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March 30, 2019

Saracens 56 - 27 Glasgow Warriors

Champions Cup match played at Allianz Park on Saturday March 30th 2019 | No comments

Tim Swinson went off with an ankle injury
Glasgow's European campaign came to an end this afternoon with a heavy defeat at the hands of Saracens.

Glasgow scrum-half Ali Price and Saracens full-back Liam Williams both scored in a frantic first five minutes, but momentum swung Sarries' way after tries from David Strettle and Brad Barritt, before two Adam Hastings penalties reduced the hosts' lead to nine.

But second-half scores for Williams, Strettle, Jamie George and Nick Tompkins sealed the win for Saracens.

Replacement scrum-half George Horne and number eight Matt Fagerson scored consolation tries for Glasgow, whose hopes of reaching the Champions Cup last four for the first time have ended.

Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie bemoaned his side's errors as they were put to the sword.

"When you get to the big occasion, you need to front and perform better than we did," Rennie told BBC Scotland.

"We needed everyone to be on song but we made too many errors, especially kicking errors. We got dominated field position-wise and [there were] too many soft defensive efforts.

"I thought we defended well straight after [Price's try] and we got a turnover - and then Adam [Hastings] threw an offload that ended up down our end of the field and they scored not long after," Rennie said.

"You can't give a good side like Saracens opportunities - and we gave them plenty."

Lock Scott Cummings went off with a head injury in the first half and fellow second-row Tim Swinson was stretchered off with an ankle problem, which Rennie says "doesn't look too good".

Referee Nigel Owens (Wales)
Attendance
Team
1
Oli Kebble
2
Fraser Brown
3
Zander Fagerson
4
Tim Swinson
5
Scott Cummings
6
Robert Harley
7
Callum Gibbins
8
Matt Fagerson
9
Ali Price
10
Adam Hastings
11
Rory Hughes
12
Sam Johnson
13
Stafford McDowall
14
Kyle Steyn
15
Stuart Hogg
Sub
Kevin Bryce
Sub
Jamie Bhatti
Sub
Siua Halanukonuka
Sub
Jonny Gray
Sub
Chris Fusaro
Sub
George Horne
Sub
Peter Horne
Sub
Nikola Matawalu
Match Substitutions
Off On
Scott Cummings Jonny Gray
Off On
Rory Hughes Nikola Matawalu
Off On
Zander Fagerson Siua Halanukonuka
Off On
Ali Price George Horne
Off On
Callum Gibbins Chris Fusaro
Off On
Oli Kebble Jamie Bhatti
Off On
Tim Swinson Peter Horne
Off On
Fraser Brown Kevin Bryce