Three from three for Glasgow

Date published: September 21 2014

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Glasgow made it three wins from three in the Guinness PRO12 as they beat the Dragons 33-13 with a bonus-point at Rodney Parade.

Glasgow made it three wins from three in the Guinness PRO12 as they beat the Dragons 33-13 with a try bonus-point at Rodney Parade on Saturday.

The Warriors took an early lead when Alex Dunbar exploited a faltering Dragons defence to go over before Duncan Weir and Stuart Hogg added penalties with Angus O'Brien replying for the hosts.

The Dragons kept themselves in touching distance after Josh Strauss scored for the visitors with a try from Richie Rees, but Tommy Seymour and Tim Swinson sealed the win and added a bonus point.

Glasgow took an early lead after moving the ball inside from the line-out before Dunbar found a gap in the Dragons defence to score the opening try of the game with Weir converting.

The Warriors extended their lead after 18 minutes through the boot of Weir before the Dragons got onto the scoreboard five minutes later with a penalty of their own through O'Brien. Nikola Matawalu could have considered himself unlucky not to have scored when he attempted to kick and chase down the line before being tackled late by Toby Faletau but the officials allowed play to continue.

The Warriors did get the chance to extend their lead a few minutes later after being awarded a penalty on the halfway line which Hogg converted.

The second half started in controversial fashion as Tyrone Holmes was sent off for stamping after being reviewed by the TMO.

The hosts had a couple of chances to close the gap, and after missing the first penalty, O'Brien scored with the second attempt.

Glasgow restored their 10-point cushion as Weir scored another penalty and after moving through the phases, the Warriors scored their second try of the game through Strauss with Weir adding the extras again.

The Dragons responded well and scored when Rees broke through the defence to go over and O'Brien converted to leave the hosts within 10, but any momentum built up by the home side was vanquished when Seymour went over in the corner to go three scores in front with 10 minutes to play.

Glasgow sealed the win and added a bonus point following a driving maul that saw Swinson go over, capping off a second win in Wales in six days and their third victory of the season.

The scorers:

For Dragons:
Try: Rees
Con: O'Brien
Pen: O'Brien 2

For Glasgow:
Tries: Dunbar, Strauss, Seymour, Swinson
Con: Weir 2
Pen: Weir 2, Hogg

Dragons: 15 Hallam Amos, 14 Tom Prydie, 13 Ben John, 12 Dorian Jones, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Angus O'Brien, 9 Richie Rees, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Nic Cudd, 6 Lewis Evans, 5 Rynard Landman (c), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Lloyd Fairbrother, 2 T. Rhys Thomas, 1 Boris Stankovich
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Hugh Gustafson, 18 Dan Way, 19 Matthew Screech, 20 Andy Powell, 21 Luc Jones, 22 Ashton Hewitt, 23 Barney Nightingale

Glasgow Warriors: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Alex Dunbar, 12 Peter Horne, 11 DTH van der Merwe, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Niko Matawalu, 8 Josh Strauss (c), 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Rob Harley, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Kevin Bryce, 1 Gordon Reid
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Alex Allan, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 James Eddie, 20 Chris Fusaro, 21 Adam Ashe, 22 Henry Pyrgos, 23 Lee Jones

Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Neil Hennessy (Wales), Dan Jones (Wales)
TMO: Tim Hayes (Wales)

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