Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues

On a night charged with emotion, the Warriors collected a bonus point victory where Peter Horne scored a hat-trick of tries with Adam Ashe and Dougie Hall also dotting down.

The build-up to the game was centred around Al Kellock and Dougie Hall and the team certainly delivered for the duo, bringing home a 36-17 victory.

The Warriors were 29-3 to the good at the break after three tries from Horne and one from Dougie Hall.

Leading out their children in their tribute match, Hall and Al Kellock began the match at Scotstoun with Finn Russell making his first start for the Warriors since January.

As the kick-off approached, Al’s Dad and best man along with Dougie’s Mum and Bernie Mitchell from Hillhead Jordanhill presented the match ball.

After a rapturous reception, the roof was then lifted off Scotstoun when Al and Dougie emerged with their children.

Once the game kicked-off, Glasgow got off to a great start with a Peter Horne kick before the scores were leveled through a Gareth Anscombe kick.

With 25 minutes on the clock, Dougie Hall capped his tribute game in the perfect way, scoring his sixth try in 142 appearances.

After DTH van der Merwe was embroiled in a tussle, the ball was released to Dougie Hall on the wing and the robust hooker rampaged over the line.

A minute later, the Warriors produced one of the tries of the season when Finn Russell released Tommy Seymour before Peter Murchie offloaded to Horne and the centre was able to score in the corner.

His conversion was missed but he made up for it soon after when he scored his second try of the evening. Flying machine Seymour again scythed through the Blues defence and Horne was on hand to score between the posts and covert the try to put Glasgow 22-3 ahead.

Before the break with the Warriors buoyant, Cardiff saw Jarrad Hoeta yellow-carded for a high tackle on Peter Murchie.

With the game nearing the break, Glasgow secured the bonus point when Horne crashed over for his hat-trick of tries. He then converted his own score to give his side a 29-3 lead.At the start of the second half, Peter Horne was substituted but the tries kept coming when Finn Russell released Adam Ashe who breezed towards the try line. Russell then converted.

After 50 minutes, Dougie Hall was replaced and he fittingly received a standing ovation.

The visitors then scored two tries with Gareth Davies and Dan Fish crashing over and Anscombe adding the extras.

The Warriors then closed out the game and sealed the 36-17 win, with Al Kellock and Dougie Hall leaving the field to resounding applause.

After the game, Gregor Townsend said: "It was great to see us play so well at home and breaking down a tough Cardiff side.

"It was beyond our expectations to get a bnous point.

"It was an emotional night for Dougie and Al and to see a sold out Scotstoun was incredible.

live commentary 7:35 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015

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