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Glasgow cruise to victory over Benetton

By PA Authors
By Online Editors

Scotland scrum-half George Horne scored two of Glasgow’s six tries as the Warriors claimed an impressive 38-19 victory over Benetton in Treviso.

Sam Johnson, Pete Horne, Nikola Matawalu and Andrew Davidson also crossed for last season’s Guinness PRO14 runners-up at Stadio Monigo, with Pete Horne adding four conversions.

Glasgow’s bonus-point win leaves them third in Conference A on 24 points, twelve behind second-placed Ulster, and was the ideal response to last weekend’s 1872 Cup defeat to rivals Edinburgh.

The Warriors were beaten 29-19 at BT Murrayfield but they never looked like suffering a similar fate after Johnson put them ahead inside two minutes on Saturday.

Further tries from the Horne brothers helped Glasgow go into the break 19-12 ahead, and a second score from man-of-the-match George Horne in the 56th minute further extended that advantage.

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Dave Rennie’s men found themselves having to dig deep after seeing their lead reduced to seven points and also losing Nick Grigg to injury, the Scotland centre carried off on a stretcher after a clash of heads with Cherif Traore.

However, Glasgow regrouped and late scores from Matawalu and Davidson ensured they would be returning to Scotland with a maximum points haul.

Hame Faiva, Braam Steyn and Antonio Rizzi scored tries for Benetton, whose sixth defeat of the campaign leaves them second-bottom in Conference B.

– Press Association

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