“The fans always get behind us” | Ben Afshar

“The fans always get behind us” | Ben Afshar

Glasgow Warriors move to second in the URC table after a 40-7 win over Dragons in Round 10.

The game saw for six tries from the Warriors players. Ben Afshar scored his first try for the club and Facundo Cordero scored on his debut.


Captain Stafford McDowall scored two and Josh McKay scored two, the first of which made him the fastest try-scorer in the URC this season.

Ben Afshar spoke to glasgowwarriors.org to share his thoughts on the win.

Discussing his try, Ben said: “Yeah, I feel really good. It was good to get a start today. There were a few tries going about today and it was good to get on the end of one of those, and one especially. That was really exciting.”


Round 10 of the URC was the Club of Origin Round. Ben represented his Origin Club Edinburgh Accies and emphasised the buzz within Scotstoun Stadium: “The atmosphere was really good.

“I think it was a third sell out in a row today. The fans always get behind us, especially when we’re winning, scoring tries. It’s those games that really excite me. It’s an exciting atmosphere.”


Glasgow moves into second place in the URC table: “You always want to stay on the top side of the table, but top two could be considered that we’d guarantee home play-offs,” Ben said.

“If we can stay out there, keep on top of that and hopefully just keep ticking away at it, we can achieve that.”

Looking ahead to the next home fixture, Ben said that the Warriors are making chances and just need to take them.

“I think definitely we’re making chances. We had so many injuries in the squad. It’s more about finishing, keep it calm, keep the points ticking over.

“We need to keep our composure and finish getting those tries. We’re definitely looking really exciting on the ball and we’re making chances. It’s just keeping the ball in hand, finishing tries and getting more points.”

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