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April 19, 2024

Glasgow Warriors 21 - 10 Hollywoodbet Sharks

United Rugby Championship match played at Scotstoun on Friday April 19th 2024 | No comments

Player of the Match Max Williamson went over for Glasgow's second try
Glasgow Warriors got the better of Hollywoodbet Sharks at Scotstoun this evening but they were made to work hard for their win.

Warriors scored all their points in the opening half with tries from George Horne, Max Williamson and Kyle Steyn paving the way to victory and Horne also succeeded with three conversions.

Sharks' points came courtesy of tries from Dan Jooste and Ntuthuko Mchunu either side of half-time.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Franco Smith says his side will be "disappointed as they weren't as clinical as they thought they could be" during their 21-10 win over Sharks.

"Very happy with the win," he told BBC Scotland. "Obviously to keep on winning at Scotstoun is fantastic for us. It helps with the morale.

"We will be disappointed we weren't as clinical as I thought we can be. Which is understandable, due to the amount of line speed and defence pressure that we've received from the Sharks in the second part of the game.

"We always knew it was going to be the case. They are a good outfit, they're a quality side. Some learnings to take into next week."

Smith said he was "frustrated" not to get the bonus point as they aim to finish as high as possible in the United Rugby Championship.

"But this team is still evolving," he added. "It still needs to get a lot better if we want to compete at the business end. I prefer to take the lessons learned.

"We want to finish as high as possible, but we want to also be comfortable with the brand that we play so that we can take it into the play-offs.

"Last year, we played some good rugby, scored a lot of tries and got stuck in the quarter-final. So we know we still need to build our brand and also understanding of what we need to do in the final."

Player of the match Williamson told Premier Sports that the Warriors "will be disappointed not to get the bonus point".

"We didn't stick to our game plan," the 21-year-old lock said. "Our plan was to try and apply ourselves onto them.

"We got into that 50-50 battle and that's not how we wanted to play it. I think the game got away from us a little bit and it fizzled out in the second half.

"We'll be a bit disappointed that we weren't able to get a bonus point and just with our performance in the second half. I think it got a bit messy. That's not really how we wanted to play it, but we got the win, so that's good."

Referee Federico Vedovelli (Italy)
Man of the Match Max Williamson
Nathan McBeth
Johnny Matthews
Zander Fagerson
Max Williamson
Scott Cummings
Matt Fagerson
Henco Venter
Jack Dempsey
George Horne
Tom Jordan
Facundo Cordero
Sione Tuipulotu
Stafford McDowall
Kyle Steyn
Kyle Rowe
Gregor Hiddleston
Oli Kebble
Lucio Sordoni
Sintu Manjezi
Ally Miller
Tom Gordon
Jamie Dobie
Ross Thompson
Match Substitutions
Off On
Nathan McBeth Oli Kebble
Off On
Johnny Matthews Gregor Hiddleston
Off On
Zander Fagerson Lucio Sordoni
Off On
Max Williamson Sintu Manjezi
Off On
Jack Dempsey Tom Gordon
Off On
Matt Fagerson Ally Miller
Off On
Tom Jordan Ross Thompson
Off On
George Horne Jamie Dobie
George Horne Try 
George Horne Conversion
Max Williamson Try 
George Horne Conversion
Kyle Steyn Try 
George Horne Conversion