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June 2006

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Saturday June 24

The best a man can get???

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What can we say...?
It's a trying time to be a Glasgow Warriors supporter, so to lift our spirits, we thought it was about time to think back to Canada.

Anyone watching the final, between Scotland A and NZ Maori, may have been alarmed by the experimental facial hair spotted on some of our very own Warriors. (You'd think we'd be used to it by now, seeing as Stuart Corsar has been known to try out some unusual looks, but it still took us by surprise.) Luckily the 9.30pm kick-off waspost-watershed, so no children will have been upset by what they saw.

You would have thought that Canada would have offered plenty of distractions tot he squad, but they seem to have spent their time growing and then sculpting some alarming beards and moustaches. Not only did G-Dog have new and interesting facial hair, but colleague Rory "Gringo" Lamont was seen with what can only be called a zapatta-style moustache.

However, before panic sets in, we think we can explain this as a tribute to the local ice hockey team, Edmonton Oilers, who traditionally grow beards to take to the NHL playoffs. At least we hope this is the reason, otherwise we might have to call Taylor Feguson in for pre-season grooming!

Monday June 5

GDog - as seen on TV

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G-Dog at training in Canada
It looks like we've been pipped to the post for the exclusive Graeme Morrison interview!

Before their victory over the Auld Enemy, TV cameras visited the Scotland A training camp, and interviewed Warriors centre, G-Dog, as well as Rory Lawson and Steve Bates.

The full interview can be viewed here - you may have to sign up, but it is free to use.

Well done again to the boys in Canada - in particular, G-Dog, Manchild, Fergus, Craig, Rory and Colin - and good luck for the remaining games.

Sunday June 4

Scotland A triumph in first Churchill Cup match

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Scotland A celebrate their win over England Saxons
Reminiscent of February's Calcutta Cup win over the English, the Scotland A team triumphed over the England Saxons in appalling conditions to secure their first win of the Churchill Cup.

Glasgow Warriors were ably represented by Graeme Morrison, Rory Lamont, Fergus Thomson, Craig Hamilton and Andy Wilson, and despite heavy pressure in the 12 miniutes of injury time, were able to hold on to their led to win the match.

Congratulations to the squad out in Canada and good luck for the remaining tournament.

Thanks to rugbycanada.ca for the photo.

Thom struts his stuff

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Put it away, guys!
Well, who'd have thunk it? Seems like new signing Thom Evans could be a bit of a handful (steady on), as this photo shows. Certainly doesn't appear to be shy and retiring.

We had been trawling t'internet to download one of his band's tracks, but all we could come up with was topless photos. Pages and pages of them! Did they ever make any music?

But never fear, Glasgow are more than able to cope with this - did anyone else spot Fergus Thomson on the STV news, with his top off in the Botanic Gardens?

Anyone who manages to find any mp3s of the band's music, please send them on to us at [email protected] - just to prove to us all they have recorded some music!

Posted by Lindsay on June 4, 2006 11:18 PM | Reply to this comment

I had a look for their music ages ago and couldn't find any at all but I do have proof they actually recorded material! There are a couple of singles for sale on E-Bay. However much I want to listen to their music I'm blooming well not paying for it!

Posted by Bill on November 5, 2006 07:53 PM | Reply to this comment

His old band's website http://www.twen2y4se7en.com/ features videos of him and his music in the media section.

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Thursday June 1

Fancy a change?

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Following the Irn-Bru inspired away shirts of the late 90's, it seems the merchandise folk at Murrayfield have again felt the urge to make our alternate kit more colourful.

Whether inspired by the colours of the Lion Rampant, or by the German football team, the new kit is a little out of the ordinary.

Who knows if this new combination will catch the imagination of the rugby public in Scotland - but they are now available for sale if they catch your eye!

Posted by pink*panther on June 1, 2006 06:47 PM | Reply to this comment

I quite like it actually!! Am i the only one??...

Posted by babydoll on June 1, 2006 07:50 PM | Reply to this comment

I'm not too sure about it. Looks very German with those colours.

Posted by Lindsay on June 2, 2006 12:20 AM | Reply to this comment

Wasn't sure at first but it's definently growing on me.

Posted by rory11luver on June 3, 2006 04:06 PM | Reply to this comment

luvin the new kit! b defiantely buying 1!
wiked colours!

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Supporters travel to Galway

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Hannah (left) and Heather show their support for the Warriors
To round off the season, a crowd of about 30 supporters made the journey to Galway to watch Glasgow take on Connacht.

While the match was not one to remember, the trip was highly enjoyable, and as ever, the locals were welcoming and friendly.

The supporters were vocal in their support of the team, and the Supporters Club's new banner was unveiled.

Hopefully next season, the banner will be taken on trips to follow and support the Warriors!

Thanks to Alistair for the photo.

Posted by Lindsay on June 2, 2006 12:49 PM | Reply to this comment

That banner looks great! I assume it shall be making more future appearances?!

Posted by pink*panther on June 2, 2006 04:31 PM | Reply to this comment

I should blooming well hope so, a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into that!! (didnt they heather??!)

Posted by Gordon on June 2, 2006 04:44 PM | Reply to this comment

"...sweat and tears..."

It's torn already?

Posted by pink*panther on June 3, 2006 12:43 AM | Reply to this comment

you actually had me questioning my spelling there!! haha

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