Warriors Victorious In Season Opener

Glasgow Warriors fans were treated to a three try teaser this evening ahead of the RaboDirect PRO12 kicking off in September. Despite the Warriors trailing_at the break_the new look_outfit entered the second half all guns blazing, adding two tries onto the scoreboard, taking them ahead of Newcastle's one.

Winger and new signing, Tommy Seymour and young full-back Stuart Hogg were the men to touch down for the hosts, while flanker Pennycook crossed for the Falcons.

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Glasgow Warriors fans were treated to a three try teaser this evening ahead of the RaboDirect PRO12 kicking off in September. Despite the Warriors trailing_at the break_the new look_outfit entered the second half all guns blazing, adding two tries onto the scoreboard, taking them ahead of Newcastle's one.

Winger and new signing, Tommy Seymour and young full-back Stuart Hogg were the men to touch down for the hosts, while flanker Pennycook crossed for the Falcons._

Both sides made a wealth of changes throughout the game, giving the Warriors support an insight into what they can expect from the season ahead. These changes meant all the Warriors latest_signings (with the exception of prop Mike Cusack)_had a chance to show what they were made of, and each stepped up to the plate and impressed. Moreover scrum-half Henry Pyrgos and replacement stand-off Duncan Weir both put in a first class performance.

Glasgow Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen reflected: "It's great to get a win on the board first up. The guys showed a great level of fitness to hit back in the second half and closed the game out.

"I was impressed with how quickly the new boys got to grips with playing in a Glasgow jersey and it was great to see two good scores from Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg.

"It's a positive start and we will take confidence from it going into our next game at Sale [Friday 26 August]."

Read on for a break-down of the_key moments in the match:

8mins: Openside flanker, Redford Pennycook crossed the whitewash to open the scoring after Glasgow conceded a penalty five metres from the line. The visitors opted for the scrum scoring two phases later. Stand-off Greg Goosen converted._0-7_

20mins: Scott Wight stepped up for his first kicking opportunity with the Warriors and landed it right between the uprights. 3-7

32mins: After taking a heavy blow_ going into contact Peter Murchie was replaced by, young full-back_Stuart Hogg.

Half-time: Glasgow Warriors_3 -_7 Newcastle Falcons

54mins: Glasgow Warriors rebalanced the scoreboard in their favour with a try from new recruit Tommy Seymour._Weir converted. 10-7

57mins: Glasgow crossed the try line moments later this time Stuart Hogg touched down. Weir kepted his pinpoint accuracy with a second successful conversion. 17-7

76mins: The Warriors spread the Newcastle defence thinly giving the backs a chance to run into the space. However the slippery conditions saw winger, Colin Shaw, knock-on.

Fulltime: Glasgow Warriors_17 -_7 Newcastle Falcons

Man-of-the-match:_Tommy Seymour_

Attendance: 1961

Glasgow Warriors: 15 Peter Murchie; 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Rob Dewey (Captain), 12 Troy Nathan, 11 Colin Shaw; 10 Scott Wight, 9 Henry Pyrgos; 1 Gordon Reid, 2 Pat MacArthur, 3 Ed Kalman, 4 Tom Ryder, 5 Nick Campbell, 6 James Eddie, 7 Chris Fusaro, 8 Ryan Wilson

Substitutes: Finlay Gillies (for MacArthur, 62mins), Ryan Grant (for Reid, 20mins), Jon Welsh (for Grant, 50mins), Rob Harley (for Eddie, 29mins), Ross Doneghan (for Harley, 73mins), Rory Pitman (for Wilson, HT), Sean Kennedy (for Pyrgos, 73mins), Duncan Weir (for Wight, HT), Peter Horne (for Nathan, 50mins), Alex Dunbar (for Dewey, 50mins), Dave McCall (for Seymour, 56mins), Stuart Hogg (for Murchie, 32mins),

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Alex Tait; 14 Rikki Sheriffe, 13 Luke Eves, 12 Jamie Helleur, 11 Ryan Shortland; 10 Greg Goosen, 9 Jordi Pasqualin; 1 Grant Shiells, 2 Matt Thompson, 3 Ashley Wells, 4 Glen Townson, 5 Tim Swinson, 6 Will Welch, 7 Redford Pennycook, 8 Ally Hogg

Substitutes: Darren Fearn, Joe Graham, Dan Frazier, Richard Boyle, Mark Wilson, Joe Robinson, Richard Mayhew, Will Chudley, Joel Hodgson, James Fitzpatrick, Chris Pilgrim, Luke Fielden

Ref: Andy Macpherson (SRU)

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