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August 08, 2010

Dundee HSFP 7 - 71 Glasgow Warriors

Friendly match played at Mayfield on Sunday August 8th 2010 | 10 comments

New Glasgow signing Ryan Wilson went over for a try
Glasgow Warriors got among the tries in the warm-up game against Dundee HSFP at Mayfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors crossed the line 11 times - first half scores coming from Rob Dewey, Ryan Wilson and two from Canadian international breakaway Chauncey O'Toole who was guesting as a trialist. Duncan Weir landed all four conversions.

In the second half Hefin O'Hare went over with Steve Swindall - the former Warrior is on trial with Glasgow - adding another two. Alex Dunbar, Duncan Weir, Peter Horne and Murray McConnell all crossed the whitewash. Weir kicked three conversions and Horne one.

Warriors coach Sean Lineen told www.glasgowwarriors.org: "It was a very worthwhile exercise. We saw the introduction of a number of our new players and we got many of the outcomes we'd been looking for - technique at contact and the defensive side of the game.

"Everything else was a bonus really. We've not spent a lot of time yet on attack or our setpiece but they both went well."

Glasgow squad

Colin Shaw, Richie Gray, Kevin Tkachuk, Aly Muldowney, Ryan Wilson, Duncan Weir, Chris Fusaro, Ed Kalman, Steve Swindall, Michael Doneghan, Rob Dewey, Federico Aramburu, Hefin O'Hare, Chauncey O'Toole, Finlay Gillies, Gordon Reid, Murray McConnell, Alex Dunbar, Peter Horne, Ryan Grant, Peter Murchie, Kris Hamilton (Glasgow Hawks)

Posted by Alistair on August 8, 2010 10:21 AM | Reply to this comment

Stevie Swindal is exactly the kind of tough player we need to fit into Lineen's system to cover our current back-row injury crisis.

Posted by Jamie on August 8, 2010 11:22 AM | Reply to this comment

I agree - Swindall was a legend when he played for us - cruelly forced out, and not given the recognition he deserved.
STEEEEEEEVIEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by suday5 on August 8, 2010 05:28 PM | Reply to this comment

A legend?? Nope. He was adequate. Just. Probably the reason he got dropped by Rotherham. I'm not too sure we need him back at all. I'd rather see some new talent who is hungrier than Swindall and not just for jaffa cakes...

Posted by suday5 on August 8, 2010 05:28 PM | Reply to this comment

A legend?? Nope. He was adequate. Just. Probably the reason he got dropped by Rotherham. I'm not too sure we need him back at all. I'd rather see some new talent who is hungrier than Swindall and not just for jaffa cakes...

Posted by Derek on August 8, 2010 11:40 AM | Reply to this comment

Why did he get released from Rotheram?

Posted by AJPatterson on August 8, 2010 11:48 AM | Reply to this comment

This probably tells us a bit about who's in the academy for Glasgow, now they're being allocated direct to the 2 pro teams.

Murray McConnell, scrum half for West and Gordon Reid, prop for Ayr are no surprises but Finlay Gillies was hooker for Heriots last season and Michael Doneghan was winger with Stew Mel. Looks like the SRU are being pragmatic and moving players up and down the M8 to fill gaps.

Er, Rotherham didn't think much of Stevie Swindall last year and he didn't play much. Looks to have lost his way, maybe this is a chance for him to find it again.

Posted by a.mclean on August 8, 2010 12:56 PM | Reply to this comment

I was the game yesterday, o'toole looked like an excellent acquisition at back row if we sign him. Was all over the park and causing chaos at the contact also scored two good tries. A point to note was that fleming was playing for dundee. With the little ball he got he looked very sharp. His first touch of the ball in his own 22 saw him sidestep o'hare and burn the rest of the defence taking him up into the warriors 5m line! he has real pace to burn! he then went on a mazy run down the other wing after a quick 22 drop out. Wilson looked like a strong ball carrier, weirs kicking was pinpoint as usual! was anyone else at the game?

Posted by AlanD on August 8, 2010 02:03 PM | Reply to this comment

Why does SL need to have Stevie Swindell on trial, surely he knows his strengths and weaknesses. If he wants to take him back, why release him in the first place?

Posted by Moody Blue on August 9, 2010 07:22 AM | Reply to this comment

AJP, think you'll find when the names emerge that the Glasgow Academy players are Michael Doneghan (moving to Stirling Co from Stew Mel), James Johnstone, Stuart Hogg, Kerr Gossman, George Hunter, Finlay Gillies and Nick Campbell.

Murray McConnell hasn't made it this year, because they want to give him another year's development; and neither is Gordon Reid there, though why not is a mystery to many at Ayr. It's good to know they were involved at Dundee though as that implies there is a wider trench of club players they are keeping in touch with

Posted by AJ Patterson on August 9, 2010 04:56 PM | Reply to this comment

Eh well, Murray is still 17 so I guess they'll be cautious, the Magners is a big step up.

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