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FT: Glasgow Warriors 26-12 Benetton

It’s a big covering tackle that forces a Benetton error that ends the game. Glasgow win with the bonus point.


GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 18: Glasgow’s Stafford Mcdowall leads out the sides during a BKT United Rugby Championship match between Glasgow Warriors and Benetton Rugby at Scotstoun Stadium, on November 18, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)


BKT Player of the Match: Stafford McDowall

He’s been excellent tonight!


Glasgow scrum

It’s a Glasgow scrum on the halfway line. They’ll look to take their time here and hold on to the ball.


Stolen line out

Glasgow are in control here, they now steal the Benetton line out and punt the ball right back down the field pinning back the visitor’s. Three minutes to go.


Benetton threaten

Benetton are knocking at the door, but Glasgow keep slowing the ball down, denying every attempt at he whitewash. They’re sitting just shy of the try line.


Glasgow manage the clock

The hosts are not looking to rush anything here and keep their opponents shut out, looking comfortable without the ball, making their tackles and numbering up well.


Glasgow try

It started with a magnificent break down the centre of the park by Stafford McDowall, who saw off one, two, three, four defenders. Then a handful of phases later a big wide pass from replacement scrum half Sean Kennedy, to now winger George Horne, saw the nine dive in over the line.

That’s the fourth try and a bonus point is secured.


Glasgow turnover

An enormous effort from the Glasgow forwards sees them completely outmuscle the oncoming Benetton attackers. It’s Vailanu who appears from the bottom of the pile having stolen the ball back.


Benetton penalty

The attack doesn’t come to anything and with the Warriors being penalised the visitor’s have a chance to kick the ball to the corner.


Mckay break

The full back makes a lovely winding break down into the middle of the park trying to open up space for the Warriors.


Max Williamson

Max Williamson replaces Richie Gray in the second row, the 21-year-old making his debut. He becomes Warrior #355!


Benetton penalty

Jacob Umaga adds Benetton’s first points of this half from the boot.


Glasgow try

The maul is effective tidying things up, as the backs stretch can opposition defence wide across the pitch. Then a missed pass is stolen by George Horne who breaks down the wing before offloading back inside to the supporting Sebastian Cancelliere.

He then turns on the after burners and dives across the line in front of the east stand. Try number three for Glasgow.


Glasgow maul out of their 22 with a view of settling things down, after a sustained attack from Benetton inside the Glasgow 22.


Fagerson hit

From the scrum Marco Zanon has a chance to run a try in, but a brilliant covering tackle from Matt Fagerson dislodges the ball from the centre’s grip as he’s about to touchdown.

Well saved!


Benetton scrum

Glasgow are down to 14 men and Benetton opt for the scrum. It’s right underneath the sticks.


Glasgow card

Thomas Gordon is handed a yellow card for preventing quick ball right in front of the Glasgow posts.


Benetton penalty

Tom Jordan shows a lot of power in attack handing off his opposition and then adding a lovely step past his opposite number, however at the next tackle he’s penalised on the ground. Benetton win a line out penalty on the five metre line.


Glasgow penalty

Tom Jordan has an option to kick for touch and win Glasgow some territory. He misses touch, but the return kick from Benetton also doesn’t gather much ground and the Warriors win the line out just shy of Benetton’s 22.


Strong defence

Benetton try a couple of close-quarter options with a view of breaking the line deep in Glasgow territory, but the defence is holding firm with each effort snubbed by the hosts.


Benetton line out

The second half starts with a aerial kicking battle, that earns the visitor’s valuable territory.


Back in action

We’re back underway at Scotstoun


HT: Glasgow Warriors 14-9 Benetton

After a double check with the TMO to determine if Marcus Watson crossed the line for Benetton, it’s a no-try decision and Stafford McDowall clears the ball to touch ending the first half.


Benetton ball

Benetton look to maul but no progress.

Forward comes Malakai Fekitoa, then Michele Lamaro.


Benetton ball

McKay is back from the sin bin and the full-back is immediately into the action, hitting Odogwu in the wide channel to prevent the winger from making progress towards the line.

Play is brought back for an earlier penalty, though, and the visitors will go to the corner again.


Penalty Benetton

Benetton shove Horne into touch, and the scrum-half takes exception to the force used.

Referee Brace is unmoved and penalises Horne, as Benetton go to the corner.


Glasgow 22

Benetton go for the cross-kick again, but the ball goes dead and Jordan boots long.


Benetton lineout

Benetton go wide and chip ahead, but Rowe covers well and clears to halfway.


Scrum Benetton

Cancelliere almost through, and then Tuipulotu has a go.

Benetton turnover though, and while they knock on, the play is brought back for a scrum to the visitors.


Glasgow ball

Supremely taken by Richie Gray at the tail, before Gordon peels off.

Benetton fight for the turnover and knock on, giving Glasgow the scrum 25m out.


Penalty Glasgow

Benetton try the cross-field kick, but Odogwu is penalised for offside as he chases the ball ahead.

Jordan takes play up to 25m from the Benetton line.


Benetton lineout

Huge carry from Vailanu off the base of the scrum up to the 22, and McDowall applies the boot to take play up to halfway.


Scrum Glasgow

Outstanding work from Manjezi!

The big man works his way through the maul with the help of his pack and stops the ball being released from the maul – turnover ball, Glasgow scrum.


Sin bin

McKay is shown a yellow card for the tackle on Sebastian Negri, and Albornoz goes to the corner.


TMO Check

A hefty collision out wide between McKay and Henry Time-Stowers, and this will go to the TMO.


Benetton ball

A superb take from Cancelliere as the high ball swirls around above the North Stand, but Benetton turn it over and attack through Federico Ruzza.

Garbisi then has a dart but is cut down.


Penalty Benetton

Albornoz narrows the gap to 14-9


Penalty Benetton

Glasgow are pinged for obstruction at the restart, and Albornoz points to the posts on the Glasgow 22.


Conversion is good

No mistake from Horne and it’s 14-6 to the hosts.



A first try at Scotstoun for Kyle Rowe!

It’s Cancelliere who does the damage, the Argentinian cutting inside and beating three Benetton defenders at pace.

Faced with the last man, it’s a simple pass inside to Rowe, who goes under the sticks!


Glasgow ball

This time the first phase ball isn’t quite as clean, but McKay cleans up.



Scrum Glasgow

Almost another!

A quick tap penalty from Horne sets Glasgow running and Gordon goes through, but Giacomo da Re does enough to spoil the pass to Cancelliere.

Benetton can’t claim the ball cleanly though, and Glasgow have a scrum on the Benetton 10m line.


Conversion is good

Horne adds the extras, and Glasgow lead 7-6!



First phase perfection!

Brilliant play from the Warriors, some inch-perfect passing from the backs puts Jordan half through a gap.

The fly-half flips the offload to the supporting Josh McKay, and over he goes!


Glasgow ball

Jordan regathers the Benetton kick brilliantly, before Sione Tuipulotu tries to put Matt Fagerson through the gap.

McDowall then zips a perfect kick downfield for a 50-22!


Glasgow 22

Going nowhere, Albornoz tries a drop-goal from 45 metres, but it drifts wide.

Jordan boots the 22 long into Benetton territory.


Benetton ball

Odogowu claims Horne’s box-kick well and Benetton in possession on halfway.

Good shot from Thomas Gordon, before Rowe brings down Time-Stowers.


Glasgow lineout

Another turnover from Benetton, but this time Rowe puts Paolo Odogwu into touch.

Glasgow lineout, as Turner finds Manjezi.


Glasgow lineout

Alessandro Garbisi clears from the kick-off, and Glasgow restart with the lineout on halfway.

Sione Vailanu has a charge, before Cancelliere almost sneaks through a gap.


Penalty Benetton

Albornoz navigates the miserable conditions well, extending his side’s lead to 6-0.


Penalty Benetton

Great work from Cancelliere to force the error, before McDowall and Jordan combine to free Kyle Rowe.

Benetton scramble well, though, and win another breakdown penalty from which Albornoz will have a shot at the posts from 45m.


Scrum Benetton

The kick-off drifts out on the full and Benetton opt for the scrum on halfway.


Penalty Benetton

Albornoz makes no mistake and Benetton lead 3-0.


Penalty Benetton

The visitors enjoy their first bout of possession of the night, and referee Brace gives them the benefit of the doubt at the breakdown with a penalty.

Tomas Albornoz goes for goal from 25 metres.


Glasgow lineout


Jordan is inches away from the line, but Benetton turn over and clear.

Glasgow lineout 30m out.


Penalty Glasgow

The bounce of the ball saves Benetton, as Sebastian Cancelliere is inches away from a counter-attack score.

The visitors concede the penalty at the breakdown though, and Tom Jordan gives Glasgow a lineout eight metres out.


Benetton lineout

McDowall boots to touch, giving Benetton a lineout on the Glasgow 10m line.

Stolen by Sintu Manjezi!



Our referee tonight is Andrew Brace, who blows his whistle and gets us underway at Scotstoun!


Teams out

Out come Benetton, led by captain Michele Lamaro to warm applause.

Scotstoun then rises to greet Stafford McDowall and your Warriors, and here we go…


Five minutes to go…

Five minutes until kick-off, Warrior Nation.

Get yourself settled in, this is going to be a cracker…



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Join us at Scotstoun Stadium for Round Five of the BKT United Rugby Championship against Italian Side Benetton Rugby.

Kick-off 7:35 pm