Glasgow Warriors – 100 try bonus points

Glasgow Warriors’ try bonus point against the Dragons was their 100th in the United Rugby Championship / PRO14 / PRO12 / Magners’ League / Celtic League.

Starting with a 44-35 win at Cardiff Arms Park in 2002 that featured 5 tries – from Mike Bartlett (2), Donnie MacFadyen, Gordon Simpson and Alan Bulloch – Glasgow have been regulars when it comes to gathering BPs.

There has been a definite acceleration in the accumulation of bonus points in recent years though, as the Warriors have become one of the most potent attacking forces in the league.

The club’s first 50 try bonus points took 259 games (31/08/02 – 01/11/15) 

The club’s second 50 try bonus points took 118 games (07/11/15 – 04/12/21)

Results

Those try bonus points have been accumulated in:

  • 95 wins
  • 1 draw
  • 4 losses

The draw came away to Leinster in the 2014/15 season.

The losses with a TBP came against Scarlets (A) 2003/04; Kings (A) 2018/19; Munster (A) 2018/19; and Ulster (A) 2021/22.

Tries scored

Glasgow have scored a total of 510 tries in matches where they collected the try bonus point:

  • 4 tries on 46 occasions
  • 5 tries on 25 occasions
  • 6 tries on 13 occasions
  • 7 tries on 9 occasions
  • 8 tries on 5 occasions
  • 10 tries on 2 occasions

Both times the Warriors have scored 10 tries have been against Zebre at Scotstoun.

Coaches

Bonus point wins by head coach:

  • Kiwi Searancke – 2 (in 7 matches)
  • Hugh Campbell – 9 (in 56 matches)
  • Sean Lineen – 13 (in 124 matches)
  • Gregor Townsend – 39 (in 110 matches)
  • Dave Rennie – 32 (in 55 matches)
  • Danny Wilson – 5 (in 25 matches)

Opposition

Bonus points by opponent:

  • Zebre – 15
  • Connacht – 13
  • Cardiff – 11
  • Benetton – 10
  • Dragons – 9
  • Scarlets – 8
  • Ospreys – 6
  • Ulster – 6
  • Munster – 5
  • Leinster – 4
  • Cheetahs – 4
  • Edinburgh – 3
  • Southern Kings – 3
  • Aironi – 1
  • Bridgend – 1
  • Sharks – 1

The rest of the league

Glasgow are the first non-Irish side to bring up 100 try bonus points in the league – following in the footsteps of Leinster (now on 136 TBPs); Munster (119); and Ulster (101). Ulster also notched their 100th this season, in Round 3 against Benetton.

Since Zebre joined at the start of 2012/13, the core 12 continuing sides in the URC have collected TBPs as follows:

  • Leinster – 93
  • Glasgow – 76
  • Munster – 72
  • Ulster – 67
  • Connacht – 50
  • Scarlets – 47
  • Ospreys – 44
  • Edinburgh – 33
  • Cardiff – 32
  • Benetton – 28
  • Zebre – 20
  • Dragons – 16

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