A half-century, a new arrival and the October Warrior of the Month is revealed - catch up with all that's been happening in our latest Weekend Update.
Warriors hit 50 in victory over Kings
If the Warrior Nation was expecting a big performance from their side in their first home match for three weeks, then they weren’t disappointed on Friday night.
Dave Rennie’s side ran in eight tries without reply in a 50-0 victory over the Southern Kings at Scotstoun, with seven different scorers adding to a well-earned penalty try under the Friday night lights.
REPORT | Glasgow Warriors returned to winning ways in style this evening, running in 50 unanswered points to record victory over the Southern kings at Scotstoun.
? @GlasgowWarriors‘ Kiran McDonald marked his 25th birthday with a Man of the Match performance and a 50-0 win over the Southern Kings! pic.twitter.com/U6xI77MKt7
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) November 1, 2019
Niko Matawalu shows his wheels, picks up beautifully and dives over as @GlasgowWarriors put their foot to the floor ?#GuinnessPRO14 #GLAvKIN
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— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) November 1, 2019
Thanks to @glasgowwarriors for asking me to deliver the match ball tonight and congrats on the win. It was nice to be a Warrior again for the night ?? pic.twitter.com/K3kL41XO1o
— Kelly Brown (@kellydrbrown) November 1, 2019
It’s Game Day! Looking forward to @GlasgowWarriors v @SouthernKingsSA tonight at #Scotstoun. Strong team being fielded tonight, for now #ClubKubeNet is the place to be for good food, company, pre match banter with @HughDan1956 and plenty of players. @Kube_NET #ProudSponsor pic.twitter.com/Nt3nVrCybg
— KubeNet (@Kube_NET) November 1, 2019
? @GlasgowWarriors‘ Dave Rennie joined our coverage to reflect on a dominant win for his side against the Southern Kings
McDonald scoops Warrior of the Month award
As if winning the man-of-the-match award on his 25th birthday wasn’t enough, Kiran McDonald took home another piece of hardware on Friday night.
The second-rower was named as the McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for October, after a string of consistently top-level performances in the Warriors’ engine room.
? @kiran_mcdonald has been voted the @McCreaFS Warrior of the Month for October, after the second-rower’s performances saw him earn 64% of the supporters’ vote.https://t.co/0PIaS380Tg
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) November 4, 2019
Meanwhile, there was another reason to celebrate for the Warrior Nation over the weekend, as Super Rugby star Aki Seiuli touched down in Glasgow ahead of linking up with his new club-mates for the first time.
— Doug L (@dougl84) November 2, 2019
From Warrior to World Champion
And finally – whilst Scotland may have been unsuccessful in their attempt to lift the William Webb Ellis trophy, there was one Warriors connection to South Africa’s celebrations on Saturday in Yokohama…
.@GlasgowWarriors number 116 and @Scotlandteam cap number 927 Matt Proudfoot now a world cup winning assistant coach with South Africa. He’s done a hell of a job with that pack.
— Kevin Millar (@topofthemoonGW) November 2, 2019