United Rugby Championship: Glasgow Warriors 52-24 Cardiff
|Glasgow Warriors (28) 52|
|Tries: Brown 2, Forbes, M Fagerson, Horne, Z Fagerson, Gordon, McDowall Cons: Horne 6|
|Cardiff Rugby (10) 24|
|Tries: Adams, Dacey, Belcher Cons: Evans 2, Priestland Pens: Evans|
Glasgow Warriors turned in a ruthless show to blow Cardiff away with eight tries at Scotstoun within the URC.
The hosts recovered from the early lack of Rory Darge to damage and a strive from Josh Adams.
With Thomas Younger within the bin, Fraser Brown, Cole Forbes and Matt Fagerson all touched down, and George Horne secured a bonus level earlier than half-time.
Brown scored once more within the second half, together with Zander Fagerson, Tom Gordon and Stafford McDowell.
In a whirlwind contest, Kristian Dacey and Liam Belcher additionally bought on the board for Cardiff, who’ve by no means managed a win at Scotstoun.
The guests, buoyed by a opening success at residence to Munster, did get off to an ideal begin as Adams ran in a beautiful, looping cross from Jarrod Evans following a robust surge from Max Llewellyn.
The opening rating got here after an extended interruption as Scotland flanker Darge suffered a ugly ankle damage however the hosts, who suffered a skelping at Benetton final weekend, wasted no time feeling sorry for themselves.
And the sport turned in a flash when Younger was proven a yellow card for cynically slowing the ball down as Glasgow pressed.
Brown crossed from a rolling maul and, from the re-start, Glasgow moved in entrance as Forbes completed off a blistering transfer from deep, with Sione Tuipulotu and Sebastian Cancelliere consuming up the bottom.
Matt Fagerson then barrelled over from one other line-out and all of a sudden there was vital daylight between the perimeters.
With Younger returning to the fray, Tom Jordan was going the opposite manner after making a glancing contact to the pinnacle in a sort out, though the guests didn’t revenue from their spell with a person benefit.
Evans knocked over a penalty however the residence followers have been quickly celebrating once more because the spectacular Horne sniped over after Richie Grey was held up simply quick.
Dacey briefly diminished the deficit early within the second half, however Glasgow responded with bludgeoning energy as Zander Fagerson reached out to attain from a thundering rumble underneath the posts.
Cardiff alternative Uilisi Halaholo was the third recipient of a yellow card after catching Brown excessive and moments later the Scotland hooker was touching down for the second time.
Glasgow fly-half Jordan thought he had scored his first skilled strive however a late intervention from the TMO – after Horne’s conversion try hit a put up – picked up a ahead cross.
Pantomime boos from the house crowd then turned to cheers as nifty footwork from Jack Dempsey allowed Gordon to attain Warriors’ seventh attempt to McDowell accomplished the rout.
‘George has an enormous chip on his shoulder, some extent to show’
Glasgow coach Pete Horne advised BBC Radio Scotland:”We’re delighted. I feel what was pleasing is that we bought again to enjoying rugby. Guys have been on the market expressing themselves.
“[Head coach] Franco (Smith) spoke about drawing a line within the sand after final week, and I feel individuals might be leaving the stands happy with what they noticed.
[On brother George Horne]: “It has been a tricky couple of years for George. Each time he appears to get any momentum he will get injured. He is bought an enormous chip on his shoulder, some extent to show. He is determined to indicate what he is bought and I feel he was at his greatest tonight.”
Cardiff director of rugby Dai Younger advised Premier Sports activities: “We bought off the a superb begin, however the yellow card modified the momentum.
“Second half, we misplaced too many collisions they usually bought fast ball. We wished to manage the ball and restrict Glasgow, however in equity to them they have been actually medical and we have been all the time chasing the sport.
“We have been overwhelmed by the higher staff. The scoreboard is ugly, however we had some good spells. We have to play for 80 minutes. I feel we are able to construct on some issues from tonight.”
Glasgow Warriors: Cole Forbes; Sebastian Cancelliere, Sione Tuipulotu, Stafford McDowall, Kyle Steyn (capt); Tom Jordan, George Horne; Jamie Bhatti, Fraser Brown, Zander Fagerson, Scott Cummings, Richie Grey, Matt Fagerson, Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey.
Replacements: George Turner, Oli Kebble, Lucio Sordoni, JP du Preez, Sintu Manjezi, Thomas Gordon, Ali Worth, Domingo Miotti.
Cardiff Rugby: Matthew Morgan; Aled Summerhill, Mason Grady, Max Llewellyn, Josh Adams; Jarrod Evans, Tomos Williams; Rhys Carré, Kristian Dacey, Dillon Lewis, Josh Turnbull (capt), Seb Davies, James Botham, Thomas Younger, James Ratti.
Replacements: Liam Belcher, Brad Thyer, Keiron Assiratti, Matthew Screech, Lopeti Timani, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Uilisi Halaholo.
Referee: Chris Busby (IRFU)
Assistant referees: Finlay Brown & Ru Campbell (SRU)
TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)