May 21, 2022
Edinburgh 28 - 11 Glasgow Warriors
United Rugby Championship match played at Murrayfield on Saturday May 21st 2022 | No comments
Ollie Smith went over for Glasgow's only try Glasgow's run of poor results continued with a 28-11 defeat to Edinburgh at Murrayfield this evening.
The result means Edinburgh win the 1872 Cup, win the URC's Scottish-Italian shield, and qualify for next season's European Champions Cup.
Glasgow will have to settle for the European Challenge Cup and now face a daunting trip to play Leinster in the quarter-finals of the URC.
Mike Blair's men were in control throughout with Blair Kinghorn, Magnus Bradbury and Damien Hoyland going over for tries.
Emiliano Boffelli converted two of those tries and kicked three penalties, while Glasgow's only response came via Ollie Smith's score and a brace of Ross Thompson three-pointers.
Glasgow head coach Danny Wilson said his team had only themselves to blame for the defeat.
"The numbers that really stood out were our penalty count and our turnover rate," he said. "Especially the types of penalty we gave away, that was really unlike us. It's an area we've improved a lot this season in terms of discipline, but that went back the other way in this match. It was a derby and our discipline was poor.
"When we did create some speed of ball and get in behind, we failed to execute. Our turnover rate was too high.
"I look at our season as a whole and for about 80 per cent we were around the top four in the league, had some massive wins and played some good rugby," Wilson concluded. "Where we've fallen away is the tail end of the year. Five away games on the bounce has taken its toll."