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August 18, 2018

Glasgow Warriors 50 - 17 Harlequins

Friendly match played at North Inch on Saturday August 18th 2018 | No comments

Alex Allan goes over for a try (Photo courtesy of M. Prentice)
Glasgow's preparations for the new season continued with a 50-17 win over Harlequins at North Inch this afternoon.

Nearly 6000 supporters turned up to watch the pre-season challenge match in Perth and they were richly entertained with a promising performance from a the Glasgow side.

Warriors went over for eight tries coming from Paddy Kelly, Rory Hughes, Matt Smith, Alex Allan, Nick Frisby, Adam Ashe and a double from sponsor's man-of-the-match Nikola Matawalu. Brandon Thomson and Adam Hastings kicked the extras.

Dave Rennie said it was a "special" performance from the Fiji international.

Speaking to Warriors TV, the head coach said: "It's not just the tries he scored. The amount of times he got breaches and got in behind the defence with his work rate."

With Scotland's summer tourists yet to return to match action, Rennie fielded numerous younger players against the English Premiership visitors, and was pleased with how they performed.

"We had a lot of young men out there who really put their hand up today," he said.

"The guys know we are going to pick on form and it's great they're putting pressure on the big boys.

"We've worked really hard on improving our skill-set and we saw evidence of that. We showed a bit more patience today which was good."

Referee Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Attendance 5,918
Man of the Match Nikola Matawalu
Team
1
Oli Kebble
2
James Malcolm
3
D'arcy Rae
4
Scott Cummings
5
Jonny Gray
6
Bruce Flockhart
7
Chris Fusaro
8
Matt Smith
9
Nick Frisby
10
Brandon Thomson
11
Lelia Masaga
12
Patrick Kelly
13
Sam Johnson
14
Robbie Nairn
15
Rory Hughes
Sub
Kevin Bryce
Sub
Grant Stewart
Sub
Alex Allan
Sub
Adam Nicol
Sub
Greg Peterson
Sub
Robert Harley
Sub
Tom Gordon
Sub
Kaleem Barreto
Sub
Adam Hastings
Sub
Ratu Tagive
Sub
Stafford McDowall
Sub
Alex Dunbar
Sub
Joe Reynolds
Sub
Nikola Matawalu
Sub
Ruaridh Jackson
Sub
Adam Ashe