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Glasgow played really well and that's twice they have just lost out at RDS recently. One comment re performance of the respective Lions. Hogg was excellent as usual but Maitland was even lamer than usual - check out 1:19:40 on iplayer where Kearney not only snuffs out his attempt for the line but then strips him of the ball like he was a little girl - what is this kilted Kiwi doing in the Lions?!
Fantastic season from the team, but for a sluggish start and aberration at Scarlets then if could have been a prize-winnings season.Sorry to see Barclay go, but genuinely excited by prospect of Ashe, Gray jnr and Bennett.Can't see any of the Welsh sides getting to Glasgows level next season and Leinster/Munster not the force they were, Ulster will remain strong though.Bring on 2013/2014
Huge heart shown on Saturday... hardly surprising that Leinster won at home. Yellow card was never a yellow, and the forward passes weren't forward. But hey ho. Have to say that Leinster';s six lions looked decidedly second best, man for man, the Warriors really shunned their counterparts.Chins up warriors, you play the best brand of union this side of the equator, by a massive margin.
Townsend is quite right, you were the better team on the night and to be honest I have to say I am glad we are playing Leinster in the final not you. Well done guys you were a pleasure to watch and you are going to be a force to contend with next season.
This has been a great season watching Glasgow.Well done lads so much to look forward to come September both club and international.Enjoy the break and come back raring to go.We will be winners next term.Thanks for your effort.
Excellent effort Glasgow. What a wonderful brand of attacking rugby you have played this season. Thoroughly deserved to win.To be honest, I am quite happy that Gatland has overlooked the huge majority of Scots for the Lions. We have the makings of a really strong and close knit team for the summer in South Africa. I, for one, am looking forward to some really exciting rugby.
Very hard-luck Glasgow. You did yourselves proud with a great season. Hopefully we can build on that next year & get to the PRO12 final & maybe progress from the HCUP groups!
Another possible pivotal moment was the atrocious bounce from Sexton's cross-kick when Nacewa had a clear run to the line. If montylicious46 is referring to the final scrum, I think that that penalty was given for offside against the Glasgow scrum-half, when Heaslip held the ball in the back row.All-in-all, an entertaining, nerve-wracking match and a credit to both sides.
A match where the result depends on a conversion into a high wind is going to have some luck attached, but brummiejock does Kearney's superb tackle on Grant an injustice by calling that lucky. The match could have swung either way on several occasions - Glasgow's "forward pass" early in the second half (which the ref seemed to realise was a mistake just after he called it) was just one.
The Scarlets game proved very costly as a home tie could well have swung it.Leinster seemed to get most of the 50:50 refereeing decisions Collapsed scrum on halfway - who really knows why it went down?Near the end a Leinster knock-on was then played by an "off-side" player but "only" a scrum was awarded!!Well done Glasgow .Peter Horne for Scotland?? Just too late for the Lions!!
Glasgow were superb - I've never seen a Scottish team (international or not) produce such great attacking rugby.Got to say I have my grumbles with the ref in the final play - no scrum reset why? Ryan Grant will be off to Oz as soon as Matt Stevens crumbles - great performance - so unlucky not to score in the 1st half.
The truly excellent and if it had been at home we'd have won very easily. Just a shame the lads switched off in that daft game at Scarlets. Still, very proud of the guys and looking forward to a few upsets in Europe next year!
The Glasgow boys can be very proud of themselves, I know all us fans are, they played some fantastic rugby and it's just unfortunate they didn't get the win - sometimes you need the luck aswell as skill (and Grant's try being held up was just bad luck!). It had to be one of the most exciting games I've seen in the past few years, a truly excellent game! - just a shame about the result.
Great attacking play by Glasgow. Got to give credit to Leinster though. Defended well and just managed to keep Glasgow at arms reach. Matawalu sin binning might have been the difference really. Should have got more points on the board in the first half with the wind behind them.
Great game. Very proud of the Warriors effort. However Leinster showed their streetwise qualities once again. When it comes down to small margins then Boss throwing the ball twice at lazy runners and earning dubious penalties, and Healy running a block off the rolling maul from which Heaslip scored makes all the difference..Credit goes to Lineen/Mercer who laid the foundations for this team.
Glasgow better attacking team by far but leinsters experience came thru they looked stunned at end tho.to many silly penalties again.glasgow must build for next yr, they have talented squad. again scots lions stood out,how ryan grant has been left behind with likes of matt stevens going remains a total mystery!guess one benefit now is that scots lions can rest little before tour with no more games
So proud! massive effort this season and last night. Ryan Grant yet again reinforcing the fact that Gatland is blind. Last years team under Lineen and his game plan peaked in that play off. However, this team this year getting to the POs is just the start of what can be achieved. This is a very strong squad under Townsend that can go much further. Bring on next season, its going to be goooooood!
Very proud of the Glasgow teams achievements this year, to go to Leinster and out play them for a large portion of the match is very admiral. Heavens know what the Lions scouting team have been doing this year but Ryan Grant is head and shoulders above any other prop playing just now.
Well played Glasgow and Leinster for one of the best games of the season. Glasgow played almost sevens style at times with great offloads and interplay between forwards and backs - arguably the best line was Rory Grant for his try attempt in the first half...Scotland's gain is the Lions loss I'm afraid. GT certainly worthy of plaudits this season - hope National side can carry on in similar vein.
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