European Problem Cup: Montpellier 26-21 Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow accomplished the sport with 13 males on the park, with Montpellier lowered to 14
Montpellier (13) 26
Tries: Guirado, Bouthier Cons: Lozowski 2 Pens: Lozowski 4
Glasgow Warriors: (9) 21
Pens: Hastings 5 Thompson 2

Glasgow Warriors had been edged out by Montpellier in a scrappy, base-tempered European Self-discipline Cup final-16 tie.

The Scottish visitors kicked seven penalties however didn’t convert stress throughout the preferrred third into tries.

Warriors misplaced TJ Ioane to a purple card on the hour whereas there had been yellows for team-mate Scale back Grigg and residential duo Bastien Chalureau and Martin Devergie.

Guilhem Guirado and Anthony Bouthier touched down for the struggling Excessive 14 facet to ship them into the ultimate eight.

Following a tenth consecutive dwelling resolve on this opponents, Montpellier will play Benetton or Agen subsequent.

Glasgow built-in eight avid avid gamers who had been critical about Scotland’s first Six Worldwide places resolve in France since 1999 and regarded in a position to throw the ball spherical, with Huw Jones invaluable throughout the early exchanges.

Nonetheless, the total-support limped off with an ankle harm on what turned to be a irritating evening for Danny Wilson’s facet.

Adam Hastings banged over three of his 5 penalties earlier than the interval however Glasgow fell throughout the help of for the primary time on the stroke of half of-time as dwelling captain Guirado barrelled over from a secondary driving maul, following a line-out throughout the nook.

The 2nd half of turned acceptable 4 minutes in when some woeful defending from Niko Matawalu allowed the dwelling backs to launch Bouthier for a simple uncover.

Fraser Brown might perchance soundless indulge in hit help all the sudden however allowed the ball to squirm from his retract as he reached by plot of a cluster of legs.

There had been stable claims for a penalty try as Chalureau turned despatched to the bin for impeding the Glasgow hooker however Brown’s fixed sniping at referee Karl Dickson did not benefit issues.

Hastings added one different penalty however Ioane turned then despatched off for a reckless extreme maintain, predominant along with his shoulder, inside minutes of coming off the bench.

Hastings and substitute soar-half of Ross Thompson traded additional kicks with Alex Lozowski as Warriors clung on and the perimeters had been help to 14 each when Devergie turned proven a yellow card with seven minutes remaining.

Glasgow tried to summon the power to close a 5-point hole however their motive turned misplaced when Grigg adopted Devergie to the sidelines after a deliberate knock-on.

Montpellier: Bouthier; Goosen, Vincent, Serfontein, Rattez; Lozowski, Reinach; Forletta, Guirado, Haouas, Verhaeghe, Chalureau, Janse van Rensburg, Camara, Becognee.

Replacements: Du Plessis, Rodgers, Lamositele, Devergie, Timu, Danglot, Reilhac, Tisseron.

Glasgow Warriors: H Jones; McLean, Grigg, Johnson, L Jones; Hastings, Heed; Kebble, Brown, Z Fagerson, Gray, Harley, Lokotui, Gordon, Wilson.

Replacements: Turner, Evans, Pieretto Heiland, Nakarawa, Ioane, Horne, Thompson, Matawalu.

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