1872 Cup: Glasgow Warriors player ratings

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15. Ruaridh Jackson – 6 out of 10

Did well to survive a double hit from Kinghorn and Johnstone after hospital pass from Matawalu late on. Looked to get involved when he could but not much happening for him.

14. Tommy Seymour – 6

Has not had a great couple of months but gave a timely reminder of just how dangerous he can be in second minute when he came off his wing to cut through midfield and set up Huw Jones’ opening score, and had several more dangerous interjections in the first half – without setting the game alight.

13. Huw Jones – 6

Took his early try well but one of many Warriors who struggled to make his presence felt, despite being the game’s top carrier with 61 metres gained.

12. Alex Dunbar – 6

Smart dummy run tied in three men and prised open the gap for Seymour’s break in lead up to opening try, but knock on five yards from the line deprived Warriors of a try which would have really set them up for the second half. His team’s lack of intensity was key to their failure and that’s an area where he usually leads the way.

11. Lee Jones – 5

Had a great chance to kill the game off in 65th minute but completely misread the bounce of Russell’s clever diagonal.

10. Peter Horne – 5

Dave Rennie indicated that his selection ahead of Finn Russell was on merit, but his kicking game doesn’t have the same penetration and things just don’t happen around him like they do around the Paris-bound Warriors talisman.

9. Ali Price – 6

Plenty of matches from this season he can look back at with real pride  – this one won’t be in that category.

1. Jamie Bhatti – 6

Had his man on toast at scrum time and there will be some serious conversations at training next week about the importance of pressing home a clear advantage.

2. Fraser Brown – 7

Elegant backhand flip to Seymour in 32nd minute showed and kept battling to try and ignite something or his team.

3. Zander Fagerson – 6

The scrum was dominant, but didn’t really crucify Edinburgh when the chance was there at the end of the second half. Replaced in 48 minutes by Halanukonuka.

4. Scott Cummings – 6

Had the nous to go himself – and score his team’s second try – when Edinburgh tried to tease a penalty by not to engaging the line-out drive .

5. Jonny Gray – 6

His work-rate never wavers but was a yard off the pace and just couldn’t catch up no matter how hard battled.

6. Rob Harley – 6

An honest grafter but how Warriors could have benefitted from Ryan Wilson’s leadership!

7. Matt Smith – 6

A big learning experience for one of the bright young stars in the Warriors squad. A different kind of challenge to last week against Montpellier but he now knows

8.  Samu Vunisa – 6

Top carrier amongst the Warriors forwards.

– Replacements – 

16. Pat MacArthur– 6

17. Oli Kebble – 6

18. Siosiua Halanukonuka – 6

19. Kiran McDonald – 6

Got three minutes at the end.

20.  Chris Fusaro – 6

21. Henry Pyrgos– 6

22. Finn Russell – 6

Hospital pass which led to Matt Smith being knocked into the middle of next by Mata was a reminder of the looser side of his game.

23. Niko Matawalu – 6

Loose pass under pressure from Jamie Ritchie put Ruairidh Jackson in a world of trouble as the game entered the final ten minutes, and the full-back was duly clobbered by the chasing James Johnstone and Blair Kinghorn. Fortunately for Warriors, the referee blew for a mysterious knock-on.

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