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Full-time: Glasgow Warriors 22-10 Edinburgh Rugby

It’s advantage Glasgow in the 1872 Cup who put Edinburgh under enough pressure in the second half to force discipline issues deep in our own territory – costing us talismanic lock Grant Gilchrist in the process – and scoring 14 points during the 10-minute timeout.

They take 12-point lead into next week’s massive decider at Scottish Gas Murrayfield, where 30,000+ crowd awaits on Saturday 30 December (kick-off 3pm).


Huge steal

Another huge lineout steal from the Embra men who decide enough is enough and clear.


Enormous Glasgow clearance

Enormous 50/22 box kick from Ben Afshar who turns that attack entirely on its head with a very impressive piece of skill. Glasgow now up to the Edinburgh 5m line looking to strike a killer blow.

Edinburgh pinged for offside…


No relenting

Edinburgh not relenting and make good in-roads into Glasgow territory. Van der Merwe showing his power and forcing an infringement out wide.

Edinburgh kick to the 5m line and look to maul, but the hosts shut it down and turn the ball over by winning a penalty.


Try Glasgow

Glasgow back-row Ally Miller is on the wing when it mattered after they punch the ball up repeatedly to earn the extended overlap on top of the man advantage.

The former Edinburgh man then has the room to cross the line and run in towards the posts to make life easier for Horne, who converts (22-10).


Desperate defending

Referee reminds the visitors to keep their maul discipline as Glasgow capture their lineout, maul and break free. Edinburgh defending desperately on the 5m line.



Cherry, Venter, Vellacott and Boffelli all take the field.


Successful conversion

George Horne adds the extras fro the tee (15-10).


Try Glasgow

The Glasgow maul does it’s job from short range and Matthews burrows over for his ninth try of the season (13-10).


Penalty coming

This time it’s Glen Young who picks up with the penalty for contact in the air.

“You’ve already lost one,” warns the referee. And Glasgow go again.


Yellow card: Gilchrist

Gilchrist sent to the sin bin for another infringement Glasgow go to the corner once more…


Gilchrist penalised

Gilchrist given a bit of a talking to for an infringement.

Glasgow reset, maul and attack with another penalty coming…


Final quarter

Edinburgh continue to defend well but infringe. Glasgow take a chance with the kick out wide but it’s to no one, knowing they come back to the penalty.

Big call to kick the ball to the 5m line for a lineout.


Prolonged Glasgow pressure

Prolonged Glasgow pressure is well met by the Edinburgh men who give no quarter. Ashman among many putting in big shots with discipline.

We have two knocks ons in the melee, GW put in.


Massive steal!

A huge turnover from the big men there, who compete superbly and steal the ball with two pods in the air. WP Nel collects the ball, recycles, and we clear to between the 10m and 22..


Edinburgh penalised

Edinburgh penalised for bringing the maul down so Glasgow look to set up the maul once more from the lineout…


Glasgow 5m lineout

Home crowd happy with this opportunity as the ball is certain to be mauled here…


On a knife edge

The game is turning into a real battle here with so little on the scoreboard and such miserable conditions.


Crosbie on

Luke Crosbie is the game’s first change. He comes on for Watson.



No mistake from Ben Healy who puts his side in the lead for the first time in the game (8-10)!


Penalty coming…

Very good from Edinburgh there after a great carry from Matt Currie. Glasgow feeling the pressure and are pinged for offside.

Healy has a chance to take the lead of the first time…


Glasgow not shy

Glasgow not shy of putting some width on it before sending it downfield,

Edinburgh look to counter and do so well as Duhan ploughs though many would be tacklers.

Edinburgh thrown in at the Glasgow 22…


Plenty on it

Edinburgh retain possession from a stable scrum and Healy clears superbly.

Edinburgh testing Glasgow with the varied kicks out wide.

Chucking it down now so could expect to see that tactic a little more with the back-three available.


Close call…

Close call there as a mistake in Edinburgh’s attack sees the ball bobble up and over Healy amidst the miserable conditions. Glasgow hack through but knock on as they try to scoop up with ball…


Back underway!


Half-time: Glasgow Warriors 8-7 Edinburgh Rugby

The whistle brings an end to a hard fought first 40. Edinburgh haven’t had a huge foothold in the game over the piece but but rallied well into the half to get the score and threaten thereafter.

We head in for the interval just one point adrift (8-7).


Miss pen

Jamie Bhatti pinged for hinging at that scrum so we go from that to a penalty.

Healy fancies it from straight in front of the post from half way but it’s just wide.


Out in the full

Nightmare for Thompson there as his Glasgow restart is out in the full. Edinburgh scrum on the half.


The big men with the powerplay

Crucial score from the big men who kept the ball in close quarters and battered away at the Glasgow line before WP powered over. Healy adds the extras (8-7).


TRY WP NEL!!!!!!!


Up to the 5…

Edinburgh now up to the Glasgow 5m line as they continue their best attack of the night. New replacement Matthews is penalised and Edinburgh go for the quick tap.


Better connection

Much better structure in that Edinburgh attack, ball shifted wide and then kicked through. Glasgow collect but are then man-handled into touch on their own 22. Very good outcome for the visitors.


Edinburgh get creative

Smart play from Edinburgh who shape for the box kick and, instead, attack and get the ball to big Duhan who makes a couple of tackle breaks.

Glasgow hooker George Turners looks to have take a sore one trying to take him down, who then leaves the field for Matthews. Glasgow penalised in the process and Edinburgh send the ball downfield.


Glasgow mixing it up but kick is too long

Sione Tuipulotu has been busy for Glasgow and getting a lot of change out of big carries through the middle, Thompson kicks through but it’s too long and ER clear.

Glasgow look to build something something once more and Edinburgh muscle up and wrestle the ball back.


Edinburgh attack not going to plan

Edinburgh getting time with ball but not connecting well enough to puncture the resolute Glasgow defence, characterised this time as Goosen runs into his own man in traffic. Scrum Glasgow.


Glasgow defence holds

Glasgow continue to defend well as the ball is dislodged in contact, dive on the loose ball and clear.


Glasgow pinged

Pressure release from Edinburgh there as Glasgow were building – vocals from Jamie Ritchie drawing attention to the infringement and making sure there was no mistake.

Edinburgh discipline has been a bit of an issue so far so good to get one the other way and build into the Glasgow 22 once again…


TRY Glasgow

Glasgow get the game’s first score after some very impressive attacking interplay, with Kyle Rowe the recipient of some repeated inside, outside offloading that got them deep into the Edinburgh 22.

Thompson misses the extras (8-0).


Scrum pen

Frustrating for the home side as Schoeman accused of driving up in the scrum, something which the big man and the commentators don’t necessarily agree with…

The ref’s opinion is the one that matters though and Glasgow clear.


Chaos (the good kind)!

Glasgow look to go wide on first phase and chip through from McKay but it’s charged down and hacked on all the way to the Glasgow 5m line, where the home side knock on.

Hairum scarum stuff but Edinburgh have a good place to do something here…


Busy Goosen

Goosen getting plenty of time on the ball tonight – and is looking dynamic with it – as Glasgow opt frequently for the box kick.

Lang carries but doesn’t do Price any favours with the ball presentation and knocks on in fairly slippery conditions.


Just out of reach

Ben Healy looks for a little chip kick to Van der Merwe in close quarters but it just escapes the big man on the wing.

Glasgow get the game underway quickly and clear to the Edinburgh 10m line.


Edinburgh phases

Edinburgh’s turn now to build on some possession, but Glasgow are equal to their efforts, gradually forcing them back from the 22 back to the 10m line.

Darcy Graham and Ali Price then do well to recapture ground with some sniping.

James Lang grubbers one through and Glasgow dot down once it crossed the line, so the hosts will clear.


PEN Glagsow

Ross Thompson makes no mistake in front of the uprights to draw first blood (3-0).


Second pen

A decent defensive set from Edinburgh off the back of the Glasgow lineout but another infringement in the first entry into our 22, which Thompson lines up for the posts…


Scrum pen

The ref’s hand is straight up as WP Nel accused of losing his bind in the scrum. Glasgow send the ball down to the ER 22 for a lineout…


Ref down!

Wes Goosen rises well this time to a second box kick from Horne and sneaks through the Glasgow line only for the referee to get in his way, so we have ourselves another scrum, this time to Edinburgh.


Scrum down

George Horne dabs one over the Edinburgh defence to clear and Edinburgh knock on the bouncing ball so we have the game’s first scrum on the Glasgow 10m line,



The whistle blows and Ben Healy hoists the ball high to get the game underway here at Scotstoun!




Lovely tribute from everyone on viaplay after the passing of programme producer and friend Michael Douglas, who worked closely with all teams.

Michael was always very warm and friendly to work with and his loss is felt greatly by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.


Great to have The Queens Arms on board!

Welcome to the club!



The countdown is well and truly on as we slip under the hour mark to kick-off.

Plenty of talk on the strength of both sides on show today at a wet and windy Scotstoun.

Grant Gilchrist pre-match: “We’ve started the year well and I’m desperate to bring success to this club and there’s no bigger challenge than coming here tonight – and I’ve got a smile on my face as I’m looking forward to it.”


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Stay right here for live updates as we take on Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium in the opening leg of the 1872 Cup (kick-off 7.35pm).

Kick-off 7:35 pm