was Jordan Larmour’s searing break and burst up the field that made this try box-office.
The electric full-back collected Angus O’Brien’s clearing kick and beat three players to charge through the Dragons line, before holding off two more tackles and offloading to O’Loughlin to do the honours in the left corner.
Michael Makase – Southern Kings v Scarlets
Defending champions Scarlets have been beaten just once in the Guinness PRO14 this season, but Southern Kings came oh-so-close to upsetting the apple cart and doubling that tally last weekend.
And their first try in Nelson Mandela Bay was one of pure quality, with fly-half Oliver Zono spotting the space and chipping over the top and into the corner.
That was all the invitation Makase needed and the big wing beat his opposite number Ioan Nicholas in the air to spectacularly claim the ball and score an acrobatic try.
Scott Cummings – Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors
Rounding off this week’s selections is Scott Cummings, who was the benefactor of a Glasgow Warriors turnover deep in Ospreys territory.
Fly-half Adam Hastings chipped over the top before hacking on again and chasing down the ball to move his side far up the field, and after George Horne gathered a loose ball, the Warriors quickly flipped the ball out wide.
And there was Cummings to finish off a fine team move, holding off the tackle of Dan Evans with ease.
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