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Glasgow Warriors 33-20 Ulster: Hosts combat again to go prime of URC desk


Kyle Rowe scores for Glasgow
Kyle Rowe scored Glasgow Warriors’ third attempt of the night at Scotstoun
Glasgow Warriors: (14) 33
Tries: Kennedy, Turner, Rowe, Matthews 2 Cons: Jordan 4
Ulster: (14) 20
Tries: Stewart, Cooney Pens: Cooney, Doak Cons: Cooney 2

Glasgow Warriors went prime of the United Rugby Championship desk after a stirring comeback victory over Ulster at Scotstoun.

Tries from Tom Stewart and John Cooney put the Irish aspect 14-0 up, however Sean Kennedy and George Turner crossed for Warriors who went in stage on the break.

Kyle Rowe scored within the nook to present Glasgow the lead for the primary time earlier than a Johnny Matthews double wrapped up a bonus-point win, with Ulster’s solely factors of the second half coming from Cooney’s boot.

Glasgow are actually a degree forward of Leinster after six league video games, whereas Ulster sit fourth.

The guests raced right into a lead at Scotstoun when Stewart peeled off the right-hand aspect and compelled his manner over.

Cooney doubled Ulster’s lead off the again of a penalty to the touch earlier than ending from shut vary, however the away aspect misplaced Billy Burns quickly after when he failed a head damage evaluation.

Warriors then began to click on as scrum-half Kennedy celebrated his first house begin for greater than a decade by ending off from shut in earlier than Tom Jordan transformed the primary of his 4 profitable kicks.

World Cup winner Steven Kitshoff got here on for his Ulster debut 10 minutes into the second half, however earlier than the prop might become involved the Warriors took the lead when Josh McKay discovered Rowe in simply sufficient area for him to attain within the left nook.

Kieran Treadwell was despatched to the sin bin for an offence within the build-up.

A Cooney penalty narrowed the hole to 2 factors, however simply earlier than the hour mark Matthews got here off the bench and obtained on the top of a well-worked passing transfer to safe the bonus-point rating for the house aspect.

Jordan’s conversion made it a nine-point lead, and though a Nathan Doak penalty minimize it to 6 with quarter of an hour to play, Matthews then obtained his second attempt after sustained strain and Jordan added the extras.

Glasgow head coach Franco Smith to Viaplay: “We ended up having numerous deficits within the first half. It’s good to get a reward. Character within the workforce is the whole lot.

“Credit score to the coaches and the boys. I do not like mentioning gamers however I believe Johnny Matthews did nicely, he brings lots to the squad.”

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland on Viaplay: “I am actually upset. Lots of what we did within the first half was wonderful, however for some cause we fell on the flawed aspect of the referee.

“Within the second half we actually did not get a grip with the physicality and we did not end units. We put ourselves in a superb place, however the penalties we conceded swung the momentum their manner.”

Glasgow: McKay, Cancelliere, Tuipulotu, McDowall, Rowe, Jordan, Kennedy; Bhatti, Turner, Z Fagerson, Peterson, Cummings, M Fagerson, Darge, Dempsey.

Replacements: Matthews, Kebble, Sordoni, Grey, Manjezi, Vailanu, Afhsar, Weir.

Ulster: Addison, Baloucoune, Hume, Marshall, Stockdale, Burns, Cooney; O’Sullivan, Stewart, O’Toole, Treadwell, Henderson, Sheridan, Crothers, McNabney.

Replacements: Solomon, Kitshoff, Moore, O’Connor, Rea, Shanahan, Flannery, Moxham.

Sin Bin: Treadwell (50).

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales).

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