August 19, 2017
Glasgow Warriors 14 - 19 Northampton Saints
Friendly match played at Bridgehaugh on Saturday August 19th 2017 | No comments
Adam Ashe finished off a fine team try A young Glasgow team lost out to Northampton Saints in an entertaining encounter at Bridgehaugh this afternoon.
George Horne and Adam Ashe crossed for tries with Adam Hastings converting both scores in front of 2,532 supporters.
Two late tries gave an experienced Northampton side the victory but Glasgow supporters will be encouraged by the display of the young Warriors.
Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org after the game, head coach Dave Rennie said: "I'm really proud of the boys.
"We had a lot of young guys out on the field today, a lot of boys in their first hit out for the Warriors. They stood up really well.
"They'll learn heaps. We had six guys defending on the openside with no-one in front of them for their final try, so they'll learn from these crucial moments.
"What we know now though is, from our depth point of view, we've learnt a lot from today."
George Horne and Adam Ashe crossed for great tries as the Warriors now look ahead to their second pre-season fixture against the Dragons on Friday.
"The first one was just doing the obvious. It was great work from George Horne and Robbie Nairn," said Rennie.
"The second one was great - we'd defended for probably 20-odd phases and when we won the ball back, our ability to go the length of the field and keep the ball alive kept showing up.
"I was really happy with that, and was really pleased with the attitude of the players.
"We carried well and our clear-out generated us good ball, we just didn't build enough phases at times. For a first hit out though, we'll be better for it."