7 surprising stats – Glasgow Warriors

Wow your friends and nail party small talk like a boss – it’s 7 Surprising Stats!*

1. Drop goal drought:

There was a 63 game gap between Rory Clegg’s 3 pointer against Munster in 2015/16 and the last time the Warriors scored a drop goal (Ruaridh Jackson at the Sportsground in 2012/13 history fans.) The art of the drop goal seemed to leave the club with Dan Parks who scored no less than 10 in his final campaign – only 7 have been scored in the 4½ years since then and no Glasgow player has ever scored a DG at Scotstoun.

2. Drawing inspiration:

After being the Pro 12’s draw specialists with 4 in 7 games during the winter of 2011/12 (no other side has had as many draws in a single Pro 12 season) the Warriors then had a streak of 71 matches without a stalemate before last season’s 2-pointer (+ BP) against Leinster.

3. Sunday is our fun day:

The Warriors favourite day for playing in the Pro 12 is Sunday with a 69% winning percentage (Friday is 62% and Saturday is 59%). No wonder Euan Murray didn’t stick around…

4. Early Risers:

Glasgow win 10% more of their Pro 12 matches when kicking off before 6pm and were undefeated at home in this same time slot until those pesky Scarlets ended that streak in the opening game of the 2015/16 season.

5. A cool quarter mill:

The crowd at the Pro 12 semi-final against Ulster included the 250,000th fan through the gates at Scotstoun after just 3 seasons. Attendance at Firhill for its last 3 campaigns as the Warriors home ground was over 100,000 less at 146,620.

6. January blues:

Glasgow have never won an away match during the month of January in the Pro 12 – maybe lay off the festive cheer this time round lads? (September is the Warriors best month for travelling with 6 wins and only 2 defeats).

7. Chris is too grand:

The try scored by Chris Fusaro against the Dragons in the fourth match of season 2015/16 brought up 2,000 points scored under Gregor Townsend.

* The author takes no responsibility for any awkward social situations encountered by leading with chat about obscure rugby statistics!

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