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March 04, 2017

Glasgow Warriors 47 - 17 Dragons

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Scotstoun on Saturday March 4th 2017 | No comments

Nick Grigg went over for two tries
Warriors secured an impressive 47-17 victory Dragons to keep their PRO12 top-four hopes alive.

A brace of tries from centre Nick Grigg and two conversions from the boot of Peter Horne were enough to keep the Warriors ahead of their Welsh visitors at the interval. They managed a solo effort from Rynard Landman and a penalty and conversion from Angus O'Brien.

Rory Hughes, Ratu Tagive on his home debut, Lee Jones, Mark Bennett and Horne wrapped up the bonus point for Glasgow.

Tyler Morgan went over for the visitors late on, with Dorian Jones converting.

The Warriors wanted to put their play-off bid back on track after consecutive defeats, put couldn't take an early lead when Bennett dragged his long-range penalty wide.

It was the Dragons who eventually went ahead on 14 minutes when O'Brien kicked a penalty after Tim Swinson was penalised for not rolling away.

Things got even better for Dragons when Landman powered his way over from close range after impressive work from the forwards.

That was as good as it got for the Welsh side as Glasgow piled on 47 unanswered points.

Nick Grigg made room for himself in midfield and outpaced the defence for the Warriors' opening try, before adding a second seven minutes later. Peter Horne converted both to give Warriors a 14-10 lead at the interval.

The Warriors continued where they left off after the break, Rory Hughes cutting a perfect line that broke the Dragons defence and using his power the winger wrestled his way over the line. Horne converted to hand the Warriors an 11-point cushion.

Ratu Tagive caught a clever cross-field kick from Horne to touch down for his first try followed by Lee Jones, who jinked his way over after a break from Mark Bennett.

Bennett grabbed his own, running in from his own half, followed by Horne to complete the rout.

Dragons did manage a consolation score in injury time through Morgan, with Jones converting.

Referee Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Attendance 7,096
Man of the Match Brian Alainu'uese
Team
1
Alex Allan
2
Corey Flynn
3
D'arcy Rae
4
Tim Swinson
5
Brian Alainu'uese
6
Robert Harley
7
Simone Favaro
8
Richie Vernon
9
Henry Pyrgos
10
Peter Horne
11
Rory Hughes
12
Nick Grigg
13
Mark Bennett
14
Lee Jones
15
Peter Murchie
Sub
Pat MacArthur
Sub
Jamie Bhatti
Sub
Sila Puafisi
Sub
Scott Cummings
Sub
Chris Fusaro
Sub
Nemia Kenatale
Sub
Brandon Thomson
Sub
Ratu Tagive
Match Substitutions
Off On
Richie Vernon Scott Cummings
Off On
Matt Smith Ratu Tagive
Off On
Corey Flynn Pat MacArthur
Off On
Alex Allan Nick Grigg Jamie Bhatti
Off On
D'arcy Rae Sila Puafisi
Off On
Simon Favaro Chris Fusaro
Off On
Henry Pyrgos Nemia Kenatale
Off On
Mark Bennett Brandon Thomson