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August 24, 2007

Rotherham Titans 7 - 22 Glasgow Warriors

Friendly match played at Millmoor on Friday August 24th 2007 | 8 comments

Chris made it onto the scoresheet with his first try for Glasgow
Glasgow Warriors opened their season with a 22-7 win over Rotherham Titans at Millmoor tonight.

Glasgow's tries came from Sam Pinder, Donnie Macfadyen, Chris O'Young and Richie Vernon with Mike Adamson coverting the last score.

Rotherham were the more cohesive team having already played a couple of warm-up games but Glasgow never looked in danger of losing the game.

The Warriors made full use of their travelling squad giving Sean Lineen a good look at the resources at his disposal but the numerous changes did nothing to help the flow of the game.

Daryl Gibson dropped out of the squad due to the imminent arrival of his triplets, but Glasgow's other new signings made their first appearances. Scrum-half Chris O'Young looked sharp and got on the scoresheet with a well taken try while Michael Collins motored around the pitch in good style.

Richie Vernon weighed in with an interception try and was prominent in Glasgow's better moves in the second half.

Opeta Palepoi and Ed Kalman showed they will be useful additions to the Glasgow squad while it was good to see Ben Prescott and Colin Shaw play after so much time on the sidelines due to injury.

You can see some photos from the game here

Sam Pinder Try 
Donnie Macfadyen Try 
Chris O'Young Try 
Richie Vernon Try 
Mike Adamson Conversion
Posted by Steve Bott on August 25, 2007 07:39 AM | Reply to this comment

Hi there, Rotherham fan here. Went to the game last night and was impressed by your team - especially the backs where there was a fluidity missing from our lads. You could see the gap between a professional and amateur team, although I thought our fitness held up quite well. We've had a massive turnover of players over the summer, losing the vast majority of last season's 1st XV, and have a completely new coaching set up so I don't expect us to perform as well as last year.

Good luck in the Magners league next season.

Posted by ballinj on August 25, 2007 01:26 PM | Reply to this comment

Cheers Steve

good of you to get in touch and thanks for the positive reviews.
Hopefully if the Titans come up to glasgow next pre-season you will visit and may even go aas far as standing you a beer - only one mind you after all we are Scottish!!!

Posted by ron corsar on August 27, 2007 12:34 AM | Reply to this comment

i went down to see glasgow v titans and was impressed with titans they played well into last quarter with same 15 glasgow had 2 squads good luck to stuart corsar gave a good performance

Posted by Ricardo on August 25, 2007 04:27 PM | Reply to this comment

Hi there. What's up with new fullback, Bernardo Stortoni? Didn't play the friendly?

Posted by Steve Bott on August 25, 2007 08:49 PM | Reply to this comment

I didn't know you guys had signed Mr Stortoni. We had him for a season and he was excellent. Not sure if he fell out of favour a little at Bristol - seemed to start off really well then lose the coaches confidence a bit. Should be a good acquisition for you guys.

Posted by teamfruit on August 25, 2007 09:43 PM | Reply to this comment

As far as i am aware we havent signed a full back this season let alone this dude you guys are talking about, its shawzys turn to get a run at fullback, speaking of glasgow fb's congrats to rory awesome game today

Posted by ecks tartan army on August 26, 2007 10:15 AM | Reply to this comment

we have now.

Posted by teamfruit on August 26, 2007 10:26 AM | Reply to this comment

So we have, thats certainly a bolt out of the blue but welcome none the less

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