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Preview: Glasgow aim to bounce back at Scotstoun

Avatar Bradley West 3 Oct 2019

It’ll be the battle of the Kiwis in Scotland as Dave Rennie’s Glasgow Warriors entertain Brad Mooar’s Scarlets at Scotstoun on Friday evening.

It is a huge game for the Warriors, too, as they look to bounce back from their opening defeat to Toyota Cheetahs, the 48-14 scoreline in Bloemfontein seeing them concede the second most points in a Guinness PRO14 game since 2001.

Rennie has been pleased with his side’s response in training while a look into the history books suggests they should be positive going into the fixture – the Warriors won all eight games they played against Welsh regions in all competitions last season and have not lost their opening two Guinness PRO14 fixtures in a campaign since 2012/13.

Scarlets head into the contest having got off to winning ways at the first time of asking with an 18-10 victory at home to Connacht, giving Mooar a perfect start to life in the Guinness PRO14.

The Welsh side have, though, won just once on the road in any competition since the end of the 2017/18 season.

Kick-off: Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow | 19:35 UK, Friday 4 October

How to watch: Live on Premier Sports 1, eir Sport 2, DAZN

Players to watch out for: Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Paul Asquith (Scarlets)

Number eight Matt Fagerson, who was in Scotland’s original 44-man World Cup training squad but missed out on the tournament, will make his 50th Warriors appearance on Friday night.

The 21-year-old has already amassed a significant amount of experience for someone so young and his physical presence in the back row makes him a key lynchpin in Rennie’s ranks.

Paul Asquith will also be hitting the same landmark for Scarlets and comes into the game in form, having dotted down against Connacht, and looking for further scores in Scotland.

Key stat: Scarlets lost all three matches they played against Scottish opponents last season.

Glasgow Warriors: Nick Frisby, Brandon Thomson, Rory Hughes, Stafford McDowall, Huw Jones, Kyle Steyn, Ruaridh Jackson, Oli Kebble, Grant Stewart, D’arcy Rae, Kiran McDonald, Tim Swinson, Rob Harley, Callum Gibbins, Matt Fagerson

Replacements: Johnny Matthews, Alex Allan, Adam Nicol, Tom Gordon, Chris Fusaro, Jamie Dobie, Paddy Kelly, Glenn Bryce

Scarlets: Johnny McNicholl, Tom James, Steff Hughes, Paul Asquith, Steff Evans, Dan Jones, Kieran Hardy, Rob Evans, Marc Jones, Samson Lee, Lewis Rawlins, Steve Cummins, Tom Phillips, Josh Macleod, Uzair Cassiem

Replacements: Taylor Davies, Phil Price, Werner Kruger, Josh Helps, Dan Davis, Dane Blacker, Angus O’Brien, Corey Baldwin


Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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Report: Scarlets cling on for epic victory in Glasgow

Avatar Charlie Bennett 4 Oct 2019

Three tries in a six-minute blitz and backs-to-the-wall defending set up an eyebrow-raising victory for Scarlets in a thriller at Glasgow Warriors.

In a tight and tense match, the Welsh region hit the accelerator early in the second half as Kieran Hardy, Paul Asquith and Steff Evans all crossed for the visitors to take the wind out of Warriors’ sails.

Brandon Thomson and Stafford McDowall hit back for the hosts and reduced the gap to four points but they could not repair the damage, falling to their second defeat from two games this season.

KEY MOMENTS

Following last week’s humbling at the hands of Toyota Cheetahs, Glasgow were always going to fly out of the gates in Scotstoun and they attacked with gusto from the first whistle.

However, in the Scarlets they found a defence up to the challenge and the Welsh side battled through a turbulent 10 minutes, conceding just a Brandon Thomson penalty.

The Welsh side – who look so composed in their opening-day win against Connacht – passed the early test before gaining a foothold and bossing much of the half.

However, like the Warriors, they could not turn territory into points, with wing Tom James knocking on just as he was about to cross for a try.

Dan Jones kicked two penalties, while Thomson added another, as the two sides went in level at the break but the Scarlets took the initiative early in the second half.

Thomson had kicked Glasgow 9-6 up but a poor cross-field kick from full-back Ruaridh Jackson was intercepted by James on the right wing.

A couple of quick passes later and scrum-half Hardy was racing through to slide in under the posts in a move which turned the match on its head.

With momentum on their side and an opponent still winded by Hardy’s gut punch, Scarlets went for the jugular and found it with unnerving accuracy.

Asquith crossed from close enrage a couple of minutes later following a fine run by full-back Johnny McNicholl, before wing Steff Evans raced onto his own kick and dotted down in the left corner.

Glasgow hit back when Thomson crossed in the 64th minute to close the gap to nine points before Scarlets’ Angus O’Brien missed a kickable penalty which only heightened the tension.

Glasgow upped the tempo and grabbed a second try six minutes from time, Huw Jones’ incredible off-load setting up Stafford McDowall to score from a metre out.

Thomson missed the conversion, leaving Glasgow four points short. So they ran from their own 22 at the re-start and charged up the other end.

They made their way to the Scarlets’ five-metre line but the Welsh side turned the ball over as the clock went red and held on.

MAN OF THE MATCH

There were a number of contenders here. McNicholl was dangerous with ball-in-hand for the Scarlets while Huw Jones’ off-load merits an award all on its own.

But Steff Evans’ magic try ultimately proved decisive and he once again showed just why he is regarded as one of the Guinness PRO14’s finest wingers.

PLAY OF THE DAY

At 25-16 down, Glasgow were desperate to gain a foothold and that meant taking more risks. Luckily, it paid off handsomely.

Replacement forward Chris Fusaro muscled his way into space down the left and slipped the ball to Huw Jones, who sprinted for the corner.

Scarlets thought they had him covered and James made a tackle, carrying him into touch. But Jones was too quick, flicking the ball back inside just in time for the waiting McDowell to touch down.


Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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