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April 24, 2021
Benetton 46 - 19 Glasgow Warriors
Rainbow Cup match played at Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Saturday April 24th 2021 | No comments
Cole Forbes scored his first try for Glasgow Glasgow Warriors went down to an embarrassing 46-19 defeat to Benetton in today's Rainbow Cup meeting in Treviso.
A rampant Benetton team were out of sight early in the second half before a late flurry from Glasgow made the scoreline slightly less dismal than it could have been.
The Italians had converted two tries inside six minutes, with Monty Ioane and Niccolo Cannone touching down.
Cannone added another score to give his side a 21-0 interval lead while Toa Halafihi, Michele Lamaro and Gianmarco Lucchesi also scored.
Benetton were 38-0 ahead by the time the Warriors finally troubled the scorers. Full-back Cole Forbes - one of the few Glasgow players who looked up for it - went the length of the pitch after a quick goal line drop out from Ian Keatley. Further tries from Nick Grigg and Keatley, who converted two, made the scoreline slightly less embarrassing.
Fraser Brown "That was a pretty lamentable, embarrassing performance," said Fraser Brown after the match. "It's the most embarrassing performance I've ever been involved in with Glasgow.
"I can't emphasise enough how gutting it is for everyone to know that that's what we've done. But we can't dwell on that. We've got to attack it as professionals and find solutions, and make sure that when we come back into training that we don't forget about this.
"This is a marker for us. This is what has to push us on for the rest of the season and into next season as well.
"I just thought we were lazy, to be honest. We didn't work hard enough off the ball to try to get into our shape to stress them.
"In the brief moments that we kept our shape we worked hard together. We created opportunities for ourselves. It's difficult, because they just out-enthused us, especially in that first half-hour."
Next up for Glasgow is a double header with Edinburgh on 7 and 15 May