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As ever Warrior Nation, thank you for your support in the ground and at home!


Next up: Glasgow Warriors v Hollywoodbets Sharks

We’re looking forward to having you back next month, on Friday 19 April, when we face the South African outfit the Sharks.

This will be our Plaster It Purple match, where we’re aiming to raise £25,000 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.


BKT Player of the Match: Jack Dempsey


FT: Glasgow Warriors 17-13 Cardiff Rugby


Cardiff scrum

Cardiff have possession as the final hooter rings out around the ground.


Munn debut

Duncan Munn comes on to close out the game, making him Warrior #360!


Glasgow win possession

A failed clearance kick is collected by Henco Venter who runs powerfully at the Cardiff line. We’re 40 metres out right now.



Euan Ferrie > Sintu Manjezi

Johnny Matthews > Gregor Hiddleston

Nathan McBeth > Allan Dell


Cardiff scrum

The maul comes down and the referee blows up for a forward ball. Cardiff have a defensive scrum.


Maul’s on

We’ve seen it before. Line out, into maul and Glasgow drive forward. Four metres to go!


Glasgow penalty

Glasgow turn the scrum and win the ball back. Weir quickly kicks for touch and finds the five metre line.


Glasgow penalty

One phase out from the completed scrum and Glasgow win a penalty.

It’s a quick tap from George Horne, but as he meets contact the ball goes forward.


Scrum takes time

The resulting scrum from the forward pass has been reset multiple times here. We go again. Four points in it, just over six minutes to go.



The referee calls the match official, and sadly the final pass is forward. No try!



It’s been coming all night. Kyle Steyn out wide, with pace and power. He burns his inside man and runs in from 30.


Weir adds 3

Glasgow advance with another three points from the boot of Duncan Weir


George Horne adds glitz

An absolutely lovely little chip over a fairly hardy Cardiff defence. The chip lands right into Kyle Steyn’s arms and he makes ten yards and offloads, allowing Glasgow to progress to the Cardiff 22.

Through the proceeding rucks, Cardiff are penalised and Weir has a kick for goal.


Cardiff clear

The line out goes awry and Cardiff clear their lines. Another Glasgow line out, but from 40 metres out now.


Glasgow penalty

Glasgow unable to create something there, but the referee hands them another penalty. Weir puts them in the corner again and they attack from the five.


Glasgow penalty

Play moves back down the other end of the pitch in Glasgow’s favour. A massive boot from Weir sets the home team up well in Cardiff’s 22 and an opportunity to build an attack.


Cardiff penalty

Cardiff win a penalty, with a fairly simple kick at goal. However, the wind in this direction has been awkward all game.

A life line for Glasgow, as the strike is pulled onto the post.



An injured Sordoni makes way for Oli Kebble to come on.


Sordoni’s first

That’s another first try, Lucio Sordoni claiming his first Glasgow try.


Glasgow lead

Duncan Weir converts, edging Glasgow in front for the first time!



Lucio Sordoni touches down for the second score of the night. A massive effort from the forwards to hammer Cardiff’s line until it finally relented.

George Horne coming into play scrum half and Jamie Dobie onto the wing, is a switch that’s added some urgency and pace to Glasgow’s game. Dobie, influential in getting Glasgow to the line.



Matt FAgerson > Henco Venter

Alex Samuel > Ally Miller

Sebastian Cancelliere > George Horne


Conversion is good

Duncan Weir adds the extra. But, a worrying kick off bounces awkwardly and sees Cardiff make it right back up to Glasgow’s line.

The ball crosses the whitewash but thankfully the referee blows up for a goal line drop out.



Just the start we needed in the second half. First a break from Kyle Steyn and then a phase later, second row Max  Williamson batters his way over the line for his first try for the club and the first Glasgow score of the night.


Scrum Glasgow

Big shot in midfield from Max Williamson!

Beetham runs straight at him and Alex Samuel and is immediately wrapped up – Glasgow scrum just inside the Cardiff half.



Back underway – big 40 minutes needed from your Warriors!


Penalty Cardiff

Cardiff go for broke at the ruck again and win the penalty – de Beer ends the half.


Penalty Glasgow

Clock in the red, Cardiff infringe, Weir goes to the corner.

Lineout 7m out.


Glasgow ball

Brilliant from Dobie, as he takes a ridiculously swirling kick on the run and counters with Jordan – Steyn in support and Glasgow up to the 22!


Glasgow lineout

Dempsey was not taking no for an answer there – the back-rower drives his man fully 7m into touch.


Cardiff lineout

De Beer finds touch on halfway, but Cardiff overthrow and Glasgow counter with Matthews.


Penalty Cardiff

Cardiff chance their arm at the ruck and get the reward – Teddy Williams gets over the ball and the penalty is awarded 15m from the Cardiff line.


Glasgow ball

Glasgow in possession for the first time in a while, as Jordan claims a high ball brilliantly.

Steyn and Matthews then have a go, as Dobie directs traffic.


Scrum Cardiff

Again Cardiff fail to win the restart, but this time the knock on comes from Glasgow.

Replays inconclusive, but the result is a scrum to Cardiff.


Try Cardiff

The visitors get the opening try of the night – Grady makes the line break, and it’s kept alive with some quickfire offloading to send Ben Thomas over in the corner.

De Beer converts and it’s 13-0 to Cardiff.


Goal line drop out

Big defensive shift from Glasgow!

Cardiff come back at their hosts with Rhys Carre and Teddy Williams carrying strongly, but Glasgow hold firm, eventually holding their visitors up over the goal line for a goal-line drop-out.


Glasgow lineout

Almost a sucker punch from the visitors, as the ball is intercepted and kicked long.

Mason Grady almost gets there but Glasgow survive with the lineout.


Glasgow ball

Cardiff unable to deal with the restart again, and McDowall almost capitalises.

Glasgow in possession on the Cardiff 22, as Dempsey goes direct.


Penalty Cardiff

Another successful shot from de Beer, and the visitors lead 6-0


Penalty Cardiff

Another scrum penalty goes Cardiff’s way, and de Beer will have another shot at goal.


Scrum Cardiff

The rain is now coming down sideways, as Fagerson knocks on as he tries to gather Dobie’s pass.

Cardiff scrum, in line with the last scrum but on the other side of the pitch.


Scrum Glasgow

Strong work in defence from Dempsey, as he wraps up Martin with some help from Ferrie and wins the turnover – scrum Glasgow 35m out from their own line.


Cardiff lineout

Cardiff win the scrum penalty, and de Beer finds touch on the Glasgow 10m line.


Scrum Cardiff

Unlucky – more great handling finds Cancelliere in space out wide, as the Argentinian races up to the 22.

The ball just goes forwards off Matthews’ fingers, though, and Cardiff have the scrum on their own 22.


Glasgow lineout

Beetham survives by the skin of his teeth – Cancelliere’s kick ahead bounces all ways except the way Beetham wanted, but Bevan is there to clear to touch.


Glasgow lineout

Again Cardiff exit well, with Bevan’s kick finding touch on his own 10m line.

Matthews finds Ferrie and Glasgow maul.


Glasgow ball

The strength of McDowall there, my word.

He gets hit in midfield by Clark, but rides the challenge before putting Matthews through a gap.

Weir plays it smart and grubbers it into touch on the Cardiff 22.


Penalty Glasgow

And just like that Glasgow click into attacking gear!

Alex Samuel steals the lineout and it’s immediately spun wide, Steyn finding the gap and racing through.

Cardiff slow illegally when the ball is recycled, before referee Frank Murphy pings the visitors for too much chat and marches them back 10m.

Glasgow lineout.


Cardiff lineout

Superb scramble defence from Glasgow – Max Clark gets the offload away to Rhys Carre and Ellis Bevan supports, but when the ball is recycled Sebastian Cancelliere is there to manhandle his opponent into touch.

Dobie clears off the set-piece exit, and Cardiff have the lineout 25m from the Glasgow line.


Cardiff ball

Great break from Dempsey, before Dobie gives Kyle Steyn something to chase.

Beetham does well in the air though, and Cardiff counter.


Glasgow lineout

Good defence from Cardiff forces Dobie to kick, and the contested ball finds touch off a Cardiff body.

Matthews throws in on his own 10m line and finds Euan Ferrie.


Glasgow ball

Great work from Josh McKay in the back field, covering de Beer’s kick ahead.

Jack Dempsey then has a go, before Jamie Dobie clears with the box-kick.


Cardiff lineout

Unlucky for Glasgow – a fantastic line from Max WIlliamson gets Glasgow over the gain-line, but Tom Jordan then sticks the kick out on the full.

Cardiff ball 25m out.


Glasgow lineout

Ellis Bevan exits from the lineout, giving Glasgow possession 30m out.


Penalty Cardiff

This time the decision goes Cardiff’s way – Mackenzie Martin in the thick of it, winning the turnover.

De Beer finds touch, but is still inside his own 22.


Penalty Glasgow

Again Cardiff infringe at the maul, and once again Weir directs his pack to the corner.


Penalty Glasgow

The maul is brought down inches short, but Glasgow were playing with advantage and Weir goes back to the corner.


Penalty Glasgow

Cardiff knock on at the restart, before Glasgow win the scrum penalty.

Weir finds the corner…


Penalty Cardiff

No mistake from de Beer and Cardiff lead 3-0.


Penalty Cardiff

Fagerson is penalised as he competes for the turnover, and Tinus de Beer goes for goal from 35 metres.


Free-kick Cardiff

Glasgow penalised for an early hit and Cardiff tap and run.

McDowall fronts up in defence on Jacob Beetham before Matt Fagerson hits Mackenzie Martin.


Scrum Glasgow

Ben Thomas goes to blitz Stafford McDowall, but he knocks on in the tackle and Glasgow have the scrum on the halfway line.


Glasgow lineout

Tinus de Beer clears long and Glasgow have the lineout on the Cardiff 10m line.

Johnny Matthews throws and then collects the ball on the wrap around.



It’s Duncan Weir who hoists the kick-off high and we are underway at Scotstoun!

Kick-off 7:35 pm