PRO14 Round 13: Teams for the weekend

One more round of Guinness PRO14 fixtures before another Heineken break, followed by more Guinness and then the Guinness Six Nations starts. Who says rugby players are obsessed with beer?

Dave Rennie’s men are off to Italy and after back-to-back losses won’t be taking Benetton lightly – the Italians are still in the playoff hunt. He’s named a strong side but arguably not the first choices in some areas – perhaps his second string are due a chance to show they’ve got what it takes?

Ruaridh Jackson comes in for Stuart Hogg – a hip injury explains why he only played one half of the last game, while Pete Horne, Oli Kebble and Alex Dunbar are also added to the casualty list and a new centre partnership of Stafford MacDowell and Sam Johnson will take the field.

Robbie Nairn will make Warriors appearance #2 on the wing, while on the bench Rob Harley is fast closing in on #200.

This game is also the first time either of our pro-teams will be refereed by a woman, Ireland’s Joy Neville.

Sat 5th January 2019 KO: 15:00 (2pm GMT live on Premier Sports)

Benetton Rugby: Jayden Hayward, Angelo Esposito, Tommaso Benvenuti, Luca Morisi, Monty Ioane, Tommaso Allan, Dewaldt Duvenage; Nicola Quaglio, Hame Faiva, Simone Ferrari, Irne Herbst, Dean Budd, Sebastian Negri da Ollegio, Giovanni Pettinelli, Braam Steyn.
Replacements: Tomas Baravalle, Cherif Traore, Tiziano Pasquali, Federico Ruzza, Marco Lazzaroni, Tito Tebaldi, Ian McKinley, Marco Zanon

Glasgow Warriors: Ruaridh Jackson, Robbie Nairn, Stafford MacDowell, Sam Johnson, Nikola Matawalu, Adam Hastings, George Horne; Jamie Bhatti, Grant Stewart, Siua Halanukonuka, Tim Swinson, Scott Cummings, Ryan Wilson, Chris Fusaro, Adam Ashe.
Replacements:Kevin Bryce, Alex Allan, D’arcy Rae, Rob Harley, Matt Smith, Nick Frisby, Brandon Thomson, Lee Jones.

Unavailable players: Fraser Brown (knee) Alex Dunbar (thigh), Zander Fagerson (ankle), Stuart Hogg (hip), Peter Horne (knee) Oli Kebble (chest), George Turner (ankle)

Referee: Joy Neville (IRFU)

While our old pal John Lacey will take charge of the Edinburgh game, Scotland’s own Hollie Davidson will be one of the assistants.

Richard Cockerill has also rested a number of front line players for the visit of the Southern Kings although he has kept a number of his top team on the bench, just case. Edinburgh also sport a new centre partnership in Socino and Taylor, while Fraser McKenzie will skipper to celebrate a new 2-year deal with the club. As you’d expect from Edinburgh, it still looks like a useful back row of Ritchie, Crosbie and Mata.

Ross Ford still doesn’t start though, with Dave Cherry preferred as Stuart McInally’s understudy. Charlie Shiel (son of Graham) could be set for his Edinburgh competitive debut from the bench.

Sat 5th January 2019 KO: 19:35, BT Murrayfield

Edinburgh Rugby: Dougie Fife, Darcy Graham, George Taylor, Juan Pablo Socino, Duhan van der Merwe, Simon Hickey, Nathan Fowles, Rory Sutherland, Dave Cherry, Simon Berghan, Fraser McKenzie, Callum Hunter-Hill, Jamie Ritchie, Luke Crosbie, Viliame Mata.
Replacements: Ross Ford, Pierre Schoeman, Pietro Ceccarelli, Ben Toolis, Ally Miller, Charlie Shiel, Jaco van der Walt, James Johnstone

Isuzu Southern Kings: Masixole Banda, Michael Makase, Harlon Klaasen, Tertius Kruger, Yaw Penxe, Martin du Toit, Stefan Ungerer; Alulutho Tshakweni, Alandre van Rooyen, Pieter Scholtz, Stephan Greeff, JC Astle, CJ Velleman, Tienie Burger, Ruaan Lerm.
Replacements: Mike Willemse, NJ Oosthuizen, Luvuyo Pupuma, Lubabalo Mtyanda, Dries van Schalkwyk, Sarel Pretorius, Berton Klaasen, Ntabeni Dukisa,

Unavailable due to injury: Lewis Carmichael; John Barclay; Magnus Bradbury; Senitiki Nayalo; Luke Hamilton; Matt Scott; Mark Bennett; Chris Dean; Damien Hoyland

Referee: John Lacey

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64 comments on “PRO14 Round 13: Teams for the weekend

  1. Bazz on

    Really enjoy the context given for the team lineups and the addition of the grey boxes. I think numbers next to the names would be the cherry on-top and make for easier reading, especially for the opposition and other unfamiliar names.

    • TeamCam on

      Agreed, absolutely do not deserve the lead. So much poor decision-making. If they play like this against the bigger teams, it’ll be a bloodbath. I can see Treviso getting the full five at this rate, and good for them.

      • TeamCam on

        Neville’s been good too, but she really should have had a look at whatever happened to Alex Allan, as if was a penalty offence that should be a penalty try.

        Hastings has been absolutely dire. Worst game I’ve seen him play.

      • Grumpy on

        Last 10 minutes was all setting scrums and running the clock down, she needs coaching, but dont they all. Neck roll, did happen, just not on camera.

  2. TeamCam on

    Gotta say, I’m pretty disgusted with Glasgow, not for losing to Treviso, but because of the manner in which they lost. Absolutely threw that game away in second half with constant poor decision-making. That was nearly as bad as the performance against Kings. This year looks like it’ll progress as last year did, with a steady slide to pathetic capitulation. Least Edinburgh – and Treviso – have some fight in them.

    • Rob on

      Sorry to the Ryan Wilson fans but he should never be near the Scotland squad. He does not have a rugby brain and is a penalty magnet

    • BigMonkey on

      It wasn’t great today but I don’t think it was poor from everybody. For me Hastings almost single-handedly lost us the game trying to be Finn Russell. Thought BT could have come on much earlier.

      • TeamCam on

        I think with BT on from the start we win that. Hastings, like Russell, is worth the mistakes because he can do stuff that very few others can’t. Today he didn’t do so. He didn’t add to Warriors’ game, and two of their tries arose from his errors. Why didn’t we play like we did against Scarlets? That game plan would’ve been perfect today when it was clear Hastings was misfiring.

  3. Highland Bear on

    Serious fail from Rennie, the coaching staff and the game squad. Warrior season is imploding. Hastings needs to be ‘rested’/dropped as currently is a liability.

  4. Busy Little Bee on

    Stand by everything I’ve said about Adam Hastings. If his name was Adam Parks and not Hastings he’d be run out of town. He looked a total ameteur against Argentina in the autumn and the last few performances have been even worse. Did somebody tell him he’s better than Dan Carter and he believed it or something? Craig Chalmers will be turning in his grave.

  5. Rob on

    I see Gray was on the bench today for Stade. Know it isn’t the correct article but maybe we need a ‘General Topic’ article?

  6. john on

    Glasgow were rudderless today, terrible decisions and unforced errors to the fore. I like Hastings but you’ve got to wonder why he was so far off nailing a starting position at Bath & has flattered to deceive since his return north. Busy little bee is right, he was poor against Argentina. The floated pass on his own line before half time was startlingly poor decision making. Sam Johnson was excellent today & with the likes of Russell, Dunbar, Jones inside/outside of him, he could be a proper 12.

    • FF on

      He was so far off nailing a starting place at Bath as he was in the academy straight out of school with two international FHs ahead of him in Rhys Priestland and George Ford. This is his first season as the leading FH at a pro club,
      his second season with a full pro-contract and he’s 22. He’s hit a rough patch which he’ll hopefully learn from and become a a better player. Don’t understand this impulse to hang out our best young players to dry because they haven’t emerged from school as teenage prodigies md fully formed world class players. Everyone else has to learn from experience and sometimes they play poorly.

      • john on

        Fair points FF, especially re Hasting’s Bath tenure, however that’s 3 successive games where he’s done nothing. Furthermore those 3 games he’s been culpable for 3 demoralising defeats . As I stated I like Hastings but its all about opinions………..like Sam Johnson to start @ 12 cv Italy

  7. Ńéíł on

    Some Thoughts.

    Away to Bennetton is no easy task anymore so losing this game is not as bad as say the kings.

    Hastings could do with a rest and work on his game management a little bit, lots of positives from his play style and we will need him for the Champions Cup games but after that give Thomson some game time.

    Sam Johnson and Stafford Mcdowall work well together and both are in form players the future continues to look bright in that position.

    Did the ref have a tmo available ? i dont recall it being used once.

    My team for Cardiff

    1. Kebble
    2. Stewart
    3. Rae
    4. Gray
    5. Harley
    6. Wilson
    7. Gibbins
    8. Fagerson
    9. Horne
    10. Hastings
    11. Matawalu
    12. Johnson
    13. Jones
    14. DTH VDM
    15. Hogg
    16. Bryce
    17. Allan
    18. The Nuke
    19. Swinson
    20. Ashe
    21. Price
    22. Thomson
    23. Mcdowall

  8. Scottie on

    Hijacking the thread but 4 weeks from the 6 Nations and we’re doing our best to finish bottom even before a ball has been kicked. What’s going on with the coaching of the Glasgow players? Abysmal. Can’t say any more on that or likely to suffer a stroke given my disbelief and anger at the ineptitude and general malaise of the players.

    Duncan Weir surely deserves to be ahead of most #10, consistently turning up for Worcester. Sure, he misses the odd kick but he at least has mastered the basics.

    With the news that Mr Barclay is struggling, let’s hope we get to see Sam Skinner at #6. Let’s also hope Richie Gray will be involved after being named on the bench today, anyone know if he got any game time?

    What are we going to do for #8? Nobody.i.e. Nobody of any note performing. I’m fearing wooden spoon and a dismal WC. Any optimism gratefully received.

    • Dwestland on

      Ritchie Gray currently plays for Toulouse when not injured. I think folks may be getting mixed up with Talalelei Gray who plays for Stade.

    • FF on

      Glasgow may be suffering a mid-season crisis (all hope is not lost though!),
      but surely Edinburgh are giving some cause for hope?

    • Ńéíł on

      would it be possible to get an injury report on all the players currently out and when they expected back ? so many ppl.

      Hooker – Brown, Turner
      Tighthead – Fagerson
      lock – R.Gray
      backrow – Bradbury, Barclay Thomson
      Centre – Scott, Bennett, Dunbar, Horne, Taylor, Jones

      Cant think of anyone else who would be in the mix currently out ?

  9. John B on

    Jeez so negative. The Scottish illness, just rip into the players. No spirit, no standing by players who we know are good (Wilson) or have potential (Hastings).
    We don’t deserve a winning team with that attitude.
    It’s a long attritional season. Form will ebb and flow. That is natural. The only professional sport team I remember going unbeaten in a league season in any sport was Arsenal in about 2003.
    Glasgow are 2nd in the conference assuming Munster beat Connacht and in good position to qualify in Europe. The way some of you tear into players you deserve them to throw it all away.
    Do you know that if you are a supporter you are part of the team?
    Did you ever think of it that way?
    It’s true. The guys on the field are just the sharp end of a big pyramid of which you are a part.
    If you were on the pitch with them you wouldn’t rip into them the way you do. You might be frustrated but you’d understand players lose confidence or get tired, they make mistakes but we ‘re all in this together.
    Hastings is going to make mistakes. He’s 22 getting his first season as a starting pro. Get over it and get behind the team.

    • Scottie on

      Really?

      Glasgow attitude disgraceful. Think they can just turn up and as if on the training field. Give honest endeavour rather than a patronising attitude and you might have a point. Watch a full strength scarlets, then Munster then Leinster.

      Edinburgh are going the right way. Glasgow are regressing.

      • Ńéíł on

        Scottie this is not football stop bashing inexperienced players. Looked to me like those players were giving 100 % but it was an inexperienced side especially in the backline so direction was lacking.

        Besides Matawalu and Jackson no one has played more than 2 seasons in that backline.

        Got to remember the Warriors have a ton of injuries also and Away to Benetton who are now joint 2nd with Edinburgh in there conference, its a very hard place to get a win now.

        Kebble Brown Turner Fagerson Gray Gibbins Fagerson Price Horne Dunbar Jones Seymour DTH and Hogg (and probaly others i have missed) are missing from there team. To push Treviso right to end with all that in mind does not spell disaster but merely a wobble they will bounce back.

      • Scottie on

        I’m not bashing any inexperienced players. Would never do that.

        If you’d read my post, I’m having a go at the attitude. It was lackadaisical at best and down right ignorant. Hard yards need to be earned, you can’t just flip a nonchalant pass and expect not to be challenged or it not to be missed. This isn’t a one-off, this is three in a row, immediately before the 6 Nations ffs.

        Making excuses for an away day loss to an Italian side sums it up.

        Neil, those players you listed as missing today, were also missing against Edinburgh, despite being on the pitch during the match. Harsh? Maybe. Just disillusioned by unjustified optimism.

        John B. Yes, Hastings is in his first season, so why then have a nations expectations thrust upon him when we’d all be better served with him learning his trade for a season or two.?

        Why do we have to be myopic until the wider, non-Scots watchers get to tell us how poor we are under test conditions?

      • John B on

        OK, but Celtic didn’t have to face anyone as closely matched as Treviso, let alone Munster or Edinburgh.
        The PRO 14 is much more competitive than the Scottish Premiership.
        It’s very, very rare for a team to go unbeaten in a league season, even more so if the league they are in is competitive.
        Ripping into players doesn’t help. They’re not trying to lose. They get beaten up and tired, they train all week and then they have to spend their weekend on a plane to Italy when the rest of us are at home watching them on the box.
        Sure, this is the life of a professional sportsman, but they’re still human beings, not supermen.
        Get behind them. Hastings will find his form, maybe in the next game.

    • Highland Bear on

      Supporters are fully justified in getting stuck in to under-performing players and failing coaching staff who as professionals are very well paid. In such an environment if I was contributing towards someone wage then I have every right to criticise someone whose work is unsatisfactory.
      Club Rugby in Scotland in the professional era is relatively young but there are healthy signs of a change in attitude on the part of supporters who are far more demanding. In a spectator sport teams need to build a loyal fan base. This can be through results; a winning team will generate a feel-good factor; or overall performance based on an attractive style of play; or even dogged never say die attitude from an underdog.
      Since the 1872 debacles Warrior supporters have had to endure PR platitudes from players in the press promising that the results were a blip and everything would be put right in the forthcoming fixtures. Fans are not happy-clappy drones and can be angry when professionals are unable to deliver the basics in terms of skills and game plans on the field of play.
      Its at times like this one would expect the senior players, to take the lead and grab the team by the scruff of the neck. As others regularly point out Wilson, for all the positives at times in his play, should be nowhere near a leadership role due to his regular faux pas at critical situations. Johnny Gray, while a whole-hearted player, is not a leader on the field.

      • FF on

        Wilson and Gray have more than paid their dues at Glasgow and both were instrumental to the league success. They deserve a little more respect than some Glasgow fans seem willing to give.

        Rugby is a mentally and physically demanding sport where players put their health and wellbeing in the line. Professional sport is hyper-competitive. It’s fair enough to feel free to criticise your team but a bit of realism and empathy wouldn’t go amiss from rugby fans.

        Glasgow are in a mid-season crisis but are still in both the league and champions cup so can turn it around. If they don’t it’ll be disappointing but the world will go on. They will have sti give us some fantastic rugby and huge performances.

      • Just saying on

        FF: I take a different view to yours of the Glasgow performance and the fans response. I think you are saying its a low point and will be all right on the night. If it isnt, why dont you just enjoy the ride ?

        I would have thought the alternative view of realism is :

        Glasgow have hit a slump at the worst time.

        Glasgow are now entering the business end of the HCC pools and would benefit from a few points to secure a play off. The selection this weekend will tell us whether Rennie wants to defend his poition or push for points.

        Pro 14 : Glasgow only need to finish top 2 in their conference to have a crack at the crown.

        From experience fans know the 6 nations will take players away and return crocs.

        In past years the non 6N players upheld (with flair and style) the league position.

        It is debatable whether they are showing the same fight this season.

        That all could all be interpreted as a watershed in Glasgow aspirations for the season and many of the bloggers have invested in a season ticket.

        The philosphers view is why get excited , but this is a rugby blog, If this is not a talking point , what is !

      • John B on

        Scottish fans are particularly negative about their players when they don’t play well, and they scoot from pillar to post. There are comments on here calling for the return of Duncan Weir. Duncan Weir was absolutely murdered by the Scottish fans when he played for Scotland. “The pudden'” is the nickname I can remember.
        Do you think being told you should never play for the team again by a bunch of your supposed supporters will help your confidence or motivate you to go out and do better?
        If you get behind the team then you will spur them on to being better players than you ever imagined.
        It’s such a Scottish attitude to say “They get paid a load of money, a fraction of which comes out of my pocket, therefore I have a right to be nasty if they don’t play well”.
        It’s mean and it’s counter-productive.
        If you want your money’s worth, try building them up instead of knocking them down.
        Professional sportsmen need confidence.
        They’re going to have plenty of coaches and analysts telling them what mistakes they made, and they probably know themselves what they could have done better before they even get in the shower after the game.
        They don’t need your nastiness on top.

      • TeamCam on

        I don’t think we’re any different to other countries’ fans. And once The Pud moved to Edinburgh fans really got behind him. I think it’s pretty fair to complain when players and the team collectively contrive to lose a game like the one against Treviso (or the one against Kings), just as we’re entitled to applaud them for games in which they play well, such as against Munster (both times), Scarlets, Lyon etc.. It’s hard to argue that Hastings played well against Treviso, especially when you compare it to his performance against Blues, for example.

      • John B on

        Sure, complain, that’s fine. It’s the personal targetting of players I hate. No, I don’t see it from other fans. I read Walesonline quite regularly. They’ll whinge about coaches, they’ll say a player is off form, but you never read anything saying they should never play again as you do here an in scottish forums.
        We’re negative, and there’s a real mean streak to it.
        Supporters get the team their support deserves IMO.

  10. Ben F on

    I dont agree with some of these comments.

    Glasgow would have lost even if they were at home. The location had no bearing.It was a game they could have won, but could not sustain the structure to do so.

    Hastings did get game time at Bath , he does merit his place in this side , which ,when at full strength , would beat Bath.

    We put up with finnsanity for long enough, Hastings is every bit as maverick and fits well at Glasgow.

    I have no problem with Glasgow fans venting frustration at their team or individuals in here.

    I live in the real world, fans are not robots, fans are humans, they are loyal, they care about their side , which is letting everyone down just now.

    It is likely to pass and yes, it is likely that the emotion and frustration, will be an obstacle to recovery in the short term. So what ! It is part of the game, it is part of every changing room.

    May I recommned and urge you to get on with the business of giving them laldie. This is a rugby blog, not a psychologist’s couch.

  11. Nomad86 on

    My main issue with Glasgow is that fighting spirit and determination of a couple seasons ago seems to have disappeared, perhaps some are believing their own hype? Yes it was a fairly young and inexperienced set of backs however look across the m8 and you now see that attitude in abundance at Edinburgh who are getting (most of) the basics right, coupled with a growing sense of belief in the wider squad. I firmly believe we are seeing a genuine shift in who is our best team as Edinburgh now remind me of Glasgow of around 6/7 seasons ago when they started to regularly compete in the play offs. Hope I’m wrong and both teams can become a real force to be reckoned with but on the overall evidence of this season and last I feel,that Glasgow are on the decline.

    To those who are suggesting we shall be whitewashed in the 6nations, as disappointing as this would be if recall correctly our last wooden spoon was 2015?? Last thing I want to see this year is a whitewash but if it results in a similar world cup I’ll put up with it,,, let’s face it we have been spoilt over the last few seasons compared to most of my own experience watching scotland (mid 90s -present)

    • Ńéíł on

      I think people look back at the past with rose-tinted glasses tbh. that fighting spirit a couple of seasons ago your suggesting existed was more down to a far more powerful pack with the like of Reid/Welsh/Nakarawa/ Kellock and Strauss at their peak and a style no one in the pro12 had worked out how to handle at the time, it was also Toonies 3rd season working on his masterplan whereas Rennie is still only half of that into his.

      To suggest this current Glasgow team does not have the same fighting spirit is abit ridiculous, did you watch the match against Scarlets a few week ago ?! i mean seriously some of the Individual and team performances this season from this Glasgow team would blow that 2014/15 team out of the water.

      Get over yourselfs and back the team. Complain if we dont have trophies at the end of the season or next season but i bet we will.

      • Nomad86 on

        Appreciate your feedback Neil as I’m only a rare commenter and I agree that team was much further along in their development however I’m basing my judgement over this season and last, yes some of this year’s early performances have been outstanding but so were some of last season’s up to the same point. I genuinely hope I’m wrong and the team can turn it around and go on to win a sencod league trophy. I’m not convinced thought that this team will win trophies or would beat the 2015 team. Just my humble opinion so please don’t tell me to get over myself, I’ll always back both teams… I’m not affiliated to either coming from Inverness.

        Also just want to say Neil, and I mean this with sincerity, you are a much more enjoyable commenter when you engage in discussion as you have over the last year or so to perhaps how your approach was a few years ago… keep up the good work big man.

        And here’s to both teams making the play offs

      • Nomad86 on

        Also forgot to say in either of my posts, for Rennie to say he wants Glasgow to play super fast super rugby style how much longer will we have to put up with Glasgow’s pack receiving the ball standing still or having to check their stride…. as I never played perhaps this is down to how quick the service is….. maybe someone could enlighten me slightly…. I struggle a little now that I don’t have Hugh Dan to break things down as well as he did compare to Scot lawsons stuttery comantery

  12. Bazz on

    Happy with Edinburgh’s performance yesterday. Still can’t believe Fife was given MOTM over Graham though…He didn’t play badly at all but the gulf in class between them has become very clear.

    • Nomad86 on

      Graham was my man of the match too, fife played well and has totally turned things around from his last 6 nations days when he looked well out of his depth, 7s has really improved his game all round. I also though both props played well as well as Ritchie and Taylor who was quietly but impressively impactful.

      Of course I’d need to re watch the game sober to back that up

      • Bazz on

        Haha yeah I was watching it sober and that sounds about right to me. I’ve been impressed with Taylor on his 2 outings although tbf I started with pretty low expectations. Also agree that Berghan and Ritchie had good games and sutherland was decent but will probably have to do a bit more if he’s to get back in the 23 for the big games.

    • Rich on

      At the game, I would have agreed with you, I thought Graham deserved MoTM.

      However I watched it back again, and I have no complaints about Fife getting it. He was superb throughout the game, and whilst Graham caught the eye getting two tries and a couple of decent breaks, I think Fife probably edged it for all round play.

  13. pragmatic optomist on

    Clearly the Glasgow coaches thought they could pull it off yesterday while resting most of their top players. It backfired. Hope they can pull it off against Cardiff. Not expecting much against Saracens now. Thought the selection of Hastings was a big mistake, and that Brandon Thomson should have started. It probably means Hastings now has to play against Cardiff. Also thought that Glasgow made lots of yards through short passes to forwards in the three quarter line when Benetton rushed up in their blitz defence. Should work on that one.

  14. Rob on

    One comment from me – thought Joy Neville had a good game ref’ing yesterday. Praise where praise is due

  15. Smoking Gun on

    Agree with lots of the comments. I think Hastings had a very poor game but I’m surprised more people aren’t saying the same of G Horne.

    The only time Glasgow looked good was when Frisby was on. Horne was trying to do everything himself. He got caught at the breakdown at least 3 times. Stepped his way into trouble on numerous occasions and even his passing wasn’t like what we expect from him. Hastings and Horne have just a little too much swagger for my liking at the moment. They are believing their own hype and it has set them back a bit. They’ll get over it and be important players for Glasgow and hopefully Scotland.

  16. Stu2 on

    Horne did have a poor match – but 2 of the 3 times he was caught was down to the forwards not protecting him.

    Hastings really needs to start doing the basics – assuming he is capable of course. His kickpasses, decision making and general play is appalling at the moment.

    He’s young – he needs time and nurturing.

  17. Ńéíł on

    I guess one positive from this slump in form is that its better to have it now than at the end of the season when all the trophies are to play for.

  18. Merlot on

    Let’s give credit to Benetton – they completely deserved the victory for the way they defended for the full 80 minutes. Their blitz defence meant Glasgow couldn’t get their game going – the same as Edinburgh did over Christmas.
    Far too many mistakes from Glasgow – not looking after the ball and trying miracle offloads/passes instead of having patience.
    None of the “spine” of the team (2-8-9-10-15) had great games, although Jackson was solid and Horne his usual fizzy self.
    I am not one of those who think they weren’t trying – I think they were trying too hard.
    If you have a look at the stats, you’d think Glasgow won! http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/playerstats?gameId=293322&league=270557.
    PS – the ref had a good game.

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