Tommy Hayes Tops Celtic League List

Tommy Hayes is overall top-scorer in Celtic League competition. The midfield back's 21 points for Glasgow in the comeback victory over Newport on Saturday boosted his tally to 157 points.That haul allowed Hayes to overtake David Humphreys in the list of the competition's leading scorers. The Glasgow player is now 16 points ahead of the Irish international stand-off, who was just two points clear of Hayes going into the past weekend's league games.Hayes scored a try, two conversions, and a penalty goal in Glasgow's amazing recovery with 22 points in little more than 10 minutes to turn a 9-25 deficit into a 31-25 victory in the Rodney Parade match. Earlier in the match he had kicked three penalty goals, keeping Glasgow in touch with the home team. Humphreys had only a conversion and a penalty goal to his credit on Saturday as Ulster fell by 10-38 to Swansea at St Helens.Hayes also leads the points-scoring list for the Celtic League this season, having overtaken Edinburgh's Brendan Laney and three others. The Glasgow player's 21 points at Newport were added to 12 in the opening weekend's 44-35 win at Cardiff and 13 in the 25-21 victory against Leinster at Hughenden for a total of 46, two more than Laney.It was the second time that Hayes has scored more than 20 points in a Celtic League match. He notched 21 points also in the 58-22 win over Ebbw Vale at Hughenden last season.Glasgow maintained their 100% record in the league this season with the Newport victory. They are now out on their own at the top of their section, and though Connacht also have won all three matches to date, Glasgow are ahead on 13 points with their four-try bonus from the Cardiff match.Glasgow will defend that lead when they take on Bridgend at Hughenden on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm). Victory in that match would almost certainly guarantee the home club a Celtic quarter-final place.Celtic League's leading points-scorers:Overall - Tommy Hayes (Glasgow) 157; David Humphreys (Ulster) 141; Lee Jarvis (Neath) 126; Eric Elwood (Connacht) 123; Stephen Jones (Llanelli) 114.Season - Hayes 46; Brendan Laney (Edinburgh) 44; Elwood 40; Jeremy Staunton (Munster) 36; Craig Warlow (Bridgend) 33; Kevin Utterson (Borders) 29.Tommy Hayes is overall top-scorer in Celtic League competition. The midfield back's 21 points for Glasgow in the comeback victory over Newport on Saturday boosted his tally to 157 points.That haul allowed Hayes to overtake David Humphreys in the list of the competition's leading scorers. The Glasgow player is now 16 points ahead of the Irish international stand-off, who was just two points clear of Hayes going into the past weekend's league games.Hayes scored a try, two conversions, and a penalty goal in Glasgow's amazing recovery with 22 points in little more than 10 minutes to turn a 9-25 deficit into a 31-25 victory in the Rodney Parade match. Earlier in the match he had kicked three penalty goals, keeping Glasgow in touch with the home team. Humphreys had only a conversion and a penalty goal to his credit on Saturday as Ulster fell by 10-38 to Swansea at St Helens.Hayes also leads the points-scoring list for the Celtic League this season, having overtaken Edinburgh's Brendan Laney and three others. The Glasgow player's 21 points at Newport were added to 12 in the opening weekend's 44-35 win at Cardiff and 13 in the 25-21 victory against Leinster at Hughenden for a total of 46, two more than Laney.It was the second time that Hayes has scored more than 20 points in a Celtic League match. He notched 21 points also in the 58-22 win over Ebbw Vale at Hughenden last season.Glasgow maintained their 100% record in the league this season with the Newport victory. They are now out on their own at the top of their section, and though Connacht also have won all three matches to date, Glasgow are ahead on 13 points with their four-try bonus from the Cardiff match.Glasgow will defend that lead when they take on Bridgend at Hughenden on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm). Victory in that match would almost certainly guarantee the home club a Celtic quarter-final place.Celtic League's leading points-scorers:Overall - Tommy Hayes (Glasgow) 157; David Humphreys (Ulster) 141; Lee Jarvis (Neath) 126; Eric Elwood (Connacht) 123; Stephen Jones (Llanelli) 114.Season - Hayes 46; Brendan Laney (Edinburgh) 44; Elwood 40; Jeremy Staunton (Munster) 36; Craig Warlow (Bridgend) 33; Kevin Utterson (Borders) 29.