Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow Warriors

Leone Nakarawa aiming to derail Glasgow’s European dream

It is the nature of the business but Glasgow have lost a heap of talent over the years: Richie Gray to France, Al 
Kellock to old age, DTH van der Merwe and John Barclay to the Scarlets, Moray Low and Niko Matawalu to the Chiefs, Duncan Weir to their inter city rivals. But if Gregor Townsend had the opportunity to recall just one of the many alumni there is little doubt that he would put out the welcome mat for a long-limbed Fijian lock who became a firm favourite of all at Scotstoun, coaches, players and fans alike.

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Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend hopes to engineer a famous win in Paris. Picture: SNS Group

Gregor Townsend needs away win to erase blot on copybook

It is perhaps the one blot on Gregor Townsend’s coaching copybook, the failure of Glasgow to progress to the quarter-finals of Europe.

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Glasgow Warriors' Fraser Brown. Picture:

Concentration is key for Glasgow Warriors in Paris Euro tie

Glasgow’s hooker Fraser Brown played in the first European match against Racing 92 last season, a 34-10 defeat in Paris, but missed the chance to gain a sliver of revenge in Kilmarnock when the Warriors won the return 22-5.

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Glasgow Warriors' Alex Dunbar is relishing this weekend's clash with Racing 92. Picture: Ross Brownlee/SNS/SRU

Glasgow centre Alex Dunbar ready to tackle childhood heroes

Gregor Townsend was reluctant to give away too much about the 23-man Glasgow squad that will face Racing 92 on Saturday beyond the bleeding obvious.

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Glasgow Warriors' Peter Horne receives treatment against Munster. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Injured Glasgow Warriors duo could miss Six Nations

Glasgow backs Peter Horne and Rory Hughes face lengthy spells out injured and could miss the Six Nations.

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Ali Price confident Glasgow can shine in Paris

Pity the poor players who scarcely have time to draw breath before they are thrown into the next big round of matches. The autumn international series only ended last weekend, or yesterday if you turn out for England, and next weekend sees the return of Challenge and Champions Cup action.

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Glasgow Warriors' Lee Hughes takes on Andrew Conway. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow 15 - 16 Munster: Warriors beaten by late drop goal

Glasgow fell to their third league loss in as many matches and they did so in agonising fashion, with Munster fly-half Ian Keatley dropping a goal from 30 yards to take the points and the honours last night.

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Tommy Seymour is back and eager to play after spending time on Scotland duty during the autumn Tests. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Gregor Townsend: Munster battle is just what Warriors need

If it isn’t a full blown crisis at Glasgow then it is undoubtedly the little brother of one and Junior looks an awful lot like his much maligned elder sibling.

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Peter Horne hopes he can bring that little infectious bug which always shows up when boys come back from Scotland when the Warriors host Munster tomorrow.

Peter Horne: Hard truths will make us better Warriors

Peter Horne did not mince his words when asked for his appraisal of Glasgow Warriors’ recent defeats to the Scarlets away and the Ospreys at home.

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Josh Strauss does not believe a lack of strength in depth is a problem at Glasgow Warriors.

Josh Strauss: Glasgow Warriors have to put problems right

The past month has not gone well for Glasgow Warriors. Two defeats from two outings in the Guinness Pro 12, during which time they have managed to score just eight points in total and conceded 49, has seen them drop from joint top of the table to fifth and outside the play-off places.

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Warriors' Brian Alainu'uese breaks through the Ospreys defence. The Glasgow player was later sent off. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow 5 - 22 Ospreys: Warriors new boy is red-carded

Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend said he wanted to look at the 47th-minute red card shown to recent signing Brian Alainu’uese before expressing an opinion on a moment which proved a turning point in last night’s 22-5 loss to Ospreys at Scotstoun – the Warriors’ fourth defeat in this season’s Guinness Pro12 campaign.

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Glasgow Warriors have urged fans to use public transport to get to matches as part of a new campaign. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Glasgow Warriors urge fans to take train to matches

Glasgow Warriors have showcased how easy it is to get to matches at Scotstoun via public transport as part of a new campaign.

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Scotland and Glasgow's Ryan Wilson. Picture: SNS

Ryan Wilson spurred on by Scotland back-row challenge

Ryan Wilson admits he has been forced to re-double his efforts after the emergence of Scotland’s rookie back-rowers.

Glasgow Warriors new boy Ratu Tagive. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

New Warrior wing Ratu Tagive targets long Glasgow stay

There is a story about one Fijian who was briefly on Leinster’s books a good few years back. The mercury had plummeted, the wind picked up and the Dublin sleet was coming in sideways. The poor player had never witnessed anything like it and steadfastly refused to budge from the relative warmth of the Leinster dressing room for a outside session.

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New Glasgow Warriors winger Ratu Tagive at Scotstoun. Picture: Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow sign Aussie ex-rugby league winger Ratu Tagive

Glasgow Warriors have signed Australian-born winger Ratu Tagive on a one-year deal.

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Glasgows Tim Swinson is tackled by Scarlets' David Bulbring and Werner Kruger. Picture: Fotosport.

Scarlets leave Glasgow Warriors with red faces in Wales

Australia may have walloped the Welsh in Cardiff ahead of taking on Scotland on Saturday, but there was one group of players in red who were ready for all-comers and Glasgow Warriors paid the price.

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Zander Fagerson began life as a No 8 but was soon told he would have to front up if he was to make the grade. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Zander Fagerson set to play a pivotal role against Wallabies

Scotland has a proud history of producing world class loosehead props: Hugh McLeod, Ian McLaughlan, David Sole and Tom Smith come to mind, every one a tourist with the British and Irish Lions. But when it comes to candidates for the No.3 shirt the cupboard is suddenly bare… or rather, bear. Iain “the Bear” Milne is probably the last world-class tighthead to come through the Scottish system.

Scarlets David Bulbring get the ball away from a ruck despite the attentions of Sila Puafisi. Picture: David Gibson/Fotosport

Scarlets 27 - 3 Glasgow Warriors: A tale of Welsh woe

Glasgow Warriors suffered only their second defeat on the road this season as they were thumped 27-3 away at the Scarlets in a poor display.

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Peter Horne may feature for Scotland against Australia next weekend. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Four Scotland players released to bolster Glasgow Warriors

A couple of seasons back, when the Warriors topped the league and landed the title, they did so, at least in part, thanks to a string of victories during the Test match windows. With that in mind, this evening’s match against the Scarlets in West Wales takes on added significance.

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Bob Carruthers, pictured, and his brother Alex invested in Edinburgh Rugby almost ten years ago. Picture: SNS

Allan Massie: Don’t expect to make money from investing in Scottish rugby

Murrayfield’s decision to seek outside investment in the pro teams has been approved, unanimously, by the clubs which actually constitute the Scottish Rugby Union. So there is no formal obstacle to getting on with it. Not before time, many will say. If you judge success by results, you would be generous in thinking the glass half-full.

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