Glasgow Warriors earned a comprehensive 52-24 victory against fellow EPCR Challenge Cup side Cardiff Rugby in their Friday night United Rugby Championship (URC) clash.
Glasgow went behind early in the match through a Josh Adams try for Cardiff, but the Scottish side took advantage of a Cardiff sin bin, scoring three tries while the visitors were down to 14. They added a fourth before half-time and doubled their try tally with four in the second 40 minutes.
Fraser Brown (2), Cole Forbes, Matt Fagerson, George Horne, Zander Fagerson, Tom Gordon and Stafford McDowell all crossed for Glasgow, while Cardiff crossed three times, with Adams’ opening try joined by scores from Kristian Dacey and Liam Belcher.
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Premiership Rugby also featured a Friday night all-EPCR Challenge Cup clash, with hosts Bath Rugby narrowly losing to Wasps 39-31.
Two tries from Josh Bassett and one each for Jack Willis and Will Porter meant Wasps secured a bonus point victory, but they needed Jacob Umaga’s five penalties to hold out a late Bath surge, who scored through Matt Gallagher, Tom Dunn (2) and Jonathan Joseph.
Pool A side Zebre Parma were denied a comeback victory against the Cell C Sharks, with TMO overturning what would have been a winning sixth try for the Italian side four minutes from time, condemning them to a 42-37 loss.
Fellow Italians Benetton Rugby also suffered defeat. Leinster cruised to a 42-10 victory over the Pool B team, Manfredi Albanese the only scorer for the visitors.