October 28, 2022
Glasgow Warriors 37 - 0 Benetton
United Rugby Championship match played at Scotstoun on Friday October 28th 2022 | No comments
Sione Vailanu marked his home debut with two tries Glasgow scored six tries in a comfortable 37-0 win over Benetton in this evening's URC meeting at Scotstoun.
Sione Vailanu went over for two tries, while Sebastian Cancelliere, Stafford McDowall, Fraser Brown and Rufus McLean also crossed, while Domingo Miotti kicked seven points.
The hosts made a bright start and took a 10th-minute lead when Vailanu - making his first start and home debut - scooped the ball from the base of an unguarded ruck near halfway and spotted a gap in the Benetton line.
Only Giacomo Da Re stood in his way and the Italian fly-half fell for the dummy, allowing the Tongan number eight to cross the line.
Warriors struggled to build on their lead, but Miotti added a ruck penalty from in front just before the half-hour mark and the home side finally clicked back into gear just before the interval with two quick tries.
Cancelliere made the most of a cute chip over the top by Jamie Dobie, and McDowall crossed following a break from deep by Josh McKay.
That second try was scored while Benetton full-back Rhyno Smith was in the sin bin for a late tackle on Miotti in the lead-up to Cancelliere's try.
Within moments of his return to the field, the visitors were down to 14 men again. This time replacement prop Thomas Gallo was yellow carded for riding up the side of a Warriors maul.
Glasgow kicked to the corner again and claimed the bonus-point try through hooker Brown off the back of another line-out drive.
They then repeated the trick nine minutes later, with Vailanu adding the final touch on this occasion.
It looked like Cancelliere had claimed his brace a few moments later, but the TMO ruled there had been a forward pass during the build-up.
The sixth try eventually arrived when McLean managed to gather his own hack ahead - only after it had bounced awkwardly between his legs - and flop over the line.