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Tigers put to the sword

Warriors on warpath with record win

European Champions Cup: Leicester 0 Glasgow Warriors 43 (h-t 0-31)

Glasgow Warriors booked their place in the last eight of the European Champions Cup with an emphatic win over Leicester Tigers who suffered a record loss in Europe.

Saracens or Munster now beckon after this record victory for the Warriors in continental competition against a team who had lost just one of their previous 34 European home matches.

Warriors needed only a point to secure a last eight spot but this was one-way traffic as they scored six tries, including four by half-time.


Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend said: “It’s a great end to the chapter, from where Scottish rugby started in professional rugby and where it is today.

“Some 20 years ago, Glasgow were conceding 90 points, and 10 years ago there wasn’t that much hope in the future of professional rugby with one of the (Scottish) teams closing down and the other two not doing well.

“Now, we’ve got a situation where we’ve had a huge number of fans down here and the team winning.”

Tries: Seymour, Penalty, Bennett, Gray, Wilson, Swinson Cons: Russell 5 Pen: Russell


Leicester Tigers: M Tait; A Thompstone, P Betham, J Roberts, T Brady, F Burns, B Youngs; G Bateman, T Youngs (capt), D Cole, E Slater, M Fitzgerald, M Williams, L McCaffrey, L Hamilton.

Replacements: H Thacker (for T Youngs, 63), E Genge (for Bateman, 50), P Cilliers (for Cole, 67), D Barrow (for Fitzgerald, 62), W Evans (for McCaffrey, 75), S Harrison (for B Youngs, 50), G Worth, M Smith (for Betham, 65).

Glasgow Warriors: S Hogg; T Seymour, M Bennett, A Dunbar, L Jones, F Russell, A Price; G Reid, F Brown, Z Fagerson, T Swinson, J Gray (capt), R Harley, R Wilson, J Strauss.

Replacements: P MacArthur (for Brown, 59), A Allan (for Reid, 64), D Rae (for Fagerson, 64), B Alainu’uese (for Swinson, 70), C Fusaro (for Strauss, 56), H Pyrgos (for Price, 56), N Grigg (for Dunbar, 64), P Murchie (for Hogg, 70).


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