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  • Van der Merwe, Maitland, Grant (2), Matawalu,
    Penalty goals: Horne, Weir,
    Conversions: Weir (2),
35 - 17

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  • Griffiths, Lewis,
    Penalty goals: Biggar,
    Conversions: Biggar (2),

RaboDirect PRO12: Glasgow firepower downs Ospreys

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Josh Strauss the Glasgow No 8

Glasgow No 8 Josh Strauss on the rampage

Glasgow fly half Duncan Weir right is shackled by Ospreys Kahn Fotuali i

Glasgow fly-half Duncan Weir right is shackled by Ospreys' Kahn Fotuali'i

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RaboDirect PRO12 title contenders Glasgow ran in five tries in an impressive 35-17 win over the Ospreys at Scotstoun Stadium.

Two tries from Ryan Grant and a further effort from Sean Maitland took Glasgow into a 22-3 lead at the break, with the visitors' only score coming through the boot of Dan Biggar.

Although the Welsh region clawed their way back into the match through tries from Cai Griffiths and Sam Lewis, Niko Matawalu and DTH van der Merwe both crossed to seal the win and dent their opponent's play-off ambitions in the process.

In a battle between two top-four contenders, it was Steve Tandy's men who took the lead through a Biggar penalty.

It had been a scrappy opening but, despite Duncan Weir's profligacy from the tee, Glasgow gradually began to hit their stride.

The stand-off missed successive three-point opportunities but their vibrant style was eventually rewarded when Grant powered over. Another piece of quick thinking from scrum-half Matawalu ended in Maitland touching down, which was confirmed by the TMO.

A further converted try by their loosehead prop and a Weir penalty then completed what was a superb first half display by the Warriors.

The second period began with Ospreys props Grant and Adam Jones being sent to the sin bin for repeatedly collapsing the scrum.

But it was the man who took over Jones' position while he was off the field, Griffiths, who reduced the deficit when he touched down from close range.

That looked to be the score they needed to put pressure on the hosts, but Matawalu effectively ended those chances when he danced his way to the line.

Lewis did move the Ospreys to within 10 points but Peter Horne's penalty and van der Merwe's last minute score eased the Scottish side to another fine win.

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