Warriors 'Win Ugly' In Europe

NARBONNE 7 GLASGOW WARRIORS 8Glasgow Warriors 'won ugly' according to coach Sean Lineen as they showed immense character to hold on for a crucial one point victory in the European Challenge Cup this evening.Glasgow opened the scoring with a try from Scott Barrow an added to the score with a Dan Parks penalty but were forced to fight for the game when reduced to 14 men as Steve Swindall was sent to the sin bin for the last ten minutes of the game."Our defence won that for us" said Lineen._"It was nerve racking but the guys showed immense character to hold onto the game like that when we weren't as sharp as we should be._We haven't won ugly like that for a while, but in its own way, it was a pretty result._Narbonne are a realy good side and the crowd didn't make it easy for us but the players rose to the challenge."Narbonne scored a late try through Thomas Bouquie which was converted by Cedric Rosalen.The rain stayed off but the dew conditions in the fog made handling difficult and the ground cut up badly underfoot.With an impressive points buffer gathered during their previous two European Challenge Cup games, the win was essential for Glasgow to keep pace with Saracens at the top of Pool Two in the hope of progressing to the knock out stages of the competition.The Warriors now return to Magners League action before Christmas as they face local rivals Edinburgh Rugby at Hughenden on Friday night (7.30pm) - make sure you're there to make some noise for the Glasgow boys and help them maintain their winning home run by calling 0131 346 5100 or visiting www.scottishrugby.org for tickets.At only A?10 or A?15 for adults and A?5 for concessions (U18s, students and OAPs), it's a great way to start your Christmas holidays and let's hope for a repeat of the last time the Burghers headed west, when the Warriors emerged 46-6 victors.Narbonne: Nadau, Bouquie, Mazars, Noutary, Lartigue, Rosalen, Balue, A. Martinez, Rofes, Ducalcon, Michaux, Eksteen, Bisaro, Beaux, Haare.Replacements: Langlade, Hooper, Pariel, Blache, Seron, Van Rensburg, Regy. Glasgow: Lamont, O'Hare, Henderson, Barrow, Evans, Parks, Beveridge, Va'a, Lawson, Low, Newman, Kellock, Wilson, Barclay, Petrie.Replacements: Thomson, Tckachuk, Turner, Eddie, Swindall, Gregor, Marsden.NARBONNE 7 GLASGOW WARRIORS 8Glasgow Warriors 'won ugly' according to coach Sean Lineen as they showed immense character to hold on for a crucial one point victory in the European Challenge Cup this evening.Glasgow opened the scoring with a try from Scott Barrow an added to the score with a Dan Parks penalty but were forced to fight for the game when reduced to 14 men as Steve Swindall was sent to the sin bin for the last ten minutes of the game."Our defence won that for us" said Lineen._"It was nerve racking but the guys showed immense character to hold onto the game like that when we weren't as sharp as we should be._We haven't won ugly like that for a while, but in its own way, it was a pretty result._Narbonne are a realy good side and the crowd didn't make it easy for us but the players rose to the challenge."Narbonne scored a late try through Thomas Bouquie which was converted by Cedric Rosalen.The rain stayed off but the dew conditions in the fog made handling difficult and the ground cut up badly underfoot.With an impressive points buffer gathered during their previous two European Challenge Cup games, the win was essential for Glasgow to keep pace with Saracens at the top of Pool Two in the hope of progressing to the knock out stages of the competition.The Warriors now return to Magners League action before Christmas as they face local rivals Edinburgh Rugby at Hughenden on Friday night (7.30pm) - make sure you're there to make some noise for the Glasgow boys and help them maintain their winning home run by calling 0131 346 5100 or visiting www.scottishrugby.org for tickets.At only A?10 or A?15 for adults and A?5 for concessions (U18s, students and OAPs), it's a great way to start your Christmas holidays and let's hope for a repeat of the last time the Burghers headed west, when the Warriors emerged 46-6 victors.Narbonne: Nadau, Bouquie, Mazars, Noutary, Lartigue, Rosalen, Balue, A. Martinez, Rofes, Ducalcon, Michaux, Eksteen, Bisaro, Beaux, Haare.Replacements: Langlade, Hooper, Pariel, Blache, Seron, Van Rensburg, Regy. Glasgow: Lamont, O'Hare, Henderson, Barrow, Evans, Parks, Beveridge, Va'a, Lawson, Low, Newman, Kellock, Wilson, Barclay, Petrie.Replacements: Thomson, Tckachuk, Turner, Eddie, Swindall, Gregor, Marsden.