Memorable Moments: Glasgow Warriors 2016/17 – Part 2

Continuing OTOTM’s look back at some memorable moments from the season just past. Part 1 can be found here.

The Late, Late Show

Hogmanay in Italy and frankly it didn’t look like the old year was going to end too well. A solid lead had been squandered – admittedly in the face of some baffling officiating from the local replacement referee – and Gregor Townsend’s perfect record against the Italian sides was on the line. The setup from the Warriors’ wide men, Lamont and Seymour, was classy but the scorer came in the unlikely form of Rory Clegg with his only try for the club:

Clegg try

They All Count

Scott Cummings is the future for Glasgow and Scotland. Undoubtedly a Test player in waiting, he may even end up captaining his club and international sides. This season though Scott created a memorable moment by notching possibly the least elegant try ever scored by a Glasgow​ Warrior, touching down while face-planting into the Ravenhill turf:

Scott try

The Tackle

He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy. But when Big Brian Alainu’uese has maintained his discipline he’s been a standout for the Warriors. His speciality is powerful ball-carrying but he’s also shown up as a hard-working, physical defender. In this instance he decided to combine the two, making a solid 10 yards with ball in hand – with the added complication that there was still a Dragons player holding it…

Brian tackle

The Academy

Eight members of the Scottish Rugby Academy played a combined 999 minutes for the Warriors this season – the most ever for the club. One of the brightest prospects among them is Matt Fagerson and at 18 years and 273 days he became the youngest player to score for Glasgow (overtaking Scott Cummings – 18 years and 282 days) with this try against Zebre:

Matt try

Once A Warrior

There was no quarter given during the 160 minutes of Glasgow’s encounters with Racing 92 – Leone Nakarawa had to take his lumps like everybody else. Once the final whistle had blown at Scotstoun though (and the big man had finished his post match prayers) it was time for the whole Glasgow squad to line up to give Leone a hug (lead by Gordy Reid going side to side, up high, down low):

Leone gif

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