August 29, 2015
Canada 19 - 12 Glasgow Warriors
Friendly match played at Graves Oakley Memorial ParK, Halifax on Saturday August 29th 2015 | No comments
Glenn Bryce opened the scoring for Glasgow Nova Scotia remains in Canadian hands after Glasgow Warriors lost out in today's Battle for New Scotland in Halifax.
The match against Canada rounds off Glasgow's pre-season matches with the new PRO12 campaign kicking off next week with the visit of Scarlets to Scotstoun.
Glasgow tries came from Glenn Bryce and Junior Bulumakau with Scott Wight kicking a conversion.
Predictably, it was DTH van der Merwe that went over for the score that sealed the match for Canada.
The Canadians now head to England to finalise their preparations for the Rugby World Cup. They have two more warm up games against Georgia and Fiji.
The Warriors opened the scoring early when outside centre Glenn Bryce crossed but 11 minutes later second-row Jamie Cudmore went over for Canada. Nathan Hirayama's conversion pushed the home side 7-5 ahead.
Matt Evans doubled Canada's tally with a converted score just before the half-hour mark.
Glasgow fly-half Rory Clegg was yellow-carded before the break for an intentional knock-on.
The second period saw the Warriors pressure the Canadian line but tight defensive work kept the PRO12 champions out.
In hot conditions in Halifax, water breaks were being taken and following the 60-minute fluids Glasgow continued their assault on Canada's try-line, with home second-row Evan Olmstead being yellow-carded in the process.
Nine minutes from time the Warriors managed to close the margin to two points when replacement Junior Bulumakau showed great agility to touch down in the corner, but two minutes from time up stepped DTH to seal the victory for Canada.
After the match, Gregor Townsend said: "I was pleased with a lot of aspects of individual play especially in the second-half when young guys were coming off the bench.
"We were disappointed with aspects of our accuracy and the players and coaches will need to work hard to improve that.
"We've got to make sure we put what we've learned from two defeats in Clermont & Canada into a winning performance on Saturday."