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January 22, 2022

Glasgow Warriors 30 - 38 Stade Rochelais

Champions Cup match played at Scotstoun on Saturday January 22nd 2022 | No comments

Josh McKay gave Glasgow the lead early in the second half
Glasgow Warriors went down to a 38-30 defeat to a powerful Stade Rochelais at Scotstoun this evening.

Warriors will have to wait until Sunday and results elsewhere to see whether they have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions Cup.

Clermont Auvergne's defeat to Ulster, meant a win would have confirmed the Warriors' progress into the last-16, but they produced a disappointing display.

The Scotstoun men struggled to deal with the power of the French, who went into the break 15-9 ahead thanks to tries from Raymond Rhule and Paul Bourdehent with Warriors responding via three Ross Thompson penalties.

Despite the difference in physicality, Warriors initially started the second period well as Josh McKay's converted try moved them in front, but their habit of backing up one mistake with another, came back to haunt them as Pierre Bourgarit charged across the whitewash.

As they did against Exeter last week, Warriors began chasing the game too early and rejected a kickable penalty that would have kept them in the contest. From the kick to the corner Warriors' rolling maul went wrong and the visitors went the length of the field to grab the bonus-point through Pierre Boudehent.

Ollie Smith's late double made the score more flattering for Warriors but the same old mistakes and the power of the Frenchmen had already put the game out of their reach.

Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Glasgow head coach Danny Wilson said: "The boys went out second half and scored some nice tries, but ultimately we came up short", he said. "We gave up some soft tries - our own errors fed the opposition.

"Breakdown was an issue for us, our choice of tackles was poor - we went high against a big team and gave them momentum.

"We'll see what happens tomorrow and see what that means going forward."

Referee Karl Dickson (England)
Team
1
Oli Kebble
2
Fraser Brown
3
Zander Fagerson
4
Scott Cummings
5
Richie Gray
6
Matt Fagerson
7
Rory Darge
8
Jack Dempsey
9
Ali Price
10
Ross Thompson
11
Rufus McLean
12
Sam Johnson
13
Sione Tuipulotu
14
Kyle Steyn
15
Josh McKay
Sub
George Turner
Sub
Jamie Bhatti
Sub
Simon Berghan
Sub
Kiran McDonald
Sub
Ryan Wilson
Sub
George Horne
Sub
Duncan Weir
Sub
Ollie Smith
Match Substitutions
Off On
Fraser Brown George Turner
Off On
Oli Kebble Jamie Bhatti
Off On
Ali Price George Horne
Off On
Scott Cummings Kiran McDonald
Off On
Zander Fagerson Simon Berghan
Off On
Matt Fagerson Ryan Wilson
Off On
Ross Thompson Duncan Weir
Off On
Josh McKay Ollie Smith
Scorers
Ross Thompson Penalty
Ross Thompson Penalty
Ross Thompson Penalty
Josh McKay Try 
Ross Thompson Conversion
Ollie Smith Try 
Duncan Weir Conversion
Ollie Smith Try 
Ollie Smith Conversion