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In 35 years in journalism have done pretty much everything. Started as a news reporter, moved into production, including a spell as chief sub on the Scotland supplement of The Sunday Times and as No2 on The Scotsman production desk. Been freelancing for the last few years, concentrating on sport in general and rugby specifically (just about everything apart from football) but have a wide range of knowledge and interests ranging from history to the physical sciences.
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Super Series: Boroughmuir Bears barge past depleted Glasgow Warriors ‘A’

20 Apr 2024  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Boroughmuir Bears secured an opening weekend win in the Super Series Sprint with a 26-17 victory over a depleted Glasgow Warriors 'A' team. Despite early injuries forcing Glasgow to play out of position, they showed promise in broken play. Boroughmuir's dominance in the tight and breakdown, along with a strong first half, ensured their bonus point win. Glasgow's head coach Peter Horne acknowledged the challenge of assembling a team due to injuries and other demands, while Boroughmuir's coach Graham Shiel expressed satisfaction with his team's performance. The match highlighted the Bears' superiority in the tight and the Warriors' potential in open-field running.

Premiership: Glasgow Hawks edge low-scoring thriller against Kelso

17 Feb 2024  |  The Offside Line
In a low-scoring Premiership rugby match, Glasgow Hawks narrowly defeated Kelso with a final score of 17-15. Despite the lack of tries and challenging weather conditions, the game was intense with the lead changing nine times. Kelso's coach Bruce McNeil remained optimistic despite the loss, seeing it as a valuable warm-up before their semi-final against Hawick. Glasgow Hawks' coach Andy Hill praised his team's physicality and ability to secure a tight victory. The match's only try was scored by Hawks' wing Torquil MacLeod, while Kelso's points came from penalties by centre Dwain Patterson. The Hawks' pack power was a decisive factor, with Marcus Goodwin earning Player-of-the-Match for his contributions.

Premiership: Musselburgh win big versus Jed-Forest despite late glut of yellow cards

25 Nov 2023  |  theoffsideline.com
Musselburgh secured a significant victory over Jed-Forest with an eight-try win, despite receiving three yellow cards towards the end of the match. The team's performance was dominant for most of the game, moving them up to fourth in the Premiership table. Coach Derek O'Riordan praised the interplay but noted the team's lack of control in the early stages. Jed-Forest's assistant coach Ross Goodfellow acknowledged their poor performance but highlighted the team's strong finish. The match featured notable contributions from players such as Sandy Watts, who was named player-of-the-match, and Danny Owenson, who was instrumental in scoring and conversions.

Ulster come down to earth with defeat in Glasgow

04 Nov 2023  |  www.the42.ie
Ulster's recent winning streak ended with a 33-20 defeat against Glasgow Warriors, who secured a five-try victory. Despite a strong start and early tries from Tom Stewart and John Cooney, Ulster couldn't maintain their lead. Glasgow's Sean Kennedy, George Turner, Kyle Rowe, and Johnny Matthews contributed to the home side's dominant performance. The appearance of South African World Cup winner Steven Kitshoff for Ulster in the second half brought some hope, but it wasn't enough to change the game's momentum.

Ulster left counting the cost of injuries and ill-discipline after Glasgow defeat

01 Nov 2023  |  www.the42.ie
Ulster Rugby faced a challenging defeat against Glasgow Warriors, losing 33-20. Head coach Dan McFarland expressed concerns over injuries, particularly at fly half, and difficulties adapting to referee Ben Whitehouse's decisions. Ulster's problems were compounded by a high penalty count and confusion over refereeing at the breakdown. Despite leading in the first half, Ulster struggled as Glasgow took control, ultimately securing a bonus-point win and moving to the top of the URC table.

Super Series: Stirling Wolves defeat rivals Southern Knights in race for fourth play-off spot

28 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Stirling Wolves secured a crucial victory over Southern Knights with a 43-20 win, moving them closer to the FOSROC Super Series Championship play-offs. Despite a valiant effort from the Southern Knights, Stirling's clinical edge in key moments proved decisive. Key players like Connor Gordon and Joe Roberts were instrumental in the win. The result leaves Southern Knights needing a win against Heriot’s and a favor from Boroughmuir Bears to keep their play-off hopes alive. Stirling coach Eddie Pollock praised his team's resilience and performance, highlighting the contributions of returning players.

It showed our youngsters the level they need to aspire to... they'll be better for the experience

22 Oct 2023  |  www.the42.ie
Leinster's season began with a 43-25 defeat to Glasgow, but coach Leo Cullen remains optimistic, emphasizing the learning experience for the younger players. Despite missed opportunities and a disallowed try, Cullen believes the team will benefit from this match as they prepare for upcoming games. The return of World Cup players for Glasgow made a significant impact, showcasing the level Leinster's youngsters need to reach. Cullen looks forward to reintegrating Ireland internationals and leveraging this period to build experience for the team's future success.

Leinster's young guns ship seven tries in opening URC defeat to Glasgow

21 Oct 2023  |  www.the42.ie
A young Leinster side faced a tough defeat in their opening URC game against Glasgow Warriors, who scored seven tries. Despite some strong defensive efforts from Leinster, including crucial tackles by Ciaran Frawley, Glasgow's Rory Darge and Josh McKay led the charge for the home team. Leinster managed to score through Jack Boyle, Lee Barron, and Tommy O’Brien, but Glasgow's consistent pressure and scoring, including a penalty try, secured their 43-25 victory. Key players included Ross Byrne for Leinster and Josh McKay for Glasgow.

Super Series: Heriot’s dismantle Stirling Wolves to regain top spot

18 Oct 2023  |  The Offside Line
Heriot’s Rugby Club secured a dominant victory over Stirling Wolves with a 47-14 score, moving them to the top of the FOSROC Super Series Championship table and ensuring a place in the playoffs. Despite the quick turnaround from their last game, Heriot’s showcased a strong mental game and teamwork. Stirling Wolves struggled with errors and a misfiring line-out, leaving coach Eddie Pollock frustrated. Heriot’s wing Jack Blain was named Player-of-the-Match for his impactful performance and two tries.

Super Series: Ayrshire Bulls blow Heriot’s away in first half

07 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Ayrshire Bulls dominated the first half with five tries and 33 points, while Heriot’s responded with three tries and 21 points in the second half. Despite a strong comeback attempt, Heriot’s fell short of securing additional points for their Super Series Championship play-off bid. Ayrshire Bulls' assistant coach Robbie Fergusson highlighted the team's strong start and resilience, while Heriot’s coach Ben Cairns emphasized the need for better reactions to setbacks. Key players included Blair Macpherson and Luca Bardelli for Ayrshire Bulls, and Bruce Houston and Matt Davidson for Heriot’s.

Premiership: GHA fightback breaks Musselburgh’s hearts

07 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Musselburgh suffered a heartbreaking defeat as GHA staged a dramatic comeback to win 25-20, despite Musselburgh leading 20-3 at halftime. GHA's head coach Trevor Carmichael admitted the team had a slow first half but managed to turn the game around with a strong second-half performance. Musselburgh's assistant coach Calum Gauld expressed disappointment over the loss, noting the team's inability to maintain their lead. Key moments included a brilliant play by GHA's George Baird and crucial contributions from Gregor Drummond, Luca Bardelli, and Adam Kerr. The match highlighted the psychological aspect of the game, with Musselburgh losing confidence after GHA's first score in the second half.

Premiership: Marr take battle for fourth play-off spot to the wire with win over Selkirk

07 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Marr secured a crucial win over Selkirk, keeping their hopes for a top-four play-off spot alive. Despite a rocky start, Marr overcame an eight-point deficit, with key performances from their pack and strategic plays. Selkirk, although starting strong, struggled to maintain possession and capitalize on opportunities, ultimately salvaging a losing bonus point. Both teams remain in contention for the play-offs, with upcoming matches critical to their final standings.

Glasgow Warriors’ Michael Willemse admits old club will be gunning for him in Pro14

05 Oct 2023  |  www.thetimes.co.uk
Michael Willemse, currently playing for Edinburgh, is eager to face his former team, the Southern Kings, in the upcoming Guinness Pro14 match. He acknowledges that his old teammates will be targeting him but is looking forward to the challenge. Willemse notes the improvements in the Southern Kings' systems and their recent success, which they aim to carry into the game.

Premiership: Currie Chieftains finish with flourish against depleted Selkirk

01 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Currie Chieftains secured a decisive 45-17 victory over Selkirk, capitalizing on their opponents' injuries in the final stages. Despite a competitive match where Selkirk threatened an upset, injuries to key players like Craig Jackson, Aaron McColm, and Ryan Cottrell hindered their performance. Currie, led by standout performances from Jamie Forbes and others, used the match as a crucial preparation for their upcoming Premiership semi-final against Edinburgh Accies. Selkirk's coach Scott Wight expressed frustration but looked forward to future challenges with the Southern Knights.

Super Series: Watsonians hit top form to sweep past Stirling Wolves

01 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Watsonians secured a place in the end-of-season play-offs with a 40-17 victory over Stirling Wolves, overcoming an early deficit. The win places them 11 points ahead of the Southern Knights, ensuring at least a third spot and keeping hopes alive for a top-two finish. Coach Nikki Walker expressed confidence in the team's prospects, emphasizing the importance of their upcoming game against Heriot’s. Stirling Wolves, facing a crucial match against Southern Knights, struggled with missed opportunities and crucial errors. Key performances included George Pringle and Kwagga van Neikerk for Watsonians, while Stirling's Craig Jackson and Ross McKnight made notable contributions.

Super Series: Southern Knights bounce back to see off Boroughmuir Bears

01 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
The Southern Knights secured a crucial bonus-point victory over Boroughmuir Bears, enhancing their play-off prospects in the Super Series Championship. Despite trailing at halftime, the Knights showcased resilience and tactical prowess, with key contributions from players like Aidan Cross and Corbin Thunder. Boroughmuir Bears, on the other hand, struggled with execution and missed opportunities, effectively ending their play-off hopes. The match highlighted the Knights' emerging strength and potential to surprise in the tournament.

Stuart Hogg given the Scotland captaincy by Gregor Townsend for the Six Nations

01 Oct 2023  |  www.thetimes.com
Gregor Townsend has appointed Stuart Hogg as the captain of the Scotland rugby team for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations Championship. With the retirement of former captains John Barclay and Greig Laidlaw, Hogg, who has 71 caps and two British and Irish Lions tours, is the most experienced player in the 38-man squad. Townsend commended Hogg for his enthusiasm and maturity. The team will gather in Edinburgh before heading to Spain to prepare for their opening match against Ireland at BT Murrayfield on February 1.

Super Series: Ayrshire Bulls blow Watsonians away after the break

Premiership: Musselburgh bring Marr down with an almighty bump

01 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Musselburgh achieved a significant victory over Premiership leaders Marr at Fullarton Park, securing a scoring bonus point before halftime and denying Marr a losing bonus point with a final penalty. Key to their success was dominance in the line-out and breakdown, with standout performances from Michael Maltman and other team members. Marr's late rally was insufficient to overcome Musselburgh's early lead. Both coaches reflected on the match, with Musselburgh's Derek O’Riordan expressing relief and satisfaction, while Marr's Kenny Diffenthal acknowledged the need for improvement.

Danny Wilson denies Adam Hastings exit is about money

01 Oct 2023  |  www.thetimes.com
Adam Hastings' decision to move from Glasgow Warriors to Gloucester Rugby is driven by the desire to play in the Gallagher Premiership, not financial reasons, according to Warriors head coach Danny Wilson. Wilson reassures that this is not the beginning of a mass player exodus from the club, although he understands the fans' disappointment. Hastings is set to replace Danny Cipriani at Gloucester.

Glasgow Warriors ‘brothers’ played key role in Leone Nakarawa’s return

01 Oct 2023  |  www.thetimes.com
Leone Nakarawa credits former Glasgow Warriors teammates for influencing his decision to return to the club. The Fiji lock, who previously played for the Warriors from 2013 to 2016, has signed a contract to stay at Scotstoun until the end of the season. Nakarawa, who became a free agent after being sacked by Racing 92 for overstaying his leave post-World Cup, feels a strong connection to Glasgow, considering it his second home.

Super Series: pack power key to Boroughmuir Bears’ high-scoring win over Future XV

01 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Boroughmuir Bears secured their first win of the season with a 59-36 victory over Future XV, showcasing their forward power with four maul tries. Despite a rocky start, the Bears dominated, with head coach Graham Shiel emphasizing the need for further improvement. Future XV, led by Scott Lawson, displayed thrilling rugby but struggled in tight exchanges. Both teams found positives, with the Bears' George Paul named Player-of-the-Match for his pivotal role. The match highlighted the Bears' spirit and the Future XV's developmental focus.

Glasgow Warriors forced to postpone Lyons clash over Exeter’s Covid outbreak

01 Oct 2023  |  www.thetimes.co.uk
Glasgow Warriors' European Champions Cup hopes are jeopardized due to a Covid-19 outbreak at Exeter Chiefs, leading to the postponement of their match against Lyons. With 20 players in quarantine and no symptoms reported, the decision was made for safety reasons. Exeter's match against Toulouse is also canceled.

Premiership: Hawick stay on track with gritty win over Selkirk

01 Oct 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Hawick maintained their lead in the Premiership with a 17-8 victory over Selkirk, avenging their previous draw against the same team. Despite Selkirk's dominance in possession and territory, they failed to capitalize on their opportunities, while Hawick's efficient scoring and strong defense proved decisive. Key moments included tries from Lewis Ferguson, Ronan McKean, and Kirk Ford, with Ford also adding a crucial conversion. Selkirk's frustration was compounded by a controversial final try for Hawick, which sealed the win. The match underscored the importance of defensive organization and taking chances in tight games.

Super Series: much-improved Watsonians hold off Ayrshire Bulls fightback

23 Sep 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Watsonians secured a 26-21 victory over Ayrshire Bulls in a physical FOSROC Super Series match, thanks to the goal-kicking prowess of fly-halves Jason Baggott and Lee Millar. Despite Ayrshire Bulls dominating in terms of territory and possession, they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities, leading to frustration for their coach, Pat MacArthur. Watsonians' coach, Nikki Walker, praised his team's improved physicality and game management. The match highlighted the fierce rivalry between the teams, with Watsonians' strategic play and effective use of penalties proving decisive.

Premiership: Marr hold on for victory over Glasgow Hawks

16 Sep 2023  |  theoffsideline.com
In a closely contested rugby match, Marr narrowly defeated Glasgow Hawks with a score of 35-30. The game saw multiple lead changes and both teams had moments where they could claim they deserved to win. Hawks coach Andy Hill felt his team was the better side, citing the nature of the tries scored. Marr coach Kenny Diffenthal acknowledged his team's resilience and ability to find a way to win. The match was characterized by its tightness and a series of off-the-ball incidents that increased the tension. Despite Hawks' efforts to salvage the game in the final moments, Marr's defense held firm, securing their victory.

Munster withstand the pressure to set up URC semi-final with Leinster

06 May 2023  |  www.the42.ie
Munster secured a semi-final spot in the United Rugby Championship by defeating Glasgow 14-5 in a defense-heavy match. Despite early setbacks, including injuries to key players Peter O'Mahoney and RG Snyman, Munster capitalized on a red card to Glasgow's Tom Jordan and scored two crucial tries. Glasgow's late efforts were insufficient, and Munster managed the closing stages effectively to seal the victory.

Munster withstand the pressure to set up URC semi-final with Leinster

06 May 2023  |  TheJournal.ie
Munster secured a semi-final spot in the United Rugby Championship by defeating Glasgow 14-5 in a defense-heavy match. Despite early setbacks, including injuries to key players Peter O'Mahony and RG Snyman, Munster capitalized on a red card for Glasgow's Tom Jordan and scored two crucial tries. Glasgow's late efforts, including a try by Kyle Steyn, were insufficient to overcome Munster's lead. The match highlighted Munster's resilience and strategic defense, setting up a semi-final clash with Leinster in Dublin.

'They'd jump off a cliff after Denis Leamy' - Rowntree hails Munster's coach's influence

01 May 2023  |  www.the42.ie
Munster's recent win in Glasgow has boosted the team's confidence as they prepare to face Leinster in the United Rugby Championship semi-final. Head coach Graham Rowntree credits defensive coach Denis Leamy for identifying and fixing weaknesses, leading to improved performance on the field. Despite challenges, including injuries to key players like Peter O'Mahony, Rowntree remains optimistic about the team's momentum and potential. The article highlights the importance of continuous improvement and resilience in the face of strong opponents.

Super Series Sprint: Stirling Wolves shoot themselves in foot as Watsonians climb to second

30 Apr 2023  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Watsonians secured a 38-29 victory over Stirling Wolves in the FOSROC Super Series Sprint, climbing to second place. Despite Stirling's dynamic play, their numerous errors gifted Watsonians several tries. Watsonians coach Steve Scott acknowledged the luck involved but praised his team's fighting spirit. Stirling's coach Eddie Pollock expressed disappointment over missed opportunities and defensive lapses. Key players included Ross McKnight, Gregor Hiddleston, and Neil Irvine-Hess, who led a strong defensive effort for Watsonians. The match was marked by high entertainment value and a flurry of points driven by both ambition and mistakes.

Ireland close in on U20 Grand Slam defence after 75-point demolition of Scotland

10 Mar 2023  |  www.the42.ie
Ireland's U20 rugby team delivered a dominant performance against Scotland, winning 82-7 in Glasgow. The Irish team scored 12 tries, showcasing their power, teamwork, and skill, with Ruadhán Quinn achieving a hat trick. Scotland's only try came from Cory Tait, but their efforts were overshadowed by Ireland's relentless attack. The match sets a confident tone for Ireland ahead of their next game against England.

Leinster bag seven tries as they cruise to victory away to Edinburgh

01 Mar 2023  |  www.the42.ie
Leinster Rugby continued their success in the United Rugby Championship with a dominant 47-27 victory over Edinburgh Rugby, despite missing many players to Ireland duty. Leinster scored seven tries, with Max Deegan, Scott Penny, Michael Milne, Dave Kearney, and Michael Ala’alatoa all crossing the line. Emiliano Boffelli scored twice for Edinburgh, with Boan Venter and Sam Skinner also contributing tries. Harry Byrne was successful with six of his seven conversion attempts for Leinster. The match took place at DAM Health Stadium in Scotland.

Ulster's recent revival comes to shuddering halt as Glasgow snatch victory

18 Feb 2023  |  www.the42.ie
Ulster's recent revival ended as Glasgow Warriors came from behind to win 17-11. Despite challenging weather conditions, Glasgow's strategic use of their bench and Test players turned the game in their favor. Ulster managed to secure a losing bonus point with a final penalty by John Cooney but remained third in the URC standings, with Glasgow and Munster close behind. Key performances were noted from Tom Steward and Nick Timoney for Ulster.

Munster's away day success comes at perfect time to jumpstart ambitions

11 Dec 2022  |  www.the42.ie
Munster Rugby secured their first away win under head coach Graham Rowntree, boosting their URC and European ambitions. The victory against Edinburgh, marked by a dominant pack performance and five tries, has instilled confidence in the team. Rowntree emphasized the importance of patience and sticking to the game plan, which paid off as Munster overcame a 12-point deficit to win convincingly. With key players returning from international duty and injury, the team is optimistic about their upcoming European fixtures against Toulouse and Northampton.

Premiership: Glasgow Hawks rue missed chances as GHA bag a bonus-point win

19 Nov 2022  |  theoffsideline.com
GHA secured a bonus-point win against Glasgow Hawks with a final score of 24-19. Despite the disruption of losing their head coach and his replacement being in South Africa, GHA displayed a strong defence and took advantage of Hawks' mistakes. Hawks' coach Andy Hill criticized his team's inability to capitalize on opportunities, while GHA's assistant coach Jamie McCarthy praised his team's adherence to their game plan. Key players included Gary Strain, Kerr Yule, George Baird, Dario Ewing, Charlie Lonergan, Luca Bardelli, and Daniel Sweeney. The teams will face each other again next weekend.

Premiership: Marr claim morale-boosting win over Edinburgh Accies

12 Nov 2022  |  www.theoffsideline.com
Marr Rugby Club secured a significant victory over Edinburgh Accies with a final score of 42-29 after a strong second-half performance. Despite trailing at halftime, Marr scored 26 unanswered points to earn five points from the match. Marr's head coach, Craig Redpath, praised the team's spirit and performance, while Accies' head coach, Iain Berthinussen, acknowledged his team's downfall due to penalties and injuries. The match featured notable performances from players such as Gordon Reid, who was instrumental in Marr's comeback. The win serves as a potential springboard for Marr as they aim for the top four and the play-offs.

Premiership: pack power sees Selkirk home against indisciplined GHA

08 Oct 2022  |  theoffsideline.com
Selkirk won against GHA with a final score of 28-14 in a Premiership rugby match filled with mistakes and yellow cards. GHA led into the final quarter but lost due to three tries conceded in the last 15 minutes. Selkirk's coach Scott Wight acknowledged the importance of kicking points, while GHA's coach Trevor Carmichael expressed frustration over the yellow cards and the impact on the team's performance. The power of Selkirk's forwards, particularly Zen Szwagrzak, was pivotal in the victory.

Ulster show their mettle to survive late Edinburgh onslaught

30 Apr 2022  |  www.the42.ie
Ulster secured a crucial victory against Edinburgh with a final score of 16-10, bolstering their chances for a top-four finish in the United Rugby Championship. Despite a shaky start and losing key players Iain Henderson and Nick Timoney, Ulster's defense held strong, particularly in the final quarter. Key moments included a try by Rob Baloucoune and successful kicks by Nathan Doak. Edinburgh's Mark Bennett scored a late try, but Ulster's defense ultimately prevailed.

Connacht ship eight tries in embarrassing defeat to Edinburgh

05 Mar 2022  |  www.the42.ie
Connacht's hopes for a top-eight spot in the URC were severely damaged after a heavy defeat to Edinburgh, who scored eight tries. Despite a strong start from Connacht, Edinburgh's superior play in all phases led to a dominant victory. Key players for Edinburgh included Emiliano Boffelli, Henry Immelman, and Blair Kinghorn, while Connacht struggled defensively and failed to capitalize on early opportunities.

'We are fighters': Connacht know they must bounce back as play-off fight looms

01 Mar 2022  |  www.the42.ie
Connacht coach Andy Friend remains determined despite the team's worst performance of the season against Edinburgh, conceding eight tries and 56 points. With crucial games against Leinster ahead, Connacht's play-off hopes in the United Rugby Championship are at risk. Friend emphasizes the need to learn from the defeat without losing self-belief, aiming to win at least four of the remaining five league games. The article highlights the team's struggle to maintain collective performance and the competitive nature of the play-off race.

Munster fall narrowly short of draw after gutsy comeback in Glasgow

12 Feb 2022  |  www.the42.ie
Munster narrowly missed a draw against Glasgow Warriors after a missed conversion by young fly-half Jack Crowley. Despite a strong comeback and a try by Jean Kleyn, Munster couldn't overcome the early setbacks, including a charged down kick leading to a try by Scott Cummings. The game was heavily influenced by the weather, making handling difficult and putting pressure on the forwards. Key players included Duncan Weir for Glasgow and Gavin Coombs for Munster, who showed strong performances. The match ended with Glasgow holding on to a narrow lead.

It is a tough place to come, a niggly team that try to get under your skin

23 Oct 2021  |  www.the42.ie
Leinster Rugby's head coach Leo Cullen reflects on a satisfactory win against Glasgow Warriors, acknowledging the challenges posed by the opposition. He praises the team's control and the tries by Ronan Kelleher and Hugo Keenan, despite some loose possession and turnovers. Cullen looks forward to the upcoming games after the November internationals, emphasizing the importance of internal competition and the excitement of playing in front of full crowds again.

We definitely got sucked into the physical stuff. We need to be better

05 Jun 2021  |  www.the42.ie
Leinster's head coach Leo Cullen reflects on their loss to Glasgow in the Rainbow Cup, emphasizing the need for improvement in managing physical play and maintaining game rhythm. Despite being out of contention, Cullen highlights the motivation to perform well in their final home game against the Dragons, which will see the return of fans. He acknowledges the challenges faced during the Rainbow Cup and expresses confidence in a better performance next week.

Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final

04 Jun 2021  |  www.the42.ie
Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final were dashed after a narrow defeat to Glasgow Warriors in a tense match at Scotstoun. Despite efforts from players like Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris, and Garry Ringrose, Leinster couldn't secure the win. Key moments included tries from Luke McGrath and Cian Kelleher for Leinster, and Matt Fagerson and Kyle Steyn for Glasgow. Discipline issues and missed opportunities, such as a disallowed try by Hugo Keenan, contributed to Leinster's loss. Ross Thomson's penalty ultimately sealed the victory for Glasgow.

Rory Sutherland in the driving seat as he earns place on tour to South Africa

06 May 2021  |  www.thetimes.com
Rory Sutherland, usually outgoing, was so anxious about the Lions tour announcement that he chose to hear it alone in his car. Despite being frequently mentioned by pundits, he was concerned about the stiff competition and his current injury potentially affecting his selection. His doubts were understandable given the circumstances.

Munster beat Edinburgh to consolidate Pro14 lead

06 Feb 2021  |  www.the42.ie
Munster continued their lead in the Guinness Pro14 conference after defeating Edinburgh with a score of 22-10 at BT Murrayfield. Despite the challenging weather conditions, Munster's forwards dominated, and their disciplined defense prevented Edinburgh from scoring in the final minutes. Munster's tries were scored by Jack O’Donoghue, Craig Casey, and Gavin Coombes, with JJ Hanrahan contributing with conversions and a penalty. Edinburgh's only try came from Viliame Mata, with Jaco van der Walt adding the conversion and a penalty.

Leinster power their way to bonus point win in Glasgow

02 Nov 2020  |  www.the42.ie
Leinster extended their winning streak in the Guinness PRO14 to 22 games with a dominant first-half performance leading to a bonus point win against Glasgow Warriors. Despite missing players on international duty, Leinster's power in the tight and breakdown, led by Rhys Ruddock, proved too much for Glasgow. Key tries from Jimmy O’Brien, Luke McGrath, Scott Penny, and Michael Bent secured the victory, while Glasgow managed three tries but never seriously threatened the result.

Friend hails Connacht's control after big win in Edinburgh

25 Oct 2020  |  www.the42.ie
Connacht coach Andy Friend praised his team's strategic execution and control in their victory over Edinburgh, highlighting the effective use of kicks and varied attacking plays. Caolin Blade's standout performance was noted, with optimism for continued improvement. The article underscores Connacht's potential for a strong season start, despite contributions to the Ireland national side.

Connacht produce stunning five-try display to pick up bonus point and end bad away form

25 Oct 2020  |  www.the42.ie
Connacht ended their poor away form with a five-try victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield, driven by standout performances from Caolin Blade and Conor Fitzgerald. Despite an early score from Edinburgh's Nick Groom, Connacht quickly took control with tries from Blade, Arnold, Wooton, and Delahunt, securing a bonus point. Edinburgh managed to score four tries, including two from Mike Willemse, but it wasn't enough to overcome the fired-up Irish side.

O'Halloran double not nearly enough as Edinburgh power to win over Connacht

21 Feb 2020  |  www.the42.ie
Edinburgh secured a decisive 41-14 victory over Connacht in the Pro14 Conference B match, with Connacht's efforts falling short despite a fightback led by Tiernan O'Halloran's two tries. Edinburgh's strategic play, bolstered by early penalties from Simon Hickey and tries from Matt Scott, Simon Berghan, Pierre Schoeman, and Duhan van der Merwe, ensured their dominance. Connacht struggled with yellow cards and an injury to Finlay Bealham, ultimately ending the match with 13 men. Edinburgh's performance was praised, while Connacht's shortcomings and frustrations were highlighted.

Jamie Dobie marked out as the ‘real deal’ at Glasgow Warriors

18 Feb 2020  |  scotsman.com
Jamie Dobie, a young rugby player born in June 2001, has been recognized as a significant talent by Glasgow Warriors' assistant coach Kenny Murray. Dobie, who went straight from school to a full-time contract without going through academies, is seen as a strong defender with attacking abilities, likened to former player Gary Armstrong. Despite the competition from international scrum-halves Ali Price and George Horne, Dobie's development is progressing, mainly through training. With the Six Nations providing opportunities for young players, Dobie has a chance to start against the Dragons, as Glasgow aims to secure a Guinness Pro14 play-off spot.

Nick Grigg finds comfort in staying put

13 Feb 2020  |  www.thetimes.com
Nick Grigg, a 27-year-old centre for the Glasgow Warriors, has signed a two-year contract extension with the club despite interest from leading clubs in England and France, including Wasps and La Rochelle. Grigg had a breakthrough year, maintaining his place in the Scotland national team until an ankle injury. His decision to stay with Glasgow reflects his comfort and commitment to the club.

I thought Russell quarrell was set to be resolved, says Gregor Townsend

12 Feb 2020  |  www.thetimes.com
Gregor Townsend discusses the unresolved quarrel with Finn Russell, highlighting a shift in Russell's commitment and communication issues. Townsend remains hopeful for reconciliation and future collaboration, emphasizing the importance of open dialogue and mutual agreement on team values.

Richie Gray happy to be a Glasgow Warrior once more

17 Jan 2020  |  www.thetimes.com
Richie Gray is returning to Glasgow Warriors after an eight-year absence, effectively replacing his brother Jonny, who is moving to Exeter Chiefs. Gray has signed a two-year deal, ending his injury-plagued tenure at Toulouse. For incoming head coach Danny Wilson, signing Gray is a significant move, especially after a period marked by the departure of key players since Gregor Townsend left in 2017.

Don’t let Southern Kings reign again in Guinness Pro14, Edinburgh are warned

04 Jan 2020  |  www.thetimes.com
Edinburgh's recent victory over Glasgow Warriors has boosted their confidence, but they are cautioned against underestimating the Southern Kings. Defence coach Calum MacRae emphasizes the importance of the upcoming game, recalling a previous defeat in Port Elizabeth and stressing that matches against South African teams are as crucial as any other in the Pro14 season.

Huw Jones: I just want game time for Glasgow Warriors

01 Jan 2020  |  www.thetimes.co.uk
Huw Jones, the 26-year-old centre for Glasgow Warriors, dismisses reports of his sudden return to form and potential recall to the Scotland national team. He attributes his improved performance to finally getting a consistent run of games after a period of injuries and being overlooked. Jones emphasizes the importance of playing regularly to build momentum and consistency.

Glasgow Warriors' Ryan Wilson delighted with win over Edinburgh

22 Dec 2019  |  The Herald
Glasgow Warriors' Ryan Wilson expressed satisfaction with the team's victory over Edinburgh Rugby, despite acknowledging the scrappiness of the game and the presence of five yellow cards. The win was seen as particularly important following previous home losses and last season's performance in the 1872 cup. Wilson highlighted the team's need for improvement in scoring areas and the potential boost in confidence from the win. There was speculation about Leone Nakarawa rejoining the team, but Wilson, a friend of Nakarawa, indicated that a deal would not be finalized quickly. Head coach Dave Rennie plans to make adjustments for the upcoming return match at Murrayfield and emphasized the importance of time off for the team.

Glasgow 20 Edinburgh 16: First blood to Warriors in late drama

21 Dec 2019  |  heraldscotland.com
In a closely contested rugby match, Glasgow Warriors edged out Edinburgh Rugby with a score of 20-16. The match featured intense defense from both sides, with Glasgow's Adam Hastings and Ali Price contributing to the opening try. Edinburgh's resilience was evident as they regained the lead with Blair Kinghorn scoring a try. The game concluded with Glasgow securing a penalty and George Turner scoring a try, leading to their victory. Despite the win, the match was described as a dreary affair with both teams focusing on physicality. Disciplinary issues were highlighted, with several players receiving yellow cards. The match was part of a series where familiarity between the players, due to their time training together for the Scotland national team, led to a tense and closely matched game.

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