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  • Swinson (2), Dunbar, Strauss, Wight, Matawalu, Paris, Bennett,
    Penalty goals: Weir (2),
    Conversions: Weir (5), Wight (2),
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 15th Feb 2013
  • KO 19:05
  • Ground: Rodney Parade, Newport
  • Att: 4,311

RaboDirect PRO12 match report - Glasgow run in eight tries in Dragons demolition

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Glasgow Warriors ran in eight tries as they inflicted a record 60-3 defeat on a shell-shocked Newport Gwent Dragons in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Friday night.

Mark Bennett, Niko Matawalu, Alex Dunbar, Taylor Paris, Tim Swinson (two), Josh Strauss and Fraser Thomson all touched down for the visitors with Duncan Weir also contributing 16 points with the boot, while the Dragons finished the game with just a solitary Tom Prydie penalty to their credit.

Prydie actually put the hosts ahead on two minutes as he split the posts, but it was one-way traffic from that point with in-form Glasgow making it seven wins from their last eight outings in some style.

Weir levelled the game with a 30-metre penalty when the Dragons went offside at a ruck shortly afterwards, before scrum-half Henry Pyrgos sent in Bennett for the opening try on 16 minutes.

Pyrgos was also involved in the second and third tries. The 23-year-old, who has come on twice for Scotland as a replacement in this season's RBS Six Nations Championship, put in a deft corner kick on 20 minutes that sent Fijian Matawalu in.

Weir's second penalty took it to 20-3 before Pyrgos started a move from a set-piece scrum in the home 22 that saw the Warriors fly-half complete a scissors with centre Dunbar and put the Scotland A ace over from 15 metres as the scoreboard ticked over to 27-3 at the interval.

The Dragons had a go at fighting back in the opening minutes of the second half, with a couple of drives around the Glasgow 22 - but, having stood firm in defence, Glasgow then went back on the offensive and blew their opponents away in the final quarter.

The Warriors' bonus-point fourth try arrived from another set-piece on the hour mark - a line-out 20 metres out that saw the ball go via Pyrgos and Matawalu for Dunbar to dive past two defenders and feed wing Paris to go over.

The Dragons were shot by this stage and Glasgow took full advantage of their forlorn opponents, Swinson and replacement Strauss getting the try count up to six.

Swinson doubled his tally with number seven and Thomson grabbed the eighth as Dragons, who conceded 50 points for the first time at Rodney Parade, endured the humiliation of their heaviest-ever defeat.

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