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September 03, 2021

Glasgow Warriors 7 - 12 Newcastle Falcons

Friendly match played at Scotstoun on Friday September 3rd 2021 | No comments

Sione Tuipulotu had a first run out in Glasgow colours
Supporters were back in Scotstoun for the first time in 559 days to watch Glasgow Warriors take on Newcastle in a pre-season challenge match.

Two late tries from Newcastle saw them to the win after Duncan Weir had marked his return to Scotstoun with a try to give Glasgow the lead at the break.

Newcastle drew level after 65 minutes when Callum Chick intercepted on halfway, and made it all the way to the line. Will Haydon-Wood converted to make it 7-7.

Warriors passed up opportunities to edge ahead and with the clock inside the final minute, Newcastle's George Wacokecoke broke clear to touch down in the left corner. The conversion was missed and the final whistle sounded.

Stafford McDowall and Sione Tuipulotu impressed in the Glasgow midfield but there will be concerns as Ratu Tagive was forced off with a suspected broken jaw.

Glasgow coach Danny Wilson was relatively pleased by the performance if not the result. "The first thing is it's brilliant to have the fans here, and brilliant to have an atmosphere in the ground," the head coach said.

"I was a little bit disappointed in that last try for the result not to go our way. I thought the amount of opportunities we created, especially in the first 50 minutes - we've got to put some of those away. On another day we will. We were a little bit rusty in a pre-season friendly, but there were lots of encouraging things and we got lots of contact under our belt ready for the next game."

Referee Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Attendance 3464
Man of the Match Duncan Weir
Team
1
Tom Lambert
2
Johnny Matthews
3
Murray McCallum
4
Lewis Bean
5
Richie Gray
6
Kiran McDonald
7
Rory Darge
8
Ryan Wilson
9
Sean Kennedy
10
Duncan Weir
11
Ratu Tagive
12
Stafford McDowall
13
Sione Tuipulotu
14
Rufus McLean
15
Ollie Smith
Sub
Grant Stewart
Sub
George Thornton
Sub
Murphy Walker
Sub
Max Williamson
Sub
Robert Harley
Sub
Scott Cummings
Sub
Tom Gordon
Sub
Rory Jackson
Sub
Jamie Dobie
Sub
Ross Thompson
Sub
Peter Horne
Sub
Logan Trotter
Sub
Finlay Callaghan
Sub
Cole Forbes
Sub
Nick Grigg
Scorers
Duncan Weir Try (Vote as Try Of The Month for September 2021)
Duncan Weir Conversion