Edinburgh v Glasgow: Glasgow Warriors player ratings

How did the Glasgow Warriors player rate in the 1872 Cup match against rivals Edinburgh?

Adam Hastings
Glasgow Warriors stand-off Adam Hastings had a tough night at Murayfield in the first leg of the 1872 Cup. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

15. Stuart Hogg – 6 out of 10

There is no point having one of the most exciting backlines in European rugby if you can’t get them into the game.

14. Tommy Seymour – 5

Never in it.

13. Nick Grigg – 5

Was lucky that it was Henry Pyrgos and not one of the flyers who picked out his loose pass as Warriors tried desperately to conjure some momentum out of nowhere as the game entered the final quarter. Three interception tries conceded would surely have been some sort of record.

12. Peter Horne – 6

Brotherly intuition served Warriors well when he ran onto George’s chip into the in-goal area for Warriors’ only try  and, unlike against Wales back in November, the older sibling managed to hold onto the ball this time with an excellent diving take. Moved to 10 for the final quarter and kept plugging away, but there was nothing really doing. His loose pass which trundled into touch to bring the game to an end summed up Warriors’ night.

11. DTH van der Merwe  – 6

Perhaps lucky not to be sent to the bin after toppling opposite number Darcy Graham as the Edinburgh man rose to collect the restart after the home team’s second penalty. Looked lively when given a sniff, but that wasn’t very often. Seemed in real pain when he was helped from the field with a left leg injury with just over 10 minutes to go.

10. Adam Hastings – 4

Disastrous start when he tried to attack the short side just inside Edinburgh’s half in the 12th minute but ended up forcing a pass towards Nick Grigg which Duhan van der Merwe picked off for a 60-metre interception try. Was unlucky when an excellently angled kick to the corner after a quick Hogg line-out on the half hour mark took a freakish bounce, otherwise Seymour would almost certainly have been in for the score. But, generally, the cute flips and cheeky chip kicks which are his trademark didn’t work for him. And his involvement came to a gruesome end when a wildly forward pass, roughly in the direction of Pete Horne, flew straight into the arms of van der Merwe, who could scarcely believe his luck as he trotted home for his second interception scored of the evening. Was replaced by Huw Jones immediately after that second calamity.

9. George Horne – 6

A quiet match at the back of a well beaten pack, apart from showing great awareness and technical ability with a neat dink over the top which brother Pete ran onto for the try which pulled Glasgow right back into this match just before half-time.

1. Oli Kebble – 5

Will have a few points to prove if he retains his place next week.

2. Grant Stewart – 5

A tough 80-minutes. The scrum really struggled and his darts were erratic, including an overthrow to the tail of an attacking line-out. Still battling away in the 80th minute and will learn from the experience.

3. Siua Halanukonuka – 4

Couldn’t handle Schoeman in the scrum. All three Warriors front-rowers were involved in a fierce talking to from forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys on the pitch before disappearing down the tunnel for their half-time oranges. It didn’t do much good, the Glasgow scrum continued to get eaten alive after the break.

4. Rob Harley – 6

Penalty conceded almost directly in front of the sticks gave Jaco van der Walt the chance to edge Edinburgh into an early lead. Worked hard to get his team on the front foot but to no avail. Replaced by Tim Swinson on 58 minutes.

5. Jonny Gray – 5

You always get 100 percent from this guy but played second fiddle to Edinburgh’s excellent second-row partnership.

6. Adam Ashe– 5

Unable to impose himself on the game. Ryan Wilson could well come back in next week to give the Warriors pack some much needed bite. Replaced by Fusaro on 58 minutes.


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7. Callum Gibbins – 6

Yellow carded for an offside under the shadow of the Warriors posts after a scything break by Duhan van der Merwe and James Johnstone got Edinburgh back on the front foot following a promising opening 14 minutes of the second half for Warriors. Edinburgh kicked the points and with a man advantage for the next ten minutes, they were firmly back in the driving seat – a position they never looked like relinquishing.

8. Matt Fagerson – 7

His 21 carries was more than anyone else on the park and he made 45 metres, which is more than any other Warrior, but will still feel frustrated that he couldn’t help his side get parity up front – never mind getting on the front foot.

Replacements

16. Kevin Bryce – 5

Replaced the injured DTH van der Merwe with 11 minutes to go.

17. Jamie Bhatti – 5

Came on for Kebble on 65 minutes.

18. D’Arcy Rae – 6

The scrum was better when he came on for Halanukonuka on 55 minutes but it was too late to change the trajectory of this game.

19. Tim Swinson – 5

Replaced Rob Harley on 58 minutes.

20. Chris Fusaro – 5

Replaced Adam Ashe on 58 minutes, and ended up in the centre after van der Merwe injury

21. Ali Price – 5

The game was gone by the time he came on for George Horne in the 63rd minute.

22. Huw Jones – 5

Got 19 minutes, but Warriors had thrown their game-plan out the window by this point and were hoping for some flashes of individual brilliance to save the day – which wasn’t going to happen against a highly motivated and well organised Edinburgh outfit.

23. Niko Matawalu – 6

Always makes his presence felt, he had one threatening break off a Pete Horne kick-pass, and another couple of promising intrusions, without really panicking the Edinburgh defence.


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