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September 15, 2018

Cheetahs 24 - 52 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Toyota Stadium on Saturday September 15th 2018 | No comments

Adam Hastings got Warriors off to a fast start
Warriors scored seven tries as they ran out 52-24 winners over Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this evening.

The hosts led 19-14 at the interval thanks to tries from William Small-Smith, Malcolm Jaer and Nico Lee, while Adam Hastings and Ali Price crossed for Warriors.

Three tries in the first 10 minutes of the second half turned the contest, with Tommy Seymour, Price and DTH van der Merwe all crossing, and after Jaer touched down for the second time, Callum Gibbins and George Horne went over and Hastings took his personal tally to 22 points.

Glasgow's seven-try win was their third from three league outings and they top Conference A with 14 points.

Warriors face a wait to find out the extent of a lower leg injury to Zander Fagerson that forced the Scotland prop from the field in the second-half.

Head coach Rennie told BBC Scotland he was waiting to "find out more".

"It's a lower-leg injury. He's at hospital at the moment," the New Zealander said.

Following a "loose" first half, Rennie was pleased by the "massive work" done by his pack.

"It's hard to go past the engine-room guys like Rob Harley, Jonny Gray and Callum Gibbins - just massive," he said.

"We forced them to make a lot of tackles and while we made a couple of errors that hurt us, we benefited second-half when they fatigued a bit."

Rennie confirmed Centre Nick Grigg and co-captain Ryan Wilson will be available for next weekend's trip to Southern Kings, having missed Saturday's win through illness and a knee injury respectively.

However, Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg may still be sidelined with an ankle problem.

"We'll assess Hoggy as we go. Once the swelling comes down it's a litle bit tender, so we'll be cautious around that," Rennie said.

Referee Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Attendance
Man of the Match Adam Hastings
Team
1
Oli Kebble
2
Fraser Brown
3
Zander Fagerson
4
Scott Cummings
5
Jonny Gray
6
Robert Harley
7
Callum Gibbins
8
Adam Ashe
9
Ali Price
10
Adam Hastings
11
DTH van der Merwe
12
Peter Horne
13
Alex Dunbar
14
Tommy Seymour
15
Ruaridh Jackson
Sub
George Turner
Sub
Alex Allan
Sub
D'arcy Rae
Sub
Matt Fagerson
Sub
Chris Fusaro
Sub
George Horne
Sub
Nick Frisby
Sub
Huw Jones
Match Substitutions
Off On
Oli Kebble Alex Allan
Off On
Zander Fagerson D'arcy Rae
Off On
Scott Cummings Chris Fusaro
Off On
Ali Price George Horne
Off On
Fraser Brown George Turner
Off On
Alex Dunbar Huw Jones
Off On
Adam Ashe Matt Fagerson
Off On
DTH van der Merwe Nick Frisby