A first European victory of the season, a fond farewell and Scotland Women return to Scotstoun - check out the latest Weekend Update.
Sharks downed at Scotstoun
Glasgow Warriors opened their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a victory on Saturday afternoon, holding off the challenge of Sale Sharks to claim a 13-7 win at Scotstoun.
DTH van der Merwe’s try and eight points from Adam Hastings gave Dave Rennie’s men all four points, as they go in search of a second consecutive appearance in the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition.
36′ | TRY!!! DTH Van Der Merwe gets the first try of the game and his first try of the season! Adam Hastings adds the extras
Sam Johnson take a bow! ?
The Scotland centre with a sublime disguised pass and DTH Van Der Merwe isn’t going to miss from there…
MATCH REPORT | Glasgow Warriors begin the 2019/20 @ChampionsCup with a win, grinding out a hard-fought 13-7 victory over Sale Sharks at Scotstoun.
? “We know we can be better. We’ll have a beer tonight though, because we’re happy to get the win.”
Dave Rennie believes there is still more to come from his side after this afternoon’s opening @ChampionsCup victory over Sale Sharks.https://t.co/j0nlqBNvvH
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) November 16, 2019
Great work lads in a tough assignment!
— Doug L (@dougl84) November 16, 2019
His score just before half-time means that @DTHVDM is now @GlasgowWarriors equal top try scorer in the @ChampionsCup with 10. It might take you a while to guess who he is level with though. Clue – it’s not a winger…#WeAreWarriors
— Kevin Millar (@topofthemoonGW) November 16, 2019
Up and running…
Pump bows out
Saturday’s victory marked the end of an era for the club, as long-serving team manager John Manson waved goodbye to the Scotstoun crowd.
Warrior #59, the man affectionately referred to as Pump will take up a role with Old Glory DC ahead of the new Major League Rugby outfit’s debut in the competition.
Always A Warrior
I take it they do bacon and egg bombs in Washington? Your questionable chat will be sorely missed!
— shade munro (@shademunro) November 17, 2019
The man is a legend
— Tommy Spinks (@tommyspinks678) November 16, 2019
John Manson’s last game as team manager @glasgowwarriors today. The amount he has done for the club is incredible, looking after players and staff through the good times and the tough ones. Thank you Pumps. ?? @… https://t.co/1REV37XSwq
— Alastair Kellock (@AlastairKellock) November 16, 2019
Bitter sweet today having to say goodbye to our team manager ‘Pump’. He’s a one of a kind individual who’ll be sorely missed. All the best in the next chapter mana @johnjamesmanson ?? https://t.co/yKCrggfGlv
— Ratu Tagive (@rtagive) November 16, 2019
From Scotland u18s all the way to now – 10 years later. Thanks for everything pump! And by the way it wasn’t me that ate all the protein bars. https://t.co/Kopy9spb9r
— Adam Ashe (@adamashe93) November 17, 2019
Scotland Women open autumn campaign
Scotland Women opened their two-Test Autumn campaign with defeat on Sunday lunchtime, going down 17-3 to a physical Welsh side. Over 2,000 spectators packed into Scotstoun for the occasion, in what was Philip Doyle’s first home match in charge of the squad.
Good luck to Scotland Women v Wales at Scotstoun today!
FULL-TIME | A tough start to the Autumn Tests for Scotland as Wales secure a win at Scotstoun.
May not have been the result @Scotlandteam Women were wanting but great to c such a fantastic role model as @JadeKonkel take time to meet @AnnanRugby Tigers player Ayda Nelson after the game. Absolutely made her day n it will b one she wont forget for a long time. #RoleModel pic.twitter.com/OkeXaTzppy
— Colin Warrick (@ChocolateARFC1) November 17, 2019
Brilliant day at Scotstoun today watching Scotland v Wales, Evie was in awe watching her hero @itschloerollie, @JadeKonkel was a pleasure to talk to, I think Emily has a new hero, didn’t get the win but really enjoyed the day! #AsOne
— Björn Bo Wilson (@MeDeanWilson) November 17, 2019
Warriors impress in FOSROC Super6
The new FOSROC Super6 continued at pace over the weekend, with a number of Warriors making their presence felt across the three matches on show.
7′ TRYY! The @GlasgowWarriors duo link up, with Stafford McDowall kicking a lovely dink through for Rory Hughes to dive on. Frazier Climo, back in his beloved Taranaki colours for the day, slots the conversion! (0-7)
— The Ayrshire Bulls (@AyrshireBulls) November 16, 2019
60′ IT’S A BEAUTY. Ollie Smith made the initial break through the line, before feeding Stafford who in turn found Rory Hughes. The winger finished off the play to make it a 60m score! The touch finder is wide…
— The Ayrshire Bulls (@AyrshireBulls) November 16, 2019
#ABVsBB Full time and the hosts get the win:
#SCvSK 42′ | TRY!
Stirling County score again just before half-time in the right corner, it’s Andrew Davidson who has come up with the ball. @StirlingCounty 17-3 @Sthrn_Knights pic.twitter.com/2HYAGbcFWN
— FOSROC Super6 (@Super6Rugby) November 16, 2019
#SCvSK FULL TIME!
Whyte makes no mistake with his conversion attempt to record the first tie of the #FOSROCSuper6!
All the results from the second round of the #FOSROCSuper6 which saw the first draw in the tournament between @StirlingCounty and @Sthrn_Knights and wins for @AyrshireBulls and @WATSONIANFC pic.twitter.com/zFSCFEz7e1
— FOSROC Super6 (@Super6Rugby) November 17, 2019
The Price is right for Gerwyn
There was also success for a former Warrior away from the rugby pitch this weekend, as Welshman Gerwyn Price successfully defended his Grand Slam of Darts title.
Over the mood to retain my title, Grandslam Champ once again, would just like to thank all the fans/crowd for the great support over the full 10 days.. what a difference a12month can make. See you all at Minehead #teamiceman @OfficialPDC @valleywaterserv @Jasicuk @reddragondarts pic.twitter.com/RD5jUuIMCb
— Gerwyn Price (@Gezzyprice) November 18, 2019
Warrior Issue Two now on sale
The second issue of Warrior, the club’s official magazine is now on sale – packed full of exclusive content including a sit-down with DTH van der Merwe and a fan Q&A with Ali Price, you can get your copy at Scotstoun (or from Curtis Sport) for just £5.
That feeling when you get your new copy of Warrior ?
? It’s time for Issue Two…
Looking for a sneak peek on what to expect from the latest issue of Warrior, the official magazine of Glasgow Warriors?
Still want more? Then why not catch up with Warriors HQ for all your behind-the-scenes access…
?️ WARRIORS HQ | Get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Scotstoun this week as we gear up for a big day of Champions Cup action tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/elFfLcs6ar
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) November 15, 2019