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October 01, 2011

Cardiff Blues 13 - 34 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday October 1st 2011 | 3 comments

Tommy Seymour grabbed Glasgow's third try
Glasgow Warriors claimed their second victory on the road this season, rounding it off with a fourth try on the final whistle to claim the bonus point in Cardiff.

Three opportunistic tries and a perfect kicking record for outside-half Duncan Weir were enough to put Glasgow comfortably ahead before an Alex Dunbar break and Stuart Hogg touchdown gave the Warriors their try bonus.

Glasgow opened the scoring with a try by scrum-half Colin Gregor. It was made by full-back Stuart Hogg, who emerged from a maul when several would-be tacklers seemed to let him go.

Hogg was suddenly left in the open to give the scoring pass to the supporting Gregor.

The Blues hit back with a Ceri Sweeney penalty before Sweeney turned creator, a cross-kick going to centre Gavin Evans who slipped the ball back inside for fellow centre Casey Laulala to score.

Glasgow got their noses back in front when flanker James Eddie ran 40 yards for a try from the base of the scrum, number eight Johnnie Beattie taking the ball wide and then passing back inside to the flanker.

Glasgow ended the half with a series of scrums on the Blues line. Eventually home scrum-half Lewis Jones was given a yellow card for trying to get at the ball from an offside position as the home pack were under pressure.

Glasgow outside-half Duncan Weir kicked the penalty to go with his two successful conversions and maintain his perfect kicking record as the visitors went into half-time with a 17-8 lead.

Sweeney had a chance to narrow the gap straight after the break, but his penalty hit the outside of the post from 35 yards out.

That was the end of the match for Jones. When his 10 minutes were up, the Blues brought on replacement scrum-half Richie Rees, with centre Dafydd Hewitt coming on for Evans in a double substitution to try to change things.

However it was Glasgow who went further ahead with right wing Tommy Seymour intercepting a laboured pass by Blues lock Deiniol Jones and sprinting 40 metres to the line. Weir converted once again.

The Blues stepped up their pressure and that paid off when Sweeney charged down a defensive kick from Hogg, flanker Michael Paterson leaping highest to take the rebound and flop over the line to score the try. Sweeney again missed the conversion and soon gave way to Gareth Davies.

Glasgow scrum pressure brought them another penalty and Weir was able to add his fifth kick from in front of the posts to put the visitors further ahead.

Referee John Lacey(Ireland)
Man of the Match Colin Gregor
Gordon Reid
Finlay Gillies
Michael Cusack
Tom Ryder
Rob Verbakel
James Eddie
Robert Harley
John Beattie
Colin Gregor
Duncan Weir
Colin Shaw
Troy Nathan
Rob Dewey
Tommy Seymour
Stuart Hogg
Pat MacArthur
Ryan Grant
Ed Kalman
Rory Pitman
Ryan Wilson
Henry Pyrgos
Alex Dunbar
Peter Horne
Match Substitutions
Off On
Gordon Reid Ryan Grant
Off On
Finlay Gillies Pat MacArthur
Off On
Michael Cusack Ed Kalman
Off On
Rob Dewey Peter Horne
Off On
Tom Ryder Ryan Wilson
Off On
Troy Nathan Alex Dunbar
Off On
Duncan Weir Henry Pyrgos
Off On
Rob Verbakel Rory Pitman
Colin Gregor Try 
Duncan Weir Conversion
James Eddie Try 
Duncan Weir Conversion
Duncan Weir Penalty
Tommy Seymour Try 
Duncan Weir Conversion
Duncan Weir Penalty
Stuart Hogg Try 
Colin Gregor Conversion
Posted by coruisk on October 2, 2011 12:46 AM | Reply to this comment

Great display from 1 to 23 - Cusack looks like a great addition to the squad.

Posted by gristedes on October 2, 2011 09:22 AM | Reply to this comment

Good show from the whole team. Keep it up!!

Posted by Hugues on October 4, 2011 11:03 AM | Reply to this comment

Beating a side with loads of big names...
It would be excellent if the side can compete with consistency all the season.

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