George Horne's score against the Sharks on Friday evening moved the scrum half level with Niko Matawalu in third place on Glasgow Warriors’ all-time top tryscorers’ charts.

Six and a half years on from his first ever Warriors’ try – against another South African side, the Southern Kings, also at Scotstoun – Horne is nearing the top of a list filled with Glasgow legends.

Glasgow Warriors’ top 10 try scorers

1. DTH van der Merwe (54 tries)
2. Tommy Seymour (48)
3= Niko Matawalu (44)
3= George Horne (44)
5. Johnny Matthews (37)
6= Sean Lamont (31)
6= Stuart Hogg (31)
8. Tommy Hayes (29)
9. Thom Evans (27)
10= Alan Bulloch (25)
10= Peter Horne (25)
10= Fraser Brown (25)

The number nine’s superior lines of support, as well as his sniping round the fringes of the ruck, have seen him cross the line against 20 different opponents.

He seems to have a particular predilection for scoring against the rather contrasting pairing of Zebre Parma and Leinster with six tries against each of those sides.

6 tries – Leinster, Zebre
5 tries – Benetton
4 tries – Edinburgh
3 tries – Munster
2 tries – Cardiff, Cheetahs, Dragons, Ospreys, Ulster
1 try – Bulls, Connacht, Exeter, Harlequins, Kings, Lyon, Montpellier, Saracens, Scarlets, Sharks

Horne just needs scores against the Lions and Stormers to become the first Glasgow player to notch tries versus all 15 URC teams.

While his scoring rate may have slowed slightly – he hit the 30 try mark in his first three seasons as a full-time pro up to the end of 2019/20 – in the next couple of years, DTH van der Merwe’s record is surely going to come under serious threat.

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In fact, the biggest risk for the younger Horne brother’s chances of becoming the Warriors’ top tryscorer of all time is likely to come from current teammate, Johnny Matthews.

The hooker is not far behind having managed back to back 13 try campaigns – the most in a single season by a Glasgow player and with games still to play in 2023/24, as long as the injury he suffered against the Sharks isn’t too serious.

The next highest tally among active players is another hooker, Fraser Brown, who has 25 tries but has already been ruled out for this season.

After that, it’s club captain, Kyle Steyn, on 21 scores followed by Huw Jones on 20.

All in all, it looks like it’s just the duo of Horne and Matthews who are realistically in the current race to overhaul DTH.