The Rugby World Cup gets underway, the Warriors touch down in South Africa and the squad put smiles on faces - catch up with what's been happening with our Weekend Update.
Scotland downed in Yokohama
It was a less than ideal start to the Rugby World Cup for Scotland in Yokohama yesterday, as Ireland showed their strength in the opening match of Pool A for both sides.
Staring into space thinking of something positive to say. Not an easy day to be a Scot at Yokohama Stadium. I can confirm that the sun has come up this morning (well, not really, but it’s light). Review, park it and… https://t.co/yBlTOsrqp0
— Rory Lawson (@rorylawson9) September 23, 2019
Fiji into action early
Glasgow’s Fijian contingent are already well into the swing of this year’s tournament, as they play their opening two matches in the space of five days. Niko Matawalu came off the bench as John McKee’s men were eventually edged out by Australia in Sapporo, whilst new signing Mesu Dolokoto will join his new club-mate in the squad to make his first appearance of the competition against Uruguay on Wednesday.
FULL TIME in Sapporo and what a start to the #RWC19
Our Flying Fijians put in a thrilling effort against a hard nosed Wallabies side, to go down 39 – 21.
Sensational tries from Yato and Nayacalevu gave fans lots to cheer about.
#RWC19 ?? TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT ? |
Check out who will be stepping out for the Flying Fijians against Uruguay in game 2 at Kamaishi Memorial Recovery Stadium on Wednesday.
Uanivi captains Namibia
It’s not just current Warriors making their mark in Japan – in addition to the 16 members of Dave Rennie’s squad representing their respective countries, 11 further former Warriors are strutting their stuff on the game’s biggest stage. One such player is former Glasgow second row Tijuee Uanivi, who captained his Nambian side in their pool opener against Italy on Sunday morning.
#ITAvNAM at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka City kicks off at 14:15- what better way to start a Sunday? Hanazono Rugby Stadium was built in 1921- Japans first ever rugby stadium! A historic moment for a historic place- truly once-in-a-lifetime! #RWC2019 #RWChanazono pic.twitter.com/w46a83KxlP
— Rugby World Cup 2019™ Fan Information (@Japan2019_ENG) September 22, 2019
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Warriors land in South Africa
There are now just four days to go until the first game of the new Guinness PRO14 season, with the Toyota Cheetahs lying in wait in Bloemfontein on Friday evening. The squad touched down safely in South Africa over the weekend, and were straight into the thick of things as preparations continue for the new campaign.
We are off to South Africa ?? for our first #pro14 match. @CheetahsRugby vs @GlasgowWarriors in Bloemfontein next weekend. Boys are excited! pic.twitter.com/9pRSyt3Err
— Petrus du Plessis (@PetrusduPlessis) September 21, 2019
Squad help out at Rainbow House
Prior to their departure for the Rainbow Nation, the squad was chipping in at Rainbow House in Irvine, helping to construct a community support garden at Ayrshire Central Hospital.
? | This week @MackenzieConstr completed a children’s garden project at Rainbow House in Ayrshire Central Hospital, supported by Glasgow Warriors.https://t.co/Loa5MaEdIR
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) September 18, 2019
Business Club event details confirmed
The club confirmed the details for their opening Business Club event of the 2019/20 season at the end of last week, with members invited to ScottishPower’s headquarters to cheer on Scotland as they take on Samoa.
The first Glasgow Warriors Business Club event of the new campaign will take place on Monday 30 September, with members invited to the @ScottishPower headquarters to watch #RWC2019 match between Scotland and Samoa.https://t.co/86J9z8RuVT
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) September 20, 2019