Castres v Glasgow - Live

Last updated: 16th December 2012  

80 That is that. Castres win by two points and that moves them second in the Pool, three points behind Ulster. Glasgow can walk away with their heads held high though as they put everything on the line. Next up we have Saracens against Munster from Vicarage Road.

78 He's hit the post! What drama at Stade Pierre-Antoine.

77 Well, what about this?! Castres have been penalised at scrum time (it looked like Wihongi was penalised) so Jackson will step up from 35 metres out. Stay right there for this.

Conversion74 KIRKPATRICK CONVERSION! 10-8! A simple two points.

TRY73 CABALLERO TRY! 8-8! The rolling maul finally works for Castres!

Yellow Card72 MCGUIGAN YELLOW! Glasgow are down to thirteen now after a late tackle from the replacement sees him go to the bin. Castres ball 20 metres out now then.

70 How did Glasgow keep Castres out there? Outstanding from Matawalu again as he pounced on loose ball at the tail which led to the Warriors getting out and up to halfway.

69 Castres scrum five metres out.

68 The hosts are lucky to still have fifteen though as, soon after, Diarra takes a clear stamp on the head of Low - that will be looked at by the citing commissioner for sure.

Yellow Card67 RYDER YELLOW! Bad news for Glasgow as second-row Ryder has been sent to the bin for taking out Diarra at a line-out. Can Glasgow cope with fourteen?

65 How are Glasgow holding on here? Castres seem to have thrown everything at them but still they hold them out on their own line. It's another home line-out though after a high shot from Harley allows Kirkpatrick to push his side up to the Warriors' 22. Fifteen minutes left.

63 Here come the Glasgow substitutes as Morrison and Campbell are on. They will have some defending to do from the outset as tempers start to boil over in the sunshine.

59 Castres now through on Sanchou and Taumoepeau while Glasgow still keep the same line-up out there, barring Harley of course who came on for Barclay in the first-half.

57 Matawalu has been outstanding today as this time he saves his side with a big hit on Kirkpatrick after the New Zealand centre/fly-half had broken the line on halfway.

54 It doesn't work and in fact it almost results in Matawalu scoring from halfway. The scrum-half tapped quickly and raced 48 metres before being hauled down by Garvey. He lost the ball in the tackle but what about that from the Fijian as he almost scored against the run of play.

53 Castres are throwing the kitchen sink at the Warriors here but still the Scots stand firm and again win a relieving penalty. Castres throw on their bench in response as Kirkpatrick, Diarra, Wihongi and Mach are sent on for Coetzee, Wannenburg, Tales and Bonello.

50 Excellent from Gordon Reid there as he pounces on another Castres line-out once it lands to win his side a much-needed relieving penalty. His team-mates thank him for it.

48 Eddie does anything but as he goes off his feet at ruck time. Castres turn down the three though and instead go for the corner. They want to drive over the line here.

47 Still Castres knock on the door though. Glasgow need to stand tall.

45 Castres have just butchered a chance - following good work from Garvey down the right wing - as another mistake in recycled ball results in a spillage. One has to credit the character in defence being shown by the Warriors though as they are fighting for everything.

43 Castres are in possession until a nice turnover leads to Lamont kicking downfield and the French hacking the ball into touch under pressure. So it'll be a Glasgow line-out fifteen metres out...which unfortunately for them is stolen. That's their first line-out loss today.

Second-half Jackson restarts the action then with Glasgow up by five.

40 The extras are missed by Horne and that's that for the first-half.

TRY39 BARCLAY TRY! 3-8! Great news for Glasgow as, from a fantastic break from Wilson on the halfway line, Barclay was on hand to finish off. The try does come with a downside though as openside Barclay pulled a hamstring in the act of scoring. Conversion to come.

36 Teulet misses from simple range by his standards on the right so we remain tied at 3-3 with half-time approaching. It's hardly been a classic in France and it's not like conditions are limiting the rugby. Castres are looking to finish strongly though and attack from 20 out.

34 This time it is they who fail to make the most of it, which leads to referee Andrew Small having a word with both captains about discipline. Things are getting a bit spicy.

31 But that is fantastic stifling defence from Glasgow as they win a penalty at a breakdown and subsequently clear. Soon after, Matawalu puts in a perfect box kick that bounces into touch after being touched in flight. So, the territory and possession is now back with Glasgow.

29 Castres get themselves a scrum penalty and this is more likely to go over from Teulet should they opt for the shot from about 45 metres on the angle. They choose not to however and instead go for the corner. They are obviously confident with that rolling maul.

27 Nothing comes of that chance for Glasgow though as Castres manage to weather the storm and in fact break quickly into the visitors' half through Cabannes.

23 Matawalu had a go but was pulled down just short so again it will be a five-metre scrum. How Glasgow would love a score here. We wait though as there is a reset.

22 So close for Glasgow as Lamont slips outside a tackle 20 metres out and then looks to find Van der Merwe. But a hand comes in from Garvey to knock the ball down and into his own in-goal area. Net result, an attacking scrum five metres out. Massive chance here.

19 Castres are back in possession soon after though and look to rumble through the middle again. It's not all physical though, they're throwing in nice offloads to boot.

16 His effort drops just short of the crossbar so it remains three apiece here with sixteen minutes played. Pool rivals Ulster will no doubt be watching how this game pans out.

15 Castres have a penalty on halfway due to Glasgow going off their feet but this one is surely too far out for Teulet? No, he fancies it. It must be 52 metres on the angle.

13 Glasgow are definitely having the territory right now but aren't getting the points to prove it, this time obstruction foils their efforts on the right wing. Castres clear it.

10 It doesn't get much better for former Gloucester wing Garvey too as he spills a high kick which leads to Glasgow winning a penalty in kickable range. Up steps Horne again from the kicking tee...but this one is well wide from the left side of the pitch so the scores remain level.

8 Mistake from Ryan Wilson in midfield now coughs up possession so it will be a Castres scrum close to halfway. That set-piece leads to Marcel Garvey looking to go down the right but that door is closed with force, with the Warriors soon having the ball back in Castres' half.

Penalty6 TEULET PENALTY! 3-3! Castres are level as their power pays off. That was a touch worrying for Glasgow as the French side easily went through the middle.

4 Castres may strike back here in quick time though as they rumble into the Glasgow 22 via a strong rolling maul. A test of the Warriors' defence here. Can they hold out?

Penalty2 HORNE PENALTY! 0-3! Great start from Glasgow as they win a penalty for Castres holding on at a breakdown. It was bang in front of the posts so that's an easy one.

Kick-off Here we go then with Remi Tales getting us underway. It is a gorgeous day weather wise so one hopes it will be an open and entertaining match in the sunshine.

Castres are without Rory Kockott today but do recall Pedrie Wannenburg and Romain Teulet to their starting line-up. The Warriors meanwhile have fly-half Ruaridh Jackson back while Sean Maitland starts at full-back. They're without forwards Josh Strauss and Al Kellock.

Welcome Hello and welcome from Stade Pierre Antoine for our first of two live Heineken Cup offerings this Sunday. Because of Ulster's loss to the Saints, Castres still have a sniff of topping Pool 4 and will be going all out for victory today. Glasgow meanwhile only have one point to their name so pride is on the line for them here. Team news is coming.

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