Cardiff Blues V Glasgow Warriors
There will be no fingernails left intact in Cardiff this evening as Glasgow Warriors survived a late scare to go three wins from three in the Welsh capital.
It took a while for the men from Scotstoun to get into the game and before they knew it they were 10 points down in as many minutes. Tom James making the most of sloppy defending to score for the hosts.
Finn Russell got Glasgow on the board 15 minutes in as the Blues were penalised for offside but the boot of Shingler restored his side’s ten-point gap shortly after.
As the half crept on Glasgow were still looking for a foothold in the game and uncharacteristic errors were preventing Dave Rennie’s side from really threatening.
However as soon as they were offered the opportunity to play they looked up and took it. Noticing and overlap on the blindside Glasgow broke and Adam Ashe’s inside pass found captain for the night Henry Pyrgos to convert a simple but slick score.
Half time came just as the Warriors were finding momentum and they carried that on into the second period, scoring early to take the lead.
Finn Russell rose highest to collect a high kick before evading his defender and feeding Lee Jones who accelerated away to score his second try in three games.
Glasgow’s lead didn’t last long as Shingler punished ill discipline with another penalty and despite the visitors having the vast majority of the ball they couldn’t find the final pass.
Finn’s boot snuck the Warriors in front making the last half hour a difficult watch for both sets of fans.
Just as it looked as if Glasgow were going hold out they gave away a scrum penalty with less than two minutes to play.
Shingler, who had been so reliable with the boot all evening, pushed his kick wide letting the Warriors off the hook.
The relief in the Glasgow players was clear to see as Adam Ashe kicked the ball dead to end the contest. Thankfully for the Warriors a few moments of magic in attack were enough to sneak the tightest of victories.