World News – GB – Glasgow unable to match Leinster’s cruelty as visitor control sets up comfortable victory

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Warriors struggled to translate their ambition and attacking intent into points on a soggy Scotstoun

If the Glasgow Warriors spent a good deal of their time loading the weapon, it was Leinster who fired the bullets The home team certainly did not lack ambition, tempo or offensive intent, and often moved the ball quickly and quickly despite the constant downpour in Scotstoun, but Danny Wilson’s side struggled to turn possession into points Instead, it was the Irish who ran this game, scoring almost at will whenever they entered the red zone.

The chasm of cruelty between the two sides was painfully apparent The Warriors were busy and determined with the ball in hand, and without it threw themselves into contact with grinning bravery Yet, as the Warriors’ full-backs intermittently impressed, Sam Johnson and George Horne looking particularly sharp, they just couldn’t match the raw power of the visitors, especially when the game turned into a tug-of-war forward It was like watching a fight session between a middleweight and a heavyweight, and Glasgow weren’t the big hitters By halftime they were losing 22-7 and effectively going out for the count

« We showed a lot of character coming back from a halftime deficit, » said Glasgow Warriors coach Danny Wilson « We showed heart but the mistakes and the turnover cost us against a very good team. We did not convert enough our pressure on the pitch and our Leinster position was clinical »

The opening try after 10 minutes was a perfect encapsulation of the game, after a long period of relentless Warriors probing into Leinster’s half. Yet when Leinster managed to get the ball back their big men quickly did a few tough yards in the middle When they made their way into the kill zone, it was Harry Byrne who committed two Glasgow defenders before unloading on Jimmy O’Brien, Leinster’s full-back handing over Huw Jones with an ease that will do little to dispel Jones’ reputation for defensive fragility

Glasgow quickly retaliated, however, with hyperactive George Horne starting and ending a move in which Rob Harley, TJ Ioane and Ryan Wilson all carried with determination before the little scrum-half rushed in, his brother converting

Glasgow was on a level playing field for less than five minutes, however, Byrne restored Leinster’s lead with a penalty from a collapsed scrum, and then Leinster’s peloton mustered up and headed for the Warriors line, scrum-half Luke McGrath rushing for a quick penalty after the home forwards appeared to have overcome a never-ending line of pick-and-gos by the Leinster pack

When Leinster won a penalty and kicked the corner shortly before half-time, the Glasgow line was crossed again This time it was disarmingly easy, Scott Penny broke the blind side of the roster drive and made his way through virtually unopposed

Glasgow got off to a good start to the second half, taking Leinster up front and cheering, with leading pillar D’Arcy Rae making his way within two minutes of the restart Still, normal serve resumed in the 10 minutes, inside center Tommy O’Brien making a superb arc break that led him to the Warriors line before he was dragged down, mainstay Mike Bent putting his muscles to the limit laying for the try bonus points and a 15-point lead To make matters worse, Jones’ attempts to illegally stop the try earned him a yellow card

Glasgow, however, never stopped probing and trying They got their reward with seven minutes remaining when winger Cian Kelleher was given a yellow card for Jones clothing liner, with Glasgow giving a kick kick into the corner and the open-ended Tom Gordon eventually stretched and landed from the resulting roster

Yet with just three minutes to go, and just in case Glasgow had any clue of an unlikely late flurry, Leinster pressed and Byrne extended his lead with a penalty It was a nice demonstration of the control the visitors had exercised throughout

Glasgow Warriors: H Jones, T Seymour (R Tagive, 71), N Grigg, S Johnson, N Matawalu; P Horne (B Thomson, 68), G Horne (J Dobie, 70); A Seiuli (A Allan, 54), G Stewart (G Turner, 54), D Rae (E Pieretto, 54), R Harley, H Bain, R Wilson (capt (C Fusaro, 63)), T Gordon, TJ Ioane (F Lokotui, 63 years old)

Leinster: J O’Brien (D Hawkshaw, 73); C Kelleher, R O’Loughlin, T O’Brien, D Kearney; H Byrne, L McGrath (H O’Sullivan, 77); P Dooley (M Milne, 53), J Tracy (D Sheehan, 53), M Bent (T Clarkson, 60); R Molony (S Fardy, 60), D Toner; J Murphy (J Dunne, 73), S Penny, R Ruddock (captain (D Leavy, 60))

Scoring sequence: try O’Brien 0-5; con Byrne 0-7; try G Horne 5-7; with P Horne 7-7; Byrne 7-10 pen; try McGrath 7-15; con Byrne 7-17; try Penny 7-22; try Rae 12-22; with P Horne 14-22; try Bent 14-27; con Byrne 14-29; try Gordon 19-29; Byrne 19-32 pen

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World news – GB – Glasgow unable to match Leinster’s cruelty as control of visitors sets up a comfortable victory



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