Ospreys V Glasgow Warriors
A depleted Glasgow Warriors side earned arguably their best result of the season so far, running in seven tries away to Ospreys.
With fifteen players involved in international action this weekend a Glasgow 23 including five debutants continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 6-47 victory.
It was a frantic 80 minutes of rugby on a cold, still Sunday afternoon in South Wales and Sam Davies gave the hosts the lead with a penalty after two minutes.
Turning down a shot at goal of their own Glasgow went to the corner shortly after and reaped the rewards, Adam Hastings making the most of a loose ball to squeeze through a gap and dive under the posts for his first try in a Warriors shirt.
Another Davies penalty hit the post before Glasgow had their second, Hasting’s half back partner in crime George Horne sniping from close range after several phases of good work from the Warriors forwards.
Ospreys added another three points to close the gap and with ball in hand Glasgow were finding gaps in the hosts’ defence. Gibbins, Sarto and Turner all breaking through holes but the Warriors were unable to convert any of those chances.
6-14 at the break Ospreys started the second half on the front foot. Off turnover ball however Hastings showed good footballing skills to kick ahead once and again on the bounce. Scott Cummings scoring Glasgow’s third as the ball was recycled.
Dave Rennie’s men secured the bonus point shortly after. George Turner steaming out of defence to intercept an Ospreys pass and race away displaying pace that any back three player would be proud of.
George Horne had his second of the game before the hour. Lelia Masaga showed just why he is known as the flash as he charged upfield and smartly offloaded to the young scrum half.
Holes started appearing all over the pitch and possession was swapped with almost every carry. It was the Warriors who eventually benefited. Replacement Brandon Thomson smartly intercepting as he tracked back in defence before spinning and exchanging passes with debutant Kaleem Barreto to score in the corner.
With the clock red Glasgow still weren’t done. Leonardo Sarto reading the Ospreys attack perfectly to intercept another pass and run in under the posts.
The victory makes it nine out of nine in the league for the Warriors who welcome Cardiff Blues to Scotstoun next Friday, limited remaining tickets are available HERE.