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January 06, 2018

Zebre 20 - 40 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO14 match played at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Saturday January 6th 2018 | No comments

Lee Jones went over for two tries
Glasgow Warriors secured a bonus-point PRO14 win over Zebre in Parma this afternoon.

The visitors had secured a bonus point by half-time, with Matt Fagerson, Lee Jones and George Horne all crossing in addition to a penalty try.

Renato Giammarioli went over early for the hosts and Zebre's Maxime Mbanda and Tommaso D'Apice registered amid continued Glasgow scoring.

Jones and Nick Grigg took Warriors' tally of tries to six.

Dave Rennie's side have now won 12 of their 13 league matches this season, picking up 10 bonus points along the way. After the game the head coach said: "We scored a couple of excellent tries out wide and a couple of nice set piece ones too. The big men gave us a lot of go forward in that first half and I thought we were reasonably clinical.

"We fell off a few tackles in the second half and spent a long period in our end of the field but we scrambled pretty well.

"To get five points over here is a good result. Zebre are a good side, they like to offload and a huge number of offloads stuck for them today.

"Their ability to keep the ball alive was excellent and they asked some real questions of us. They play a good brand of footy but I'm happy with the way we stood up there."

George Horne was named Man of the Match for the second time this season scoring his seventh try of the campaign and Rennie was pleased with his performance as well as several others.

He said: "George Horne is putting a lot of pressure on the established nines and I thought that Nick Grigg gave us enormous go forward, he's a really hard to contain and it's great to see guys like that stepping up."

The game was Adam Ashe's first back from injury and after an early introduction Rennie is glad to be able to tick a few names of Glasgow's lengthy injury list.

He said: "Adam Ashe got 60 minutes and he did well to take the opportunity down the short side to set up George Horne's try.

"We've got a fair few injured at the moment so to see a few guys who haven't played an awful lot of footy recently coming back was good.

"We're creating competition for places which is what we want. We know we're going to be missing a fair few during the international window so they'll be important."

Referee Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Man of the Match George Horne
Alex Allan
Pat MacArthur
Siua Halanukonuka
Greg Peterson
Jonny Gray
Robert Harley
Chris Fusaro
Matt Fagerson
George Horne
Finn Russell
Nikola Matawalu
Nick Grigg
Huw Jones
Lee Jones
Ruaridh Jackson
James Malcolm
Oli Kebble
D'arcy Rae
Kiran McDonald
Adam Ashe
Henry Pyrgos
Peter Horne
Brandon Thomson
Match Substitutions
Off On
Chris Fusaro Adam Ashe
Off On
Pat MacArthur James Malcolm
Off On
Greg Peterson Kiran McDonald
Off On
Alex Allan Oli Kebble
Off On
Siua Halanukonuka D'arcy Rae
Off On
George Horne Henry Pyrgos
Off On
Finn Russell Peter Horne
Off On
Ruaridh Jackson Brandon Thomson