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Next up: Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh

We march on to the 1872 Cup next weekend and round eight of the BKT United Rugby Championship. Edinburgh come to Fortress Scotstoun on Friday 22 December, 7.35pm.


Thank you

Warrior Nation, thank you for your support! What a win in France.


Player of the Match: Ally Miller


FT: Bayonne 11-12 Glasgow Warrior


Excellent positioning from Huw Jones and George Horne to win the ball two metres from their own line.


Glasgow win in France




Still Bayonne come


Glasgow hold firm, the clock turns red


The line out is lost. Bayonne break!


Glasgow penalty

Bayonne off side at the halfway line. Thompson kicks the ball deep inside the 22.


Glasgow scrum

It’s intense at close quarters as both teams are desperate to create something. Glasgow snub Bayonne’s attack ripping the ball from the opposition and winning the scrum.


Bayonne penalty

Reece Hodge pulls another long range penalty attempt wide and the score remains 12-11 with five minutes to go


Bayonne penalty

Glasgow lose two of their own line outs, and hand a penalty to the hosts.


Glasgow penalty

Bayonne’s Arthur Iturria is handed a warning landing a shoulder barge on Ross Thompson as he clears Glasgow lines. The referee gives the penalty where the ball lands putting Glasgow back in Bayonne’s half.


Glasgow pressure

Glasgow lose the line out, but Josh McKay sets the visitor’s off into space collecting the clearance kick. He finds Sione Tupulotu who has space and he kicks through bouncing the ball off a Bayonne players leg and earning much deserved territory.


Glasgow penalty

The visitor’s scrum proves effective once again, winning a penalty from the set piece. Thompson places us back down deep in Bayonne territory.


Richie Gray the latest Glasgow replacement, on for Greg Petterson


Score stands

Glasgow remain one point to the good, with Reece Hodge’s kicking attempting going wide.


Bayonne penalty

Angus Fraser is penalised on the floor handing Bayonne a kicking opportunity from halfway.


Max Williamson replaced Alex Samuel rather than Petterson


Glasgow penalty

That free kick becomes and penalty and Thompson places us back in the Bayonne 22.


Glasgow scrum

A handling error sees Glasgow Warriors pick up a halfway scrum, and with a entirely fresh front row they quickly upgrade the offence to a free kick.

Glasgow go again!


Glasgow ring the changes

Jamie Bhatti, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, and Greg Petterson all leave the field, to be replace by Nathan McBeth, Angus Fraser, Oli Kebble, and Max Williamson.


McKay try

The grounding is good, and what an excellent try from the fullback.

Glasgow take the lead for the first time in the game. 12-11.


TMO review

Some four phases from the penalty tap, Ross Thompson picks out a lovely wide pass to the unmarked Josh McKay, who has to launch himself in the air to find the tryline.

He grounds it, but the referee goes upstairs.


Glasgow penalty

From the line out Glasgow inject phase after phase of intensity, with forwards and backs both battering the opposing defensive line. Bayonne stand strong though.

Finally, the referee, Leal’s, arm goes up for a Glasgow penalty. They tap and go.


Glasgow penalty

Glasgow win a penalty from the scrum and Ross Thompson puts the ball on the Bayonne five.


Glasgow scrum

Glasgow win a scrum on the Bayonne 22, after Kyle Rowe and Thomas Gordon execute an exemplary turnover at the breakdown.


Lopez converts

Bayonne inch further ahead through the boot of Camille Lopez. 11-7


Bayonne penalty

It’s not to be though and the front row are penalised, turning the scrum into a penalty. Stand off Camille Lopez clears the lines.


Bayonne scrum

It’s a Bayonne scrum on their own five metre line, so there is an opportunity to lay on some pressure. Glasgow have been effective in the scrum in the match so far.


Glasgow penalty

Ross Thompson places Glasgow right on the Bayonne try line with his penalty attempt. But, a lineout that isn’t straight snubs the potential for points.


Glasgow break

It’s a lively opening exchanges. This time George Horne creates a lovely dummy and makes 40 of his own metres. The wet ground proves hard to keep momentum though and he slips.

He does manage an off load to the supporting Greg Petterson, who then has Kyle Rowe on his shoulder.


Bayonne turnover

The subsequent phases bring them closer to the try line, but unfortunately captain Sione Tuipulotu and hooker George Turner are penalised for their clear out attempt at the next ruck.


Glasgow line out

Huw Jones makes 40 metres from the first phase off the line out. He slips his opposite men and takes Glasgow to the Bayonne 22.


Big 40 minutes begins


Half Time

Bayonne spill the ball in contact and that does it for the first half.

Breathless rugby.

Grab a cuppa and we’ll be back for the second half…


Glasgow replacement

Tom Jordan comes on for Smith, with McKay moving to wing and Jordan slotting in at full-back.

Bayonne scrum on halfway.


Scrum Bayonne

Horne with the tap penalty and off he goes!

Bayonne will have the scrum though, as Smith loses the ball in contact as his knee gives way as he steps.



Ally Miller that is sensational!

Glasgow work the overlap and the number eight turns on the afterburners to outstrip two defenders and race over from 25m out!

Thompson adds the extras and it’s a one-point game!


Glasgow ball

Miller again with the big carry, this time after the offload from Rowe.

Gordon goes himself and Horne draws advantage…


Glasgow lineout

Bayonne boot to touch from the restart, and Turner will throw in on the Bayonne 10m line.


Try Bayonne

This time the home side do make it count.

The maul is deemed to have just enough power to shove Facundo Bosch over the line.

Lopez misses the conversion, leaving the score at 8-0.


Penalty Bayonne

Bayonne go wide but Jones is there to shut down the play.

Glasgow think they’ve pounced on the loose ball but the referee says the ball hadn’t left the ruck and penalises the Warriors.

Lopez goes to the corner again.


Penalty Bayonne

Tagi has a rumble as Bayonne move up to the Glasgow 22.

Glasgow stray offside and Lopez goes to the corner.


Bayonne lineout

Lopez clears from the restart and Glasgow have the lineout on halfway.

Thompson overcooks the return kick, however, and it goes out on the full to hand possession to the hosts.


Penalty Bayonne

No mistake from Lopez and Bayonne lead.


Penalty Bayonne

Turner goes sharp from the lineout and Gregor Brown charges into midfield.

Bayonne counter-attack from the kick ahead and Zander Fagerson is penalised for going off feet at the ruck.

The prop is shown a yellow card by referee Leal as a result of the earlier team warning, and Lopez will go for goal from 35m.


Glasgow 22

Lopez’s kick is too long and Glasgow restart with the 22.


Bayonne ball

Bayonne turn over and kick long, and counter attack from the Glasgow clearance.

Luke Tagi has a go around the ruck, as Aprasidze has a dart.


Penalty Glasgow

Brilliant from Tuipulotu – the skipper stabs a grubber into the 22 and gets there with McKay to make the tackle and hold up the tackler.

A scrum becomes a penalty, as Bayonne are penalised for talking back to the ref, and Thompson goes to the corner.


Penalty Glasgow

Good work from Gordon at the ruck and Glasgow win the penalty – Thompson finds touch on the Bayonne 10m line.


Bayonne lineout

McKay deals well with a kick ahead and finds touch 35m from his own line.


Glasgow ball

You’ve got to kick higher than that to clear Alex Samuel with a chip!

The big second-rower stretches all 6’9″ of his frame to grab the ball and Horne kicks long.


Penalty Bayonne

Bayonne risk competing at the breakdown and are rewarded – Camille Lopez finds touch on the Bayonne 10m line.


Glasgow ball

Brilliant carry from Ally Miller and Glasgow within 5 metres!


Penalty Glasgow

Jamie Bhatti gets the upper hand and is rewarded with the penalty.

Thompson finds touch on the Bayonne 22.


Scrum Glasgow

Bayonne steal the lineout, but Glasgow hold up the ensuing maul – scrum just inside the Bayonne half.


Penalty Glasgow

Big defence!

No try, and Glasgow are awarded a penalty as Bayonne are penalised for double movement.

Thompson clears up to 25m from his own line.


TMO Check

The Bayonne fans think their team has scored – the officials will have a look…


Penalty Bayonne

Another penalty to the hosts as Glasgow are deemed to have sacked the maul illegally, and referee Adam Leal has a word with captain Tuipulotu.


Penalty Bayonne

Great defence again, this time from Huw Jones and Smith, forcing the misplaced pass out wide.

Bayonne had advantage however, and play is brought back once more.


Scrum Bayonne

Great defence from Thomas Gordon and Horne, as they force the error from Bayonne.

Glasgow carry over their own line in dealing with the loose ball though, giving Bayonne the scrum.


Penalty Bayonne

No advantage coming, so the play is brought back for the penalty.

Bayonne elect for the lineout 10m out.


Bayonne ball

A first attack by Bayonne as Gela Aprasidze chips over the top and Bayonne regather.

Penalty advantage to the hosts inside the Glasgow 22.


Glasgow ball

Kyle Rowe carries back up to halfway and Glasgow get moving, Zander Fagerson trucking it up in midfield.


Scrum Bayonne

In fact it was knocked into touch and Bayonne elect for the scrum.


Bayonne lineout

George Turner can’t quite gather the pass and it goes into touch for a Bayonne lineout 20m from their own line.


Glasgow ball

Josh McKay up to the 22, as George Horne gets the pack moving.

Sione Tuipulotu carries, as Bayonne front up in defence.


Bayonne lineout


Bayonne somehow scramble the maul into touch a metre short of the line and clear, but back come Glasgow…


Penalty Glasgow

Almost the perfect start!

Ollie Smith regathers Thompson’s cross-kick but his foot just clips the touchline as he goes over.

We come back for a penalty and back to the corner we go.


Penalty Glasgow

Straight from the kick-off, it’s a Glasgow penalty as Bayonne are pinged for offside.

Ross Thompson kicks to the corner and Glasgow have a 5m lineout.



We are underway in Bayonne!


10 minutes to go

Time to grab yourself a drink, some snacks and a quick comfort break before we kick-off at 8pm

Kick-off 8:00 pm