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March 22, 2008

Leinster 34 - 18 Glasgow Warriors

Celtic League match played at RDS Grounds on Friday March 21st 2008 | 3 comments

Colin Gregor was Glasgow's standout player
Glasgow lost out to Magners League leaders Leinster with basic errors undoing a lot of good work by the Warriors.

Glasgow started promisingly in terms of territory but they failed to turn that element-assisted advantage into a whirlwind start on the scoreboard.

Gregor slotted penalties after six and 16 minutes, the second of which came after Tom Evans' clever kick forced Rob Carney into deliberately palming the ball into touch to prevent a likely try.

But Leinster started to take control and Contepomi's boot brought them back into the game after 20 minutes.

And, three minutes later, Glasgow allowed Jennings to barge through for the opening try, converted by Contepomi.

It was Contepomi's clever chip through that set up Berne for the second try after 42 minutes.

And, after adding two more points with his conversion, Contepomi repeated the feat early in the second half, with Horgan the beneficiary.

Warriors started to exert some pressure of their own and Low collected a Sam Pinder pass to power through, with Gregor adding the conversion, after 68 minutes.

But Leinster rushed to the other end and Heaslip bundled over following a try-line ruck, with Contepomi again converting.

Gregor broke clear to set up Beattie, with the forward showing great pace before touching down.

However, Horgan dived over in the corner after a sweeping Leinster move.

Glasgow coach Sean Lineen said: "Some of our play was great and I cannot fault their effort.

"But, after we went 6-0 up after 25 minutes, Leinster struck back and their heads dipped.

"We lost six lineouts in the game and that's not good enough.

"Most of their tries came when we had the ball, but we were well beaten."

Referee Huw Watkins (Wales)
Attendance 11,730
Ed Kalman
Dougie Hall
Moray Low
Andy Newman
Dan Turner
James Eddie
Donnie Macfadyen
John Beattie
Sam Pinder
Colin Gregor
Thom Evans
Daryl Gibson
Graeme Morrison
Lome Fa'atau
Bernardo Stortoni
Eric Milligan
Justin Va'a
Opeta Palepoi
Richie Vernon
Ruaridh Jackson
Scott Barrow
Hefin O'Hare
Match Substitutions
Off On
Andy Newman Opeta Palepoi
Off On
Ed Kalman Justin Va'a
Off On
Lome Fa'atau Hefin O'Hare
Off On
Dougie Hall Eric Milligan
Off On
Donnie Macfadyen Richie Vernon
Off On
Sam Pinder Scott Barrow
Colin Gregor Penalty
Colin Gregor Penalty
Moray Low Try 
Colin Gregor Conversion
John Beattie Try 
Press play to listen to Sean Lineen talking to BBC Scotland about the defeat to Leinster or open the player in a new window (requires Adobe Flash.)
Posted by Osama bin Hidin on March 23, 2008 07:12 PM | Reply to this comment

Can anyone tell me why the Glasgow Herald has coverage of the Edinburgh game but no coverage of the Glasgow game, while the Scotsman has coverage of both? Perhaps I'm out of date but I thought the Scotsman used to be the "Edinburgh" paper while there was a bit of clue in the title of the other one...?

Posted by Phall on March 24, 2008 08:09 AM | Reply to this comment

There is coverage of the Leinster - Glasgow game. It was written by William Dick.

Posted by alsfan on March 23, 2008 09:26 PM | Reply to this comment

Kevin Ferrie does his best in "The Herald" .. it hasn't been "The Glasgow Herald" for many years!

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