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- RaboDirect PRO12
- 21st Sep 2012
- KO 19:35
- Ground: Scotstoun Stadium
- Att: 3,646
Warriors shake off Connacht
Bonus-point win for Scots is their first at Scotstoun
DTH Van der Merwe scored a brace of second half tries as Glasgow beat RaboDirect Pro12 opponents Connacht 27-17 to collect a bonus point victory in Scotland.
Sean Lamont and Peter Murchie had touched down twice before the break although two Connacht tries against the run of play kept the match interesting for the most of the 80 minutes.
Lamont raced into the corner for Glasgow's opening try on 19 minutes before Murchie added a second nine minutes later when his weaving 40-yard run ended a few yards close to the right post.
The led 15-0 but Connacht narrowed the deficit with Mark McCrea just getting to a clever sidefoot from sub Jack Carty first four minutes before the break.
Glasgow extended their advantage seven minutes into the second half as Van der Merwe grabbed hold of a loose ball before forcing his way over from 20 yards.
However, straight from the re-start a lapse in concentration and a handling error allowed Nathan White to grab a second try for the visitors.
But five minutes from time Van der Merwe finally killed off Connacht with the best try of the game.
Substitute number 10 Ruaridh Jackson worked a bit of magic, Murchie kept the move going before the powerful Canadian sprinted down the wing to secure Glasgow's second triumph of the season.
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RaboDirect PRO12 Table
|Saturday 6th September|
|TBC||Munster vs Edinburgh|
|TBC||Connacht vs Newport Gwent D'gons|
|TBC||Glasgow vs Leinster|
|TBC||Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso|
|TBC||Scarlets vs Ulster|
|TBC||Zebre vs Cardiff Blues|
|Saturday 13th September|
|TBC||Benetton Treviso vs Munster|
|TBC||Edinburgh vs Connacht|
|TBC||Ulster vs Zebre|
|TBC||Leinster vs Scarlets|
|TBC||Cardiff Blues vs Glasgow|
|TBC||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Ospreys|
|Saturday 20th September|
|TBC||Cardiff Blues vs Ulster|
|TBC||Zebre vs Munster|
|TBC||Ospreys vs Edinburgh|
|TBC||Scarlets vs Benetton Treviso|
|TBC||Connacht vs Leinster|
|TBC||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Glasgow|
|Saturday 27th September|
|TBC||Leinster vs Cardiff Blues|
|TBC||Munster vs Ospreys|
|TBC||Edinburgh vs Scarlets|
|TBC||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Benetton Treviso|
|TBC||Zebre vs Ulster|
|TBC||Glasgow vs Connacht|
|Saturday 4th October|
|TBC||Leinster vs Munster|
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