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August 03, 2012

Castres 20 - 17 Glasgow Warriors

Friendly match played at Lacaune on Friday August 3rd 2012 | No comments

Byron McGuigan went over for Glasgow
Glasgow Warriors were edged out by Castres in this evening's training match in Lacaune.

Glasgow tries came from new boys Byron McGuigan and Taylor Paris. Ruaridh Jackson converted both scores and added a penalty. Glasgow looked like they would snatch the win but a late pushover try, with Jackson in the sin-bin, gave Castres the win.

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend told www.glasgowwarriors.org: "It’s good to get a solid 80 minutes under our belts against a side who are only a fortnight away from competitive rugby in the Top 14.

“We didn’t start all that well, which perhaps wasn’t a huge surprise given the heat and the fact this was our first time on the pitch together, but we really picked up in the second half and played some impressive rugby.

“Taylor and Byron took their tries very well, and I was really pleased with the shift that Tommy Seymour, Peter Murchie and Fraser Thomson put in.

“The pack worked very hard for each other as always, and Angus Macdonald showed just why we brought him here in the way he defended and read the game.

“I was impressed with [Elite Development player] Adam Ashe at No.8, and I’d also like to mention [Dundee lock] Andrew Redmayne and [Gala scrum-half] George Graham who have done everything we’ve asked of them all week and didn’t look anything like out of place when they came on.

“Clearly, we’d have liked to win, but the object of the exercise was getting ourselves up to speed and working on our patterns and understanding, and on those fronts we can certainly be satisfied with what we achieved.”

Team
1
Gordon Reid
2
Finlay Gillies
3
Ed Kalman
4
Nick Campbell
5
Tim Swinson
6
Angus Macdonald
7
Chris Fusaro
8
Adam Ashe
9
Murray McConnell
10
Scott Wight
11
Fraser Thomson
12
Troy Nathan
13
Byron McGuigan
14
Tommy Seymour
15
Peter Murchie
Sub
Pat MacArthur
Sub
Moray Low
Sub
George Hunter
Sub
Andrew Redmayne
Sub
Ryan Wilson
Sub
Henry Pyrgos
Sub
Ruaridh Jackson
Sub
Alex Dunbar
Sub
George Graham
Sub
Taylor Paris
Scorers
Taylor Paris Try 
Ruaridh Jackson Conversion
Ruaridh Jackson Penalty
Byron McGuigan Try 
Ruaridh Jackson Conversion