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September 10, 2021

Worcester Warriors 22 - 27 Glasgow Warriors

Friendly match played at Sixways on Friday September 10th 2021 | No comments

Rufus McLean went over for two tries
Glasgow Warriors rounded off their pre-season fixtures with a win over Worcester in an entertaining match at Sixways.

Ross Thompson's early penalty to put Glasgow ahead showed Danny Wilson's men had come to Sixways for a win, rather than the "give everyone a run out" feel of last week's meeting with Newcastle.

Glasgow enjoyed much of the early pressure but it was Worcester who showed the greater cutting edge as England centre Ollie Lawrence made the first try for scrum half Willi Heinz and then scored the second with a break of his own.

Glasgow continued to pressure Worcester but it was through an interception that they finally crossed the line with Rufus McLean showing his pace to go in from his own half.

Shortly after the break full back Melani Nanai extended Worcester's lead, but Glasgow hit back with lock Lewis Bean going over from short range.

Former Worcester Warrior Duncan Weir entered the fray to a great welcome from the Sixways crowd and it was the stand-off's perfect cross kick that was collected by McClean who side-stepped two defenders to go in at the posts.

Weir and Billy Searle exchanged penalties, but Glasgow held out for the 27-22 win.

"Last week wasn't about winning, it was about the first hit out and getting the lads playing some rugby, but tonight was about coming here to get an away win because our next game will be about winning away so we came here to do that," explained head coach Wilson.

"There were a couple of sticky moments in the first half when they were attacking well and the whole game was very physical, but in the second half in particular some guys took their opportunities so we have some headaches ahead of the first selection.

"It is a case of small stepping stones in pre-season, but getting everybody out there playing and no major injuries is good - but we won't read too much into it.

"Still, when you set out your stall to play hard and get a win, not just giving people a game, then it is good to get a win and the players will get some confidence because of that."

Referee Adam Leal (England)
Attendance
Man of the Match
Team
1
Tom Lambert
2
Johnny Matthews
3
Simon Berghan
4
Lewis Bean
5
Richie Gray
6
Scott Cummings
7
Rory Darge
8
Ryan Wilson
9
George Horne
10
Ross Thompson
11
Cole Forbes
12
Sam Johnson
13
Sione Tuipulotu
14
Rufus McLean
15
Stafford McDowall
Sub
Grant Stewart
Sub
Brad Thyer
Sub
Murray McCallum
Sub
Murphy Walker
Sub
Robert Harley
Sub
Max Williamson
Sub
Rory Jackson
Sub
Tom Gordon
Sub
Jack Dempsey
Sub
Jamie Dobie
Sub
Duncan Weir
Sub
Peter Horne
Sub
Nick Grigg
Sub
Ollie Smith
Sub
Finlay Callaghan
Scorers
Ross Thompson Penalty
Rufus McLean Try (Vote as Try Of The Month for September 2021)
Ross Thompson Conversion
Lewis Bean Try (Vote as Try Of The Month for September 2021)
Ross Thompson Conversion
Rufus McLean Try (Vote as Try Of The Month for September 2021)
Duncan Weir Conversion
Duncan Weir Penalty