December 28, 2019
Edinburgh 29 - 19 Glasgow Warriors
GUINNESS PRO14 match played at Murrayfield on Saturday December 28th 2019 | No comments
Huw Jones went over for Glasgow's first try Glasgow Warriors leave Murrayfield empty handed after today's defeat to Edinburgh.
A penalty try and Darcy Graham's late score - the winger's second of the afternoon - won the game for Edinburgh in a contest that hung in the balance until the final two minutes.
Scott Cummings and George Horne had twice put Glasgow ahead from close range in an entertaining second half after the sides were locked at 7-7 at the interval.
"It was an arm-wrestle for a big chunk of it," said Dave Rennie at full-time.
"We got our nose in front a couple of times in the second half but to Edinburgh's credit, they kept coming back and I thought they played really well. They were pretty clinical, a couple of their tries came from us on possession turnovers so we've got to give them credit."
Warriors had the bulk of possession but couldn't make the most of it and they frequently turned over the ball to heap pressure on themselves.
"I thought we got a bit lateral. We've got to square up and ask questions of the defence a bit more often," said Rennie.
"We had possession late in the game, we tried to steal the game and we knock it on, they go wide and go the length of the field."
As happened in last week's win at Scotstoun, poor Glasgow lineout play gave Edinburgh the opening they needed on several occasions.
"They don't tend to play from deep but if you have a lineout and turn it over, they've got a lot of numbers in the line and a lot of space so that was a little bit different," he said.
"We turned over a line-out in a good position and they went the length of the field and scored.
"It's hard to win big games with the amount of errors we made."
But the Kiwi is confident the line-out can be cleaned up ahead of the second half of the season.
"A couple of them were over-throws, uncontested line-outs where maybe we've overthrown them a little bit," he said.
"The lineout isn't terminal, it's been excellent all year but the last couple of weeks, we've lost three or four."