Glasgow Warriors have lost their Pro12 Semi Final to Connacht by 16-11 and ended Gregor Townsend’s hopes of retaining their title.
The Warriors started off the game in the worst possible way with a double injury to Finn Russell and Zander Fagerson in the first minute, and they struggled to get into the game afterwards. All credit to Connacht who played very well and controlled the game for large periods and got their rewards scoring a cracking try through Adeolokun.
John Beattie had this to say:
I think, on balance, Connacht deserved it. They tackled better and got through more often than Glasgow.
Despite making a huge amount of lineout errors and getting repeatedly pinged by the referee, Glasgow stayed in the game thanks to a cracking try from the Fijian master Leone Nakawara and the result went right down to the final whistle. However, for all the decisions that went against Glasgow, a fair few went their way with two disallowed Connacht tries.
The ever passionate Sean Lamont was clearly disappointed:
It is a season’s work gone down the drain. We were on the wrong side of the penalty count and were just not clinical enough. Credit to Connacht. They played very well and good luck to them in the final.
The result is heartbreaking for all the players and fans who have now lost the PRO12 Title, but when you consider where the side were at the season’s half way point and there’s a lot to be proud of.
|Connacht (10) 16|
|Try: Adeolokun Con: MacGinty Pens: MacGinty 3|
|Glasgow (3) 11|
|Try: Nakarawa Pens: Weir 2|