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November 23, 2012

Glasgow Warriors 0 - 6 Leinster

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Scotstoun on Friday November 23rd 2012 | No comments

Josh Strauss punched holes in the Leinster line, but Glasgow couldn't capitalise
Glasgow's winning run in the PRO12 came to an end with a defeat to Leinster in a dour game at Scotstoun.

Head coach Gregor Townsend said: "I thought we defended very well in the first half but we didn't capitalise on the pressure we had in the second. We dominated the territory in the second forty but found it difficult to string more than three phases of play together.

"We made some mistakes, whether of our own making or through the weather, but I thought it was a game we could have won."

Ian Madigan put the visitors ahead with a penalty and they continued to press throughout the opening quarter.

A yellow card for Tom Ryder piled further pressure on the hosts, but the Irish province struggled to take the opportunities that presented themselves.

Glasgow's scramble defence was excellent and they rode out the period with Ryder off the field.

But both sides were finding it difficult to hold on to the ball and the half ended with Leinster narrowly in the lead.

The match continued in the same vein in the second period with Leinster having most of the early pressure.

Chris Fusaro became the second Warriors' player to be sin-binned as they once again succumbed to their own ill-discipline. And Madigan made no mistake from the resultant chance to extend the visitors' advantage to 6-0 with 30 minutes remaining.

Glasgow finally found a foothold in the match but opportunities went begging as Pete Horne and Scott Wight both missed from the tee, and that ended their hopes of a comeback.

The Warriors now travel to Munster and Thomond Park as they look to bounce back from their first defeat in the RaboDirect PRO12 in seven matches.

Referee N Hennesey (WRU)
Attendance 3,970
Team
1
Ofa Fainga'anuku
2
Pat MacArthur
3
Michael Cusack
4
Tom Ryder
5
Tim Swinson
6
Robert Harley
7
Chris Fusaro
8
Josh Strauss
9
Sean Kennedy
10
Ruaridh Jackson
11
DTH van der Merwe
12
Peter Horne
13
Alex Dunbar
14
Tommy Seymour
15
Peter Murchie
Sub
Finlay Gillies
Sub
George Hunter
Sub
Moray Low
Sub
James Eddie
Sub
Ryan Wilson
Sub
George Graham
Sub
Scott Wight
Sub
Byron McGuigan
Match Substitutions
Off On
Ofa Fainga'anuku George Hunter
Off On
Tommy Seymour Byron McGuigan
Off On
Ruaridh Jackson Scott Wight
Off On
Chris Fusaro Ryan Wilson
Off On
George Hunter Moray Low
Off On
Josh Strauss James Eddie
Off On
Pat MacArthur Finlay Gillies