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Live Reporting

Gareth Roberts and Owen Rawlings

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from Glasgow

    So as the players enjoy the warmth of the changing rooms and the crowd head off for a hot cocoa and a change of clothes, that's all from windy Scotstoun.

    Thanks for joining us, and keep warm.

  2. How the game was won

    Glasgow were on a mission to bounce back from their defeat by Edinburgh last time out.

    And it showed as they thwarted a game Scarlets' effort in truly dreadful conditions.

    Mission accomplished!

  3. Post update

    Josh Strauss

    Josh Strauss

    Glasgow captain and number eight Josh Strauss talks to Phil Steele: "It was very pleasing. We needed a turnaround after last week and we wanted to get some momentum going into some big games.

    "Scarlets played well. There was a fair bit of scramble defence going on, but they did well.

    "It was a great team performance."

  4. Post update

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on Scrum V

    Former Wales captain Martyn Williams pays tribute to the Warriors' captain Josh Strauss: "He's made a huge difference to Glasgow."

  5. Post update

    Scott Williams

    Scott Williams

    Scarlets captain and Wales centre Scott Williams says: "We're a bit disappointed. Glasgow played the conditions better than us and in fairness they deserved to win."

    He added that their attention now turns to the European Champions Cup: "It's about going back into Europe now and putting in two big performances [against Leicester and Toulon]."

  6. Man of the Match

    Josh Strauss

    The award goes to back-row star Josh Strauss, Glasgow's heavily-bearded and dynamic captain.

  7. Post update

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on Scrum V

    "This was the reaction Gregor Townsend would have wanted for Glasgow after a very disappointing performance against Edinburgh last week.

    "They'll be really pleased, there was real attitude tonight."

  8. And another thing...


    Over in Galway, Edinburgh have beaten Connacht 16-13.

  9. Glasgow back on top

    Pro12 table

    The win takes Glasgow back to the top of the Pro12.

  10. Full Time: Glasgow 22-7 Scarlets

  11. Replacement

    Regan King departs and Steven Shingler - at one time a Scotland target - takes over in the Scarlets' centre.

  12. Post update

    Tom English of BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

    Scotstoun has turned into a fortress these past 12 months. That third try is surely going to bring Glasgow their 16th straight victory in their own stadium and put them top of the Pro 12. Well-deserved. Hard-fought. A brutal night for cats and dogs, not to mind rugby

  13. Replacement

    Scarlets have brought on Wyn Jones for Aaron Shingler in their back-row.

  14. Replacements


    Niko Matawalu is off. Glasgow's scrum-half is now Ali Price while James Downey has taken over for Peter Horne in their midfield.

  15. Post update

    Gareth Charles, BBC Wales rugby correspondent

    "That could be the killer blow"

  16. Post update

    Leone Nakarawa is off and Jonny Gray is back from the blood bin. Which actually means James Eddie has replaced Nakarawa.

  17. Converted try for Glasgow (van der Merwe) Glasgow 22-7 Scarlets


    DTH van der Merwe comes off his wing to take Niko Matawalu's back-pass to score. Finn Russell converts.

    Glasgow are set to go back to the top of the Pro12, and are chasing a a bonus point now.

  18. Ouch!

    Scarlets flanker Aaron Shingler lands heavily on his left shoulder at a line-out, but he survives to battle on.

  19. Replacement

    Ryan Wilson's shift is over. His place in Glasgow's back-row is taken by Will Bordill.

  20. Penalty: Glasgow 15-7 Scarlets


    Finn Russell puts Glasgow two scores ahead 15 minutes from the end.

  21. Glasgow soak it up

    Scarlets eventually run out of steam and options as Lewis Rawlins spills the ball in a tackle.

  22. Multi-phase graft

    Scarlets are carrying the ball into the teeth of the wind and against a gutsy defence. They're over 20 phases now. Who'll crack first?

  23. Post update

    Gordon Bulloch

    Former Scotland international on BBC Radio Wales

    "You'd expect the wind to play to Glasgow's advantage in the second half, but Scarlets are making much better use of it."

  24. Replacements

    Warriors' Pat MacArthur goes off
    Image caption: Warriors' Pat MacArthur goes off

    Pat MacArthur makes way at hooker for Glasgow with Fraser Brown taking over. At the same time James Eddie comes on for Jonny Gray.

  25. Replacements

    Gareth Davies takes over at scrum-half from Aled Davies for Scarlets and Lewis Rawlins comes on for Rob McCusker in the back-row.

  26. Get involved

    A brief break in play

    It's too close to call at the moment, but what difference will Liam Williams' injury make to proceedings?

    Which team is coping best with the conditions?

    Let us know by tweeting using #ScrumV, or email us at

  27. Replacements

    Peter Edwards is on in Scarlets' front row as Jacobie Adriaanse leaves the field. And Ryan Elias is off and Torin Myhill - Scarlets' fifth-choice hooker - is on.

  28. Post update

    Tom English of BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

    Liam Williams is such a classy player and a big loss to the Scarlets. Glasgow back in front but Scarlets are digging in. John Barclay, the Warrior in exile, has a great intensity about him

  29. Strauss to the fore

    Glasgow captain Josh Strauss is in the thick of the action as Glasgow hammer away at Scarlets' defence.

  30. Cap that

    Glasgow's starting XV boasted 196 caps between 13 players. Scarlets had nine Test players as they took to the field with 168 Tests under their collective belts.

    But Glasgow had 117 caps on the bench to call on, including prop Euan Murray's 62. Once-capped scrum-half Gareth Davies could not compare with that on Scarlets' bench, leaving the overall tally as: Glasgow 313-167 Scarlets.

    But will it pay off for the hosts?

  31. Post update

    Phil Steele

    Scrum V's pitchside reporter

    Phil Steele on Liam Williams' pain: "It looks like it's a right shoulder injury.

    "The fact that he's come off and not gone straight down the tunnel is a positive thing.

    "Hopefully it's just a stinger."

  32. Replacement

    DTH van der Merwe comes on for Sean Lamont on Glasgow's wing.

  33. Post update

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on Scrum V

    "That try was all down to number eight Josh Strauss and the amount of yards he made into the Scarlets defence.

    "How good has he been tonight? His ball-carrying has been outstanding."

  34. Replacement

    Jordan Williams takes over from Liam Williams at full-back for Scarlets.

  35. Liam Williams worry

    Liam Williams

    Liam Williams goes off with a shoulder injury.

  36. Converted try for Glasgow (Murchie): Glasgow 12-7 Scarlets


    Finn Russell adds the conversion from the left-hand touchline. Great kick in these conditions.

  37. Try: Glasgow 10-7 Scarlets


    It's been awarded. Peter Murchie did enough to beat the touchline.

  38. Try review

    Peter Murchie hopes he'll be awarded this one, in the left-hand corner.

  39. Try for Glasgow (TMO decision pending)

  40. Hello mate

    Rhys Priestland will be hoping Glasgow scrum-half Niko Matawalu is as lively for Bath as he has been tonight. Matawalu is also joining Bath next season.

  41. Post update

    Gordon Bulloch

    Former Scotland international on Scrum V

    "Glasgow will be disappointed having lost the first half.

    "Maybe they shouldn't run it quite so much in the second."

  42. Replacements

    Ryan Grant and Euan Murray are on for Jerry Yanuyanutawa and Mike Cusack in Glasgow's front-row at the start of the second half.

  43. We're back in the fray

    The second half is underway. No let-up in the rain and wind.

  44. Line-out kings

    Glasgow's Leone Nakarawa has won most of their Pro12 line-outs this season, taking 34 ahead of tonight's clash - 29 of them at the front. Scarlets' top jumper was Johan Snyman with 40 takes, split between 12 at the front, 17 in the middle and 11 at the back.

    But he went off in the 28th minute at Scotstoun, replaced by fellow South African George Earle.

  45. Get involved

    Plenty of love for Scarlets try-scorer Liam Williams on Twitter.

    Ben James writes: "Liam Williams is the best full-back in the Northern hemisphere, and best player in the UK. Bloke is a machine!! #ScrumV"

    And plenty of you pleased to be in the warmth of your living rooms:

    Paul tweets: "Watching the rugby from Glasgow and the weather is just hideous. Feel guilty sitting here watching it with the heating on. #ScrumV"

    How's the second half going to go then?

    Email us at or tweet using #ScrumV

  46. Post update

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on Scrum V

    Liam Williams

    Former Wales captain on Scarlets' Liam Williams: "He is the form player in Wales and there's no doubt about that. He picked a great line for the try."

  47. Post update

    Gareth Charles, BBC Wales rugby correspondent

    "That is a brilliant individual score from Liam Williams and what a lifeline that is for Scarlets just before half-time."

  48. Half-time: Glasgow 5-7 Scarlets

    Rhys Priestland's conversion is the only successful place kick out of five attempts in the opening 40 minutes.

  49. Post update

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on Scrum V

    "Glasgow were off the pace last week, Edinburgh wanted it more. But they've got real bite about them this week.

    "Glasgow have just dominated all aspects.

    "But I don't think Scarlets will be too down at half-time. I don't think there's going to be many points in this game."

  50. Try for Scarlets (Liam Williams) Glasgow 5-5 Scarlets

    Liam Williams score

    Liam Williams breaks free for Scarlets' first try.

    Rhys Priestland lands the conversion to give the Scarlts an unexpected lead after a half spent mostly in their own territory.

  51. Post update

    Tom English of BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

    A glorious goal-kicking amalgam of Barry John, Phil Bennett, Andy Irvine and Gavin Hastings would struggle to land a kick in these swirling conditions.

    Four attempts, four misses. One try - to Glasgow. They're well on top and are playing against the wind. Scarlets under constant pressure

  52. History men 2

    The Glasgow-Scarlets Pro12 rivalry runs close. It was 12-11 to the hosts going into tonight's encounter.

  53. History men

    Scarlets last won away against Glasgow in the Pro12 in September, 2012 - an 18-13 triumph. They also won 31-18 there on their first league visit in 2003.

  54. Poor pass

    Rhys Priestland's risky pass does not pay off and Hadleigh Parkes has to take the ball into touch after he gathers the bouncing bomb.

  55. Scarlets turned over


    Glasgow turn Scarlets over at a scrum. That's the third disappointment at the set-piece for the visitors.

    It's a tough half for the Scarlets who have had to make four times as many tackles as their opponents.

  56. Memories are made of this

    For those with longer memories, the conditions are perhaps a little similar to the day Wayne Shelford's New Zealand All Blacks beat Llanelli at Stradey Park in 1989.

  57. Replacement

    George Earle is on for Scarlets lock Johan Snyman.

  58. Post update

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on Scrum V

    "A very well worked try. Credit to the Scarlets for their defence but Glasgow deserve that. It's been coming."

  59. No conversion

    Finn Russell sees his conversion attempt drop short. The wind is at play again.

  60. Try for Glasgow (Dunbar) Glasgow 5-0 Scarlets


    Alex Dunbar goes over wide out as Glasgow finally find a way to the line.

  61. Glasgow thwarted.. for now

    A midfield knock-on halts Glasgow's momentum, but they are back on the attack.

  62. No try

    The TMO says no, but it's now a scrum five to Glasgow.

  63. Try? TMO decision pending

    Image caption: Can anyone see the ball?

    Niko Matawalu again sparks Glasgow's attack, this time from close range and the question is yes or no to a Josh Strauss touchdown?

  64. Get involved

    David Elliott has emailed us from, what we presume, is a slightly warmer land!

    He says: "Buenas Noches. I'm following this from a small town near Toledo, Spain. We don't get much rugby on TV here, all football, basketball and on now is handball. ARGH! So it's good to be able to follow it with the Beeb. Come on Warriors!"

    Where are the rest of you? Wrapped up at home or braving the Friday night rain?

    Email us at or tweet using #ScrumV

  65. Glasgow on the march

    Niko Matawalu and fellow Fijian Leone Nakarawa are heavily involved as Glasgow battle back into Scarlets' 22.

  66. Flag's out

    Scarlets flanker John Barclay pulls Glasgow lock Tim Swinson's head-guard back off the ball. That earns a warning too, and a penalty.

  67. Another missed penalty


    Another chance for Rhys Priestland and the same outcome from 40 metres out on the right. It barely crosses the 22 as the wind again plays havoc and the match remains scoreless.

    By the looks of things it's going to take tries to decide this one because the kickers are on a hiding to nothing.

  68. Scarlets on the attack

    Liam Williams is halted 10 metres out and Glasgow's Alex Dunbar holds on to long in the tackle. But for Rhys Priestland the wind is also unkind as he fails to hit the target

  69. Yellow is the new scarlet

    After all the news in Wales on Friday about returning to traditional club colours, it's entertaining to see the Scarlets are playing in yellow.

    Fine red shorts, however!

  70. Scarlets under pressure

    Another scrum, another penalty, allowing scrum-half Niko Matawalu to break away, but Hadleigh Parkes cuts the move off and send the ball back into Glasgow's 22.

  71. Warning

    Referee's warning

    Referee George Clancy issues a warning to both teams about back-chat.

  72. Get involved

    Have you every played rugby in conditions like these? Let us know using #ScrumV

    Swirling wind and plenty of rain out there. We're already seeing the effect on kickers with Russell's early miss for Glasgow.

    Meg Hooper simply says: "GO SCARLETS!!!!!!!!"

  73. Kickers' nightmare

    Finn Russell's attempt to reward Glasgow's first period of pressure, but the wind puts paid to his penalty effort as it drifts wide.

    Missed kick

    It's not a night for kickers!

  74. Tackles win penalties

    Tommy Seymour leads the defensive effort, helping them win another penalty followed by a line-out close to Scarlets' line.

  75. Get involved

    During the Christmas derbies we had fans following our live text from far distant lands like Tenerife, Saudi Arabia and Australia.

    Let us know where you're following tonight's game from.

    Tweet using #ScrumV or email

  76. Scrum penalty

    The re-set scrum ends in the game's first penalty, to Glasgow, relieving the pressure on them.

  77. Scrum time

    The first scrum ends in a re-set. Here we go for the bane of the game, perhaps?

  78. Post update

    Tom English of BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

    The heavens have opened above Scotstoun and we're looking at a fairly grim scene here in Glasgow. Plenty of wind, too. Big and testing night for both sides. For all the positivity at Glasgow the they haven't been at their best too often in the recent past. They've lost their last two in Europe and have lost the 1872 Cup to Edinburgh and were beaten by the Scarlets in November. Meanwhile, the rain continues to come down in sheets

  79. Ball knocks on

    Scarlets launch and 11-phase early attack despite the conditions, but it falters when Jake Ball spills possession.

  80. The game's on

    And we're underway with the wind at the visitors' backs.

  81. Unintended consequences?

    The game could serve a few unintended consequences. Rhys Priestland has the chance to show next-club Bath how well he can control matters in such conditions.

    And if Scarlets win against second-placed Glasgow, they will do their table-topping local rivals Ospreys a favour.

  82. And the Scarlets' view

    Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac has underlined the importance of their next three or four Pro12 games.

    He said: "This weekend's game is massive and I don't think that any one game has more importance over the other in the next month of Pro12 rugby... the next three or four especially, are just massive.

    "We've got to get points out of all games. On the road for us a minimum would be a bonus point out of them.

    "We go to Glasgow off the back of the Ospreys game full of confidence and going there to try and get maximum points."

  83. What the home coach thinks

    Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend hopes for a 15th consecutive Pro12 home win since Newport Gwent Dragons beat them 23-8 in November, 2013.

    "We face a tough challenge against the Scarlets, who are very well-coached and have a number of quality players in their side," said Townsend.

    "It's great to be able to welcome back Mike Cusack. He's shown a lot of courage over the last couple of seasons and his hard work has been rewarded with a starting place in the team."

  84. Tonight's line-ups

    Glasgow: Peter Murchie; Tommy Seymour, Alex Dunbar, Peter Horne, Sean Lamont; Finn Russell, Niko Matawalu; Jerry Yanuyanutawa, Pat MacArthur, Mike Cusack, Tim Swinson, Jonny Gray, Leone Nakarawa, Ryan Wilson, Josh Strauss (capt).

    Replacements: Fraser Brown, Ryan Grant, Euan Murray, James Eddie, Will Bordill, Ali Price, James Downey, DTH van der Merwe.

    Scarlets: Liam Williams; Hadleigh Parkes, Regan King, Scott Williams (capt), Michael Tagicakibau; Rhys Priestland, Aled Davies; Rob Evans, Ryan Elias, Jacobie Adriaanse, Jake Ball, Johan Snyman, Aaron Shingler, Rob McCusker, John Barclay.

    Replacements: Torin Myhill, Wyn Jones, Peter Edwards, George Earle, Lewis Rawlins, Gareth Davies, Steven Shingler, Jordan Williams.

  85. Post update

    Nick Webb

    BBC Radio Wales commentator

    "It's gale force at Scotstoun."

    And it doesn't look like it's going to get much better, Nick!

    Weather forecast
  86. Scarlets' problems at hooker

    Injuries force Scarlets into two changes, both in the front-row in the wake of their 22-10 win over Ospreys.

    Ryan Elias makes his first Pro12 start at hooker - their fourth-choice in the wake of injuries to Ken Owens, Emyr Phillips and Kirby Myhill.

    The latter's absence means a possible debut off the bench for Myhill's 19-year-old brother Torin.

    Jacobie Adriaanse takes over from Wales' Samson Lee at tight-head for Scarlets.

  87. Glasgow change their front-row

    Glasgow recall prop Mike Cusack, who has not played since February, 2014 because of injury and illness.

    Cusack is joined by Jerry Yanuyanutawa and Pat MacArthur in starting ahead of Gordon Reid, Dougie Hall and Jon Welsh.

    Gregor Townsend's side are looking to bounce back from their surprise 20-8 defeat by Edinburgh.

  88. A warm welcome to windy Glasgow

    It's wet. It's windy. It can only mean one thing on a Friday night in January - the Celtic brethren will go at each other in conditions fit for a sodden arm-wrestle as Glasgow Warriors host Scarlets in the Pro12.

    And we'll be here to keep you updated on how they fare. It'll be rugby fun, but not as they know it in the sunnier parts of the world.