After a 22-22 draw with Strathclyde’s 2nd XV in the Cup last week, the 3rd XV went into the game with a lot of confidence. A miserable day at Stepps did not make for thrilling rugby, but an excellent workman-like performance from Glasgow’s pack allowed the backs to play to the weather, keeping it tight
In what is becoming the story of the 2nd XV’s season, the first half was poor followed by a much improved second half. Both sides started strongly, with the packs testing each other in the first 10 minutes in the middle of the park. However when RGU’s pack began to dominate, their backs were allowed
This week Glasgow faced last year’s league winners who are currently unbeaten this season. Once again Glasgow conceded early in the game, however both sides only shared a penalty apiece after that in the first half. Glasgow played better than in previous weeks and it was left in the balance at half time at 10-3.
Similar to other weeks, Glasgow did not start the game as well as they should have and spent the early parts of the encounter defending. As a result of a lack of possession, Aberdeen managed to capitalise with two tries after 25 minutes. Glasgow began to play and exert some more pressure on Aberdeen, a
In a repeat of last week, Glasgow started very slowly against Dundee. Considering that Dundee 2nd XV had been dispatched comfortably last week, a scoreline of 8-7 down at the break was far from ideal. Glasgow indiscipline allowed Dundee to lead, and Theo Nwosu-Hope’s try flattered the scoreline at the half. However straight out of
Strathclyde made an excellent start to the game, scoring a try in the corner after some missed tackles from Glasgow. The home team continued to attack the Glasgow line, however some heroic defense from Iain Currie ensured that the score remained 5-0. Matty McConnell then made a break from Glasgow’s first attack of the game, which
1. Rob Dickson 2. Graham Wilson 3. Josh Ackers 4. Steven Moyes 5. Michael Bunker 6. Fergus Denton 7. David Niven 8. Theo Nwosu-Hope 9. Alex Gibbons 10. Jay Brownrigg 11. Richard Lowe 12. Damien Genocchio 13. Michael Finlayson 14. Craig Rintoul 15. Matthew Hamilton Substitutes 16. Matt Lehmann 17. Chris Charnley 18. Jerome Knowles
1. Calum Holland 2. Seitaro Usuda 3. Murray Biagini Kemp 4. Jacob Charles Darrall 5. Jack Zuill 6. Ali Taylor 7. Pierre-Jean Gougis 8. Charlie Thomson 9. Matty Smith 10. Kyle Henderson 11. Tony Boyd 12. Angus Robertson 13. James Hearn 14. Raoul Redfield 15. Matty McConnell Substitutes 16. Paddy Knaggs 17. William Arnott 18.