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April 27, 2024

Zebre 9 - 40 Glasgow Warriors

United Rugby Championship match played at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Saturday April 27th 2024 | No comments

Gregor Hiddleston went over for Glasgow's first two tries
Warriors overcame an untidy start to secure a comfortable bonus point win over Zebre in Parma this afternoon.

Gregor Hiddleston and Kyle Steyn each grabbed two tries to help Warriors to the win that put them top of the URC for, at least, a few hours.

Jamie Dobie and George Horne also crossed for the Warriors, and fly-half Ross Thompson converted five of the six tries while the Italians could only muster three Thomas Dominguez penalties at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.

Glasgow started slowly and struggled for both possession and territory.

Zebre scrum-half Dominguez took advantage of Glasgow indiscipline to kick the hosts into a deserved six-point lead.

Warriors began to claw their way into the game as Zebre started to give away a string of penalties. Warriors were able to gain territory and bring their maul into play. See

Hiddleston was the beneficiary of two strong rolling mauls in the lead-up to half-time, putting Warriors eight points in front at the break.

Dominguez kicked another penalty at the start of the second half to bring Zebre back into the contest, but a stroke of good fortune then led to Glasgow's third try.

After a lucky bounce of the ball fell for Henco Venter, winger Steyn was in support and swerved through a couple of defenders to score under the posts.

The Warriors had now found their groove and were enjoying possession and territory. After probing at the Zebre line on the left the ball was slickly transferred to the right for Glasgow skipper Steyn to race in after a lovely pass from Jamie Dobie.

With the bonus point secured Glasgow revved up their running game with Dobie taking Tom Jordan's neat offload to score under the posts, before another lovely pass out of contact from Jordan set Euan Ferrie away.

Ferrie found Horne on his shoulder, who sprinted in for Glasgow's sixth try. Five conversions from fly-half Ross Thompson saw the visitors hit the 40-point mark.

Glasgow Warriors lock Scott Cummings told after the game: "It was a great win in the end. Obviously coming here and putting 40 points up, you can't not be happy with that.

"I don't think we were happy with the way we started the game, Zebre obviously came out and performed well in that first half.

"We got a bit frightened, there were areas we could be a lot better and a lot more effective in.

"I think as the game went on we came into our own a little bit more and definitely got our structure going how we wanted it to. It all paid off in dividends at the end."

Referee Eoghan Cross (Ireland)
Man of the Match Kyle Steyn
Allan Dell
Gregor Hiddleston
Lucio Sordoni
Sintu Manjezi
Max Williamson
Ally Miller
Tom Gordon
Henco Venter
Jamie Dobie
Ross Thompson
Kyle Rowe
Sione Tuipulotu
Stafford McDowall
Kyle Steyn
Josh McKay
Grant Stewart
Nathan McBeth
Zander Fagerson
Scott Cummings
Euan Ferrie
Gregor Brown
George Horne
Tom Jordan
Match Substitutions
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Sintu Manjezi Scott Cummings
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Lucio Sordoni Zander Fagerson
Off On
Allan Dell Nathan McBeth
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Kyle Rowe George Horne
Off On
Gregor Hiddleston Grant Stewart
Off On
Max Williamson Gregor Brown
Off On
Henco Venter Euan Ferrie
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Stafford McDowall Tom Jordan
Gregor Hiddleston Try 
Ross Thompson Conversion
Gregor Hiddleston Try 
Ross Thompson Conversion
Kyle Steyn Try 
Ross Thompson Conversion
Kyle Steyn Try 
Jamie Dobie Try 
Ross Thompson Conversion
George Horne Try 
Ross Thompson Conversion