Match Report – 1st XV 67-7 West of Scotland Rugby Rugby Club (Friendly, Scotstoun, 18-2-15)
In blustery conditions at Scotstoun the 1st XV started brightly, with a well-worked maul allowing Theo Nwosu-Hope to dot down for the first try of the game. Euan McKean added the conversion to give Glasgow a 7-0 lead after just 6 minutes. Ten minutes later, Jamie Cook broke free in midfield and ran home under the posts. McKean added the extras again for a 14-0 lead. After sustained pressure, the returning Cammy Roscoe broke free to score, and McKean went 3 for 3 to make it 21-0 after just 20 minutes. Skipper and talisman Grant Blair ran home just 3 minutes later after some excellent work from the Glasgow pack. It went unconverted for a 26-0 lead. Jamie Cook took his second off the back of the maul for a 31-0 Glasgow lead at the break. 6 changes at half-time briefly unsettled the team, conceding a breakaway try that was converted to cut the lead to 31-7, but Glasgow quickly regained control to mount sustained pressure in their 22. A big carry from impact sub Calum Holland saw him cross for 36-7, and he added his second in quick succession out on the wing. The tricky conversion from Sam Bullock put Glasgow 43-7 up. After plenty of patient buildup, Sam Bullock saw the space and jinked through to dot down under the posts. Conversion of his own try put Glasgow 50-7 up. Calum Holland sealed his hat-trick off the bench 4 minutes later, but it went unconverted. Not to be outdone, Jamie Cook finished up his own hat-trick 7 minutes later, taking a smart switch after some excellent work out wide from replacement scrum-half Angus Blair. It was converted for a 62-7 lead with a minute to go. The scoring wasn’t finished yet however, with winger Ross Mulford showing great wheels from outside the 22 to finish in the corner. It finished 67-7 to Glasgow, an emphatic win for the boys after a great team performance.