Guinness PRO14 Championship – Saturday, 1st September 2018
Connacht 26-27 Glasgow Warriors
(Report – courtesy: Connacht Rugby)
Connacht’s opening game of the Guinness PRO14 season ended in a one-point defeat after Glasgow full back Stuart Hogg kicked a dramatic drop goal at the death of an exciting opening game of the season.
Glasgow got off to the best possible start with a try inside the opening two minutes when Tommy Seymour touched down after clever play from Hogg. Minutes later Jack Carty settled Connacht nerves with a penalty just outside the 22 to the right of the posts.
This was followed by an outstanding try from Cian Kelleher who was picked out perfectly with a cross field kick from Carty.
Having taken the lead through Kelleher’s converted try, Connacht’s lead was to be short lived as Glasgow hooker George Turner found a gap and capitalised to get in for their second try of the game.
CONNACHT – T O’Halloran (N Adeolokun 53), C Kelleher, K Godwin, T Farrell, M Healy, J Carty (C Ronaldson 67), C Blade (J Mitchell 75), D Buckley (P McCabe 53), D Heffernan (S Delahunt 75), F Bealham (C Carey 56), U Dillane, J Cannon (Q Roux 48), P Boyle, J Butler (Capt), E McKeon (C Gallagher 14).
GLASGOW WARRIORS – S Hogg, T Seymour, N Grigg, P Horne, DTH van der Merwe (N Matawalu 53), A Hastings, G Horne (N Frisby 48), O Kebble (A Allan 56), G Turner (F Brown48), Z Fagerson (D Rae 72) S Cummings (C Fusaro 52), J Gray, R Harley, C Gibbins, R Wilson (A Ashe 63).
Connacht face Zebre in their next Guinness PRO14 fixture on Saturday, 8th September 2018. Kick-off at the Sportsground is 5.15pm.
Connacht 26-27 Glasgow.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) September 1, 2018