RaboDirect Pro12 - Weir kicks Glasgow to victory

Fri, 07 Oct 21:31:00 2011

A virtuoso kicking display from fly-half Duncan Weir saw Glasgow Warriors break their winning duck at home this term with a 24-19 win over Newport Gwent Dragons.

Glasgow Warriors' Head Coach Sean Lineen - 0

Weir's eight successful penalty attempts accounted for every point scored by coach Sean Lineen's side, and in the process he equalled the RaboDirect Pro12 record for the most penalty goals in one game.

In response, Dragons number 10 Matthew Jones scored 11 points with the boot, their solitary try coming from Martyn Thomas, while replacement Jason Tovey landed a late penalty attempt.

Treviso's Kristopher Burton scored 18 points to send Ulster to a 23-12 defeat - their third successive league defeat and a first loss at Ravenhill since last December's defeat to Leinster.

Forward dominance gave Treviso the edge throughout and a penalty try at the end of the first half, along with Burton's intercept score after 67 minutes, gave Ulster no hope of clawing the game back despite two late tries from Pedrie Wannenburg.

Scarlets ended a four-match league losing streak to gain a 33-17 bonus-point victory as centre Adam Warren scored two tries against Edinburgh on his first league start.

Twenty-year-old Warren, who stepped in when skipper Gareth Maule was injured in the warm-up, went over for a try in each half. There were also tries for Richie Pugh and Rhys Thomas.

Scarlets opened up a 13-0 lead after 23 minutes but they let that slip to 13-10 by the break, before pulling away in the second half.


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