Changing room chat: Warriors fans dig deep for Yorkhill

GLASGOW Warriors supporters have earned a reputation for providing some of the most passionate backing in rugby’s RaboDirect PRO12 league, and those same fans can now add generosity to their list of attributes as it was confirmed that almost £3,500 was raised in aid of the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation at last Friday’s 31-3 win over Cardiff Blues.

The Foundation, an official Warriors charity partner, saw their logo displayed on all 23 Glasgow match jerseys for the game, with five of the shirts then used to encourage donations via a variety of auctions and raffles. The top worn by lock Tom Ryder was raffled, a post-match bucket collection taking the sum raised in these areas to over £2,300. In excess of £800 was raised in the Warriors hospitality section, where the shirts worn by Al Kellock, Chris Cusiter and Duncan Weir were auctioned. The jersey that attracted the highest bid was Stuart Hogg’s No 15, which drew an offer of £350 on an online auction.

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Head coach Sean Lineen said: “It’s fantastic to hear that the Warriors supporters have got behind this great cause and raised a really impressive sum.”