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1872 Cup: Glasgow Warriors Player Ratings

Sean Lamont on the run
Sean Lamont in action during Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh Rugby in the 1872 Cup at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow. pic © Alastair Ross / Novantae Photography

With the carrot of a winning send off for Sean Lamont, Gody Reid, Josh Strauss and Gregor Townsend and the stick of losing to an out-of-form Edinburgh, Glasgow still couldn’t drag themselves out of the mess that has cost them plenty of wins this season. How did the players rate against Edinburgh on the final day of the season?

15. Stuart Hogg: Couple of missed penalties when the corner was the better option for Glasgow – took a nice try and constant threat – 7/10

14. Tommy Seymour: Unlucky to be held up on a trademark blind burst but quiet otherwise. Like Hogg, survived intact to get his Lions kit today – 6/10

13. Alex Dunbar: Slipped a couple of tackles, looked shattered. Been a long season – 5/10

12. Peter Horne: Unfortunate to be outside Finn on one of ‘those’ days. Didn’t impact the game –6/10

11. Lee Jones : Couple of breaks and looked for work. Hoyland has usurped him for tour spot though – 6/10

10. Finn Russell: Oh man… a difficult day at the office. Created, then destroyed some lovely moves. Actually looked rusty considering a couple of weeks break, but will no doubt play himself into form on tour –4/10

9. Ali Price: Sniped well, and delivered quick ball to Russell as he always does. Well tackled by Edinburgh gave him less space then he likes – 6/10

1. Gordon Reid: Solid scrum, but very little else from Reid on his last Warriors outing – 6/10

2. Fraser Brown: A couple of strange penalties conceded, didn’t impact the breakdown like he can but still had the edge over Ford – 6/10

3. Zander Fagerson: Carried well, looked lively and enjoyed linking with his brother – 7/10

4. Scott Cummings: Pick of the bunch for Glasgow – a Nakarawa like offload for Glasgow’s first try being the highlight. A possible bolter for the Scotland tour but Cummings has a huge future ahead of him regardless – 8/10

5. Jonny Gray: Took his try well, got through a decent workload but looked very tired at the end of a brutal season. Another who could use a break – 7/10

6. Rob Harley: Lost the breakdown battle against a combative Edinburgh unit, and was made to look ineffective as a result – 6/10

7. Chris Fusaro: As above. Took a big tackle from John Hardie early on and never really got into the game after that – 6/10

8. Matt Fagerson:  Didn’t break the gainline as much as needed. Great prospect though, and interesting to see him start not Ashe – 6/10


16. Pat MacArthur: Unused – n/a

17. Alex Allan: No impact – 5/10

18. Sila Puafisi: As above – 5/10

19. Tim Swinson: On at blindside, looked lively as Glasgow chased the game – 6/10

20. Adam Ashe: Comfortable at the back of the pack, made some decent yards on the charge – 6/10

21. Henry Pyrgos: Better control than Price, but same outcome against a solid Edinburgh wall – 6/10

22. Nick Grigg: Couple of opportunities missed to use the ‘Worlds Smallest Wrecking Ball’ – should tour with Scotland – 6/10

23. Sean Lamont: Marked purely for his exceptional charity work, raising £8k whilst bringing back the blonde bombshell look. One decent gallop in his 20 minutes, but the fairytale ending of a try was not to be – 10/10

4 Responses

  1. Russell’s form has dropped massively since the 6 nations, I can see why he wasn’t picked for the lions.

    Dunbar again fell off a tackle. He isn’t the player pre injuries he’s a weak tackler now.

  2. I reckon Dunbar needs a break he wasn’t the same after the 1st 3 rounds of the 6N (when he was sensational), such is the relative strength we enjoy Horne Taylor Scott Grigg/Dean/Hutchinson is not too bad with Dunbar getting a chance to rest & get back to his best.

    1. Really agree with this, and think it’s the same for a few of them. J Gray has looked tired since 3rd round of 6N, and like a guy who’s played too much rugby over last couple of years to me.

      Being honest Russell has been gradually struggling since all the hype after the Racing games. Despite the 2 MoM awards in 6N, thought he was off that Racing standard and has got worse since. Perhaps a bit like Hogg in 2013 he needs brought back to reality? (hoping Dave Rennie can encourage him to take next step… and definitely to cut-out the way to regular (for top class FH) mis-touch penalties

  3. This is the first season I think where the “Toony Tombola” was mothballed and the players played as much rugby as their Irish and Welsh counterparts for the first season of their careers and we have seen Glasgow really run out of steam in the last few weeks. The Chiefs look the fittest rugby side I have ever seen and hopefully Rennie can bring that to Glasgow and get the high paced offloading game back. Definetly need a number 8 of real quality as well.

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