Glasgow'S 10-Try Deluge

Pic: Sam Pinder scored two tries_(SW Pix).Glasgow Warriors 69, GRAN Parma 7A steady drizzle poured down on Hughenden this evening. But the enthusiasm of the Glasgow faithful was far from damped as Warriorsa?" deluge of 10 tries swept aside GRAN Parma in the European Challenge Cup.By racking up as many as 69 points Glasgow broke their own record score in any competition home or away in the professional area. But it was the manner of the victory that should be remembered rather than the simple statistics.Despite the scoreline this eveninga?'s contest was not one where the overwhelming winners just scored a will. Parma played an organised game, they knew what they wanted to do and, more important, what they had to do. But they were up against a team who had their minds set on a higher level. Right from the start the purpose stated by Glasgowa?'s rugby was to play a fast, wide-spread game despite the conditions.Their attitude paid off. Within the first quarter they scored three tries, two of them by Hefin Oa?"Hare. Their 24-0 lead was comfortable insurance against any lapses of concentration, but it was not needed. Glasgow kept up the pace and persistence almost throughout the 80 minutes, and only deep in added time in the first half did they allow Parma away for a try.Oa?"Hare added his third try for a 31-0 lead after 36 minutes. Sam Pinder had two tries, and each of Oa?"Harea?'s threequarter-line colleagues, Rory Lamont, Graeme Morrison, and Andy Henderson, scored one each, as did Kevin Tkachuk and Steve Swindall. Dan Parks kicked six conversions and a penalty goal, and his new understudy, Ruaridh Jackson, had two conversions to mark his Glasgow debut.Parks had much more influence on the contest than his place-kicking. His game management was excellent, mixing the play with fine kick placements and passing variety. Indeed, his contribution was such that it drew Sean Lineen, Glasgowa?'s head coach, to remark after the game that the stand-offa?'s rugby in the past couple of weeks has been a??the best Ia?"ve seen him play.a??Glasgowa?'s previous best in the professional era was in beating Ontario 65-21 in the Toronto invitation tournament in 1999. In regular competition their highest score had been 62-38 in winning against Newbridge in the 1996 European Conference, the forerunner of the Challenge Cup: that game in Wales was Glasgowa?'s first in Europe. The best at home was 59-14 against Pontypridd at Hughenden in the 2001-2002 Celtic League.As for this eveninga?'s record-breaking event, Parks set the ball rolling with a long penalty goal in five minutes. Oa?"Hare a?" a??a model professionala??, as Lineen described him afterwards a?" then plucked out two tries in quick succession. First he cut through the middle from 15 metres and stepped past the last Parma opponent, and he then chased down a Graeme Beveridge kick ahead for his second.Beveridge, who was to be named man of the match, was to be the catalyst for the third try. The scrum halfa?'s break up the left touchline from loose ball and Parksa?'s astute linkage provided for Andy Henderson to score.Parma lost Carlo Festuccia, their captain and hooker, to the sin-bin on the half-hour, and, that, ironically, coincided with the longest dry spell in Glasgowa?'s scoring, though Euan Murray deserved a try when he broke clear to run fully 40 metres. The prop was denied by Carl Manu only five metres out, but the applause from the crowd for Murray could not have been louder if he had score.His fellow prop, Tkachuk, was a key in Glasgowa?'s fourth try, earning the bonus point. Not only did he make the initial thrust but he also had a hand in the subsequent linking, and Lamont made a telling infield cut before Parks chipped through for Oa?"Harea?'s third try.Parks converted all four first-half tries, the second and fourth from tight on the left touchline. But time was still left before the interval for Parma to make their only strike. Ironically, it came from Lamonta?'s exploitation of turn-over ball, but Jason Tiatia intercepted John Barclaya?'s pass to run from halfway for a try that Rima Wakarua converted.Only 65 seconds into the second half, however, Beveridge was the spark again for Henderson to provide for his fellow centre, Morrison, to score. Parks again converted.Hendersona?'s break and Oa?"Harea?'s run up the touchline made Lamonta?'s try, and after Steve Swindall had been denied close to the line Pinder sliced nipped over in the left corner. Parks hoisted Glasgowa?'s half-century by converting the second of those two, his third from the left touchline.In the last 13 minutes, with Glasgow fielding two apprentices, Jackson and Calum Forrester, three more tries flowed in. Swindall went more than close, Tkachuk finished what he started with a charge from near halfway as a prelude to an incisive contribution from Forrester, and Pinder had his second. Jackson, the sorcerera?'s apprentice, converted two of those, one from the right touchline.Glasgow Warriors a?" Scott Barrow; Rory Lamont, Graeme Morrison, Andy Henderson, Hefin O'Hare; Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Euan Murray, Dan Turner, Alastair Kellock (captain), Andrew Wilson, John Barclay, Jon Petrie. Substitutes a?" Justin Vaa?"a for Murray (half-time), Andy Newman for Kellock (53 minutes), Steve Swindall for Wilson (53), Sam Pinder for Beveridge (53), Fergus Thomson for Lawson (64), Ruaridh Jackson for Parks (64), Calum Forrester for Barclay (64).Tries, Oa?"Hare (3), Pinder (2), Lamont, Morrison, Henderson, Tkachuk, Swindall; conversions, Parks (6), Jackson (2); penalty goal, Parks.GRAN Parma a?" Rima Wakarua; Jason Tiatia, Aaron Kimura, Carl Manu, Massimo Ravazzolo; Lisandro Arbizu, Lisandro Villagra; Luciano Artal, Carlo Festuccia (captain), Vittorio Golfetti, Martin Engelbrecht, Gaston Llanos, Paul Derbyshire, Julio Alcacer McKinley, Roberto Mandelli. Substitutes a?" Claudio Russo for Alcerer McKinlay (37-40), Antonio Mannato for Arbizu (half-time), Alessio Galante for Mandelli (43), Ramiro Martinez for Artal (61), Russo for Golfetti (61), Alan Edington for Villagra (61), Gianmarco Pulli for Engelbrecht (64). Not used a?" Damin Buzaj.Try, Taitai; conversion, Wakarua.Referee a?" Rob Debney (England).Man of the match a?" Graeme Beveridge.Attendance a?" 1707.Pic: Sam Pinder scored two tries_(SW Pix).Glasgow Warriors 69, GRAN Parma 7A steady drizzle poured down on Hughenden this evening. But the enthusiasm of the Glasgow faithful was far from damped as Warriorsa?" deluge of 10 tries swept aside GRAN Parma in the European Challenge Cup.By racking up as many as 69 points Glasgow broke their own record score in any competition home or away in the professional area. But it was the manner of the victory that should be remembered rather than the simple statistics.Despite the scoreline this eveninga?'s contest was not one where the overwhelming winners just scored a will. Parma played an organised game, they knew what they wanted to do and, more important, what they had to do. But they were up against a team who had their minds set on a higher level. Right from the start the purpose stated by Glasgowa?'s rugby was to play a fast, wide-spread game despite the conditions.Their attitude paid off. Within the first quarter they scored three tries, two of them by Hefin Oa?"Hare. Their 24-0 lead was comfortable insurance against any lapses of concentration, but it was not needed. Glasgow kept up the pace and persistence almost throughout the 80 minutes, and only deep in added time in the first half did they allow Parma away for a try.Oa?"Hare added his third try for a 31-0 lead after 36 minutes. Sam Pinder had two tries, and each of Oa?"Harea?'s threequarter-line colleagues, Rory Lamont, Graeme Morrison, and Andy Henderson, scored one each, as did Kevin Tkachuk and Steve Swindall. Dan Parks kicked six conversions and a penalty goal, and his new understudy, Ruaridh Jackson, had two conversions to mark his Glasgow debut.Parks had much more influence on the contest than his place-kicking. His game management was excellent, mixing the play with fine kick placements and passing variety. Indeed, his contribution was such that it drew Sean Lineen, Glasgowa?'s head coach, to remark after the game that the stand-offa?'s rugby in the past couple of weeks has been a??the best Ia?"ve seen him play.a??Glasgowa?'s previous best in the professional era was in beating Ontario 65-21 in the Toronto invitation tournament in 1999. In regular competition their highest score had been 62-38 in winning against Newbridge in the 1996 European Conference, the forerunner of the Challenge Cup: that game in Wales was Glasgowa?'s first in Europe. The best at home was 59-14 against Pontypridd at Hughenden in the 2001-2002 Celtic League.As for this eveninga?'s record-breaking event, Parks set the ball rolling with a long penalty goal in five minutes. Oa?"Hare a?" a??a model professionala??, as Lineen described him afterwards a?" then plucked out two tries in quick succession. First he cut through the middle from 15 metres and stepped past the last Parma opponent, and he then chased down a Graeme Beveridge kick ahead for his second.Beveridge, who was to be named man of the match, was to be the catalyst for the third try. The scrum halfa?'s break up the left touchline from loose ball and Parksa?'s astute linkage provided for Andy Henderson to score.Parma lost Carlo Festuccia, their captain and hooker, to the sin-bin on the half-hour, and, that, ironically, coincided with the longest dry spell in Glasgowa?'s scoring, though Euan Murray deserved a try when he broke clear to run fully 40 metres. The prop was denied by Carl Manu only five metres out, but the applause from the crowd for Murray could not have been louder if he had score.His fellow prop, Tkachuk, was a key in Glasgowa?'s fourth try, earning the bonus point. Not only did he make the initial thrust but he also had a hand in the subsequent linking, and Lamont made a telling infield cut before Parks chipped through for Oa?"Harea?'s third try.Parks converted all four first-half tries, the second and fourth from tight on the left touchline. But time was still left before the interval for Parma to make their only strike. Ironically, it came from Lamonta?'s exploitation of turn-over ball, but Jason Tiatia intercepted John Barclaya?'s pass to run from halfway for a try that Rima Wakarua converted.Only 65 seconds into the second half, however, Beveridge was the spark again for Henderson to provide for his fellow centre, Morrison, to score. Parks again converted.Hendersona?'s break and Oa?"Harea?'s run up the touchline made Lamonta?'s try, and after Steve Swindall had been denied close to the line Pinder sliced nipped over in the left corner. Parks hoisted Glasgowa?'s half-century by converting the second of those two, his third from the left touchline.In the last 13 minutes, with Glasgow fielding two apprentices, Jackson and Calum Forrester, three more tries flowed in. Swindall went more than close, Tkachuk finished what he started with a charge from near halfway as a prelude to an incisive contribution from Forrester, and Pinder had his second. Jackson, the sorcerera?'s apprentice, converted two of those, one from the right touchline.Glasgow Warriors a?" Scott Barrow; Rory Lamont, Graeme Morrison, Andy Henderson, Hefin O'Hare; Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Euan Murray, Dan Turner, Alastair Kellock (captain), Andrew Wilson, John Barclay, Jon Petrie. Substitutes a?" Justin Vaa?"a for Murray (half-time), Andy Newman for Kellock (53 minutes), Steve Swindall for Wilson (53), Sam Pinder for Beveridge (53), Fergus Thomson for Lawson (64), Ruaridh Jackson for Parks (64), Calum Forrester for Barclay (64).Tries, Oa?"Hare (3), Pinder (2), Lamont, Morrison, Henderson, Tkachuk, Swindall; conversions, Parks (6), Jackson (2); penalty goal, Parks.GRAN Parma a?" Rima Wakarua; Jason Tiatia, Aaron Kimura, Carl Manu, Massimo Ravazzolo; Lisandro Arbizu, Lisandro Villagra; Luciano Artal, Carlo Festuccia (captain), Vittorio Golfetti, Martin Engelbrecht, Gaston Llanos, Paul Derbyshire, Julio Alcacer McKinley, Roberto Mandelli. Substitutes a?" Claudio Russo for Alcerer McKinlay (37-40), Antonio Mannato for Arbizu (half-time), Alessio Galante for Mandelli (43), Ramiro Martinez for Artal (61), Russo for Golfetti (61), Alan Edington for Villagra (61), Gianmarco Pulli for Engelbrecht (64). Not used a?" Damin Buzaj.Try, Taitai; conversion, Wakarua.Referee a?" Rob Debney (England).Man of the match a?" Graeme Beveridge.Attendance a?" 1707.