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Guinness PRO14 Round Nine Player Spotlight: George Horne

Rich Dore

30 Nov 2017

With several players away on international duty last week Glasgow Warriors director of rugby Dave Rennie will no doubt have asked the rest of his squad to deliver some good performances and take the opportunity presented.

With a hugely-impressive 47-6 win away at the Ospreys there’s absolutely no doubt that Rennie’s men did that, and one man who really caught the eye was 22-year-old scrum-half George Horne.

The young playmaker was instrumental throughout, dictating the tempo of the game and scoring two tries himself, either side of half-time.

His first effort was a classic poachers finish, the Dundee-born No.9 marshalling his own forwards well to create a series of drives towards the tryline, then sending out a dummy pass and nipping in beneath the opposition defenders.

Horne also set up Scott Cummings for an easy run-in to cross the whitewash and ran an excellent support line to bag his second score.

The young scrum-half will have to compete with Ali Price and Henry Pyrgos for game-time all season long, but his performance displays the fearsome squad depth that has seen the Warriors dominate Conference A of the Guinness PRO14.

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