December 04, 2009
Ulster 13 - 25 Glasgow Warriors
GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Ravenhill on Friday December 4th 2009 | 7 comments
Dan Paks was named Man of the Match (Photo: Courtesy of Vincent - www.auvergne-rugby.fr) Glasgow move to the top of the Magners League after beating Ulster at Ravenhill.
Dan Parks kicked 20 points as Glasgow beat Ulster in tonight's Magners League game at Ravenhill.
Ulster led 13-6 at half-time, with Tom Court scoring a try and Ian Humphreys a conversion and two penalties, to two penalties by Parks for Glasgow.
Parks kicked four further penalties in the third quarter of the match and then Thom Evans scored a try in the corner and Parks converted for a 12-point win.
The result takes Glasgow to the top of the table, level with Edinburgh.
Parks kicked his first penalty in the sixth minute but missed with his next attempt six minutes later.
Humphreys replied with two successful kicks and then the Scottish side were reduced to 14 men when prop Jon Welsh was sin-binned in the 31st minute.
The home side took advantage of their numerical advantage when Court barged over for a 35th-minute try, with the help of Willie Faloon and Chris Henry.
Humphreys converted to make it 13-3 but Parks knocked over his second penalty to reduce his side's deficit to six.
The Glasgow fly-half landed four penalties in the first 20 minutes of the second period and then Evans ran over in the corner on 67 minutes, with Parks adding the two points.
Read the Scotsman's match report here.
Read the Herald's match report here.
Dan Parks was oustanding but it took 22 to secure the win. If this does not prove that Glasgow has arrived then what will?
Now lets get a good crowd behind the boys next week and show our support!
Brilliant! Top of the table - where we belong! So damn jealous I can't make it to the games anymore.
As they say in India, Gedidindaya....
Loyal Glasgow fans know what Parks can do. Sadly he's generally been mishandled by Scottish rugby selectors, and coaches since the day he stepped off the plane, and made Glasgow his home. Some of the people who've bagged him aren't fit to polish his Glasgow boots. When on song, he's a champion.
Can't argue with you Sir! Dan was not named in the full squad fair play, but what a kick in the teeth to see Hugo at ten in the A team.
Tonight was a masterclass from him so let him retire from Scotland so we can keep him all to ourselves!
I've always been a Dan fan - sure he has some limitations - who doesn't. He's had some bad times - who doesn't. But the way he continually comes through them is an object lesson for any aspiring rugby player. What was very noticeable was the praise he was given by Radio Ulster's home commentators. However, as has been said a great 22 man performance. Can't wait for Gloucester. More of the same, please.
Just took a photo of the table! Ha! Superb showing from the lads, more of the same please!!
Was away over the weekend so just got to see (some of) the match.
What a magnificent second 40 by Dan (and Chris). The right option was taken time and time and time again. An absolute pleasure to watch.
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