Warriors overcome Army in friendly

Ahead of next week’s GUINNESS PRO12 match against Munster, the Warriors comfortably defeated the Army 71-0 in a friendly at Scotstoun. Junior Bulumakau

The Warriors started very brightly, scoring a try through former Army player, Junior Bulumakau within two minutes.

Glasgow then notched another through 18-year-old Scott Cummings, before Rory Clegg, scored a penalty – his third successful kick in a row, after lofting over the two convertions.

The home side were in cruise control and before 25 minutes were played, Glasgow were 29-0 up after Fraser Lyle and D’arcy Rae dotted down.

As the half wore on, the Warriors full-back Glenn Bryce had to be stretchered off, with Robbie Fergusson taking his place.

Moments after the change, Hugh Blake scored his first try for the club, gathering the ball wide on the left and sprinting round his man to dot down. Clegg converted to give his side a commanding 36-0 lead.

Just before half-time, Junior Bulumakau scored his second of the evening against his former team mates, spotting space on the right wing and dashing over the line beyond helpless defenders. Again, Rory Clegg did the honours from the kicking tee and at the break, Glasgow were ahead 43-0. Gregor Hunter

For the second-half Gregor Hunter came on, making his first appearance for the club, having overcome an injury following signing in 2014.

As was the case in the first period, Glasgow completely dominated and scored two quick tries through Cummings and Ali Price before Chris Fusaro dived over.

Gregor Hunter then converted to give Glasgow Warriors a scoreline of 64-0 after 64 minutes!

Peter Horne’s younger brother George was on the bench and when he came on the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 3 player notched a score, converted by Hunter to give the Warriors a 71-0 victory.

After the match, Gregor Townsend said: “We were really pleased with the game. We put a lot of effort in, in the first half, especially in our kick chase and supporting the ball carriers. Those areas were at a high level and it was through that hard work that the tries came.

“The players executed their skills very well in difficult conditions.

“It was really pleasing to see new Warriors out there tonight, especially guys who have come back from injury like Gregor Hunter and Sam Johnson.

“We were pleased with how the combinations worked, even though we made a lot of changes during the match.”

Glasgow Warriors: Scott Cummings, Rob Harley, Callum Hunter-Hill, Kieran Low, Mike Cusack, Zander Fagerson, D’arcy Rae, Glenn Bryce, Junior Bulumakau, Nyle Godsmark, Lee Jones, Adam Ashe, Jason Hill, Alex Allan, Gregor Hunter, Gary Strain, Robbie Fergusson, Nick Grigg, Sam Johnson, Fraser Lyle, Hugh Blake, James Eddie, Chris Fusaro, Tyrone Holmes, James Malcolm, Fergus Scott, Rory Clegg, George Hunter, Grayson Hart, George Horne, Ali Price

Man of the match: Junior Bulumakau

Attendance: 1,813

Written by
Michael Lamont