1XV - Match centre

Glasgow Hawks
Gala
T Spinks , G Stewart, H Schulte, G Stewart, G Strain, C Fenton, G Strain, R Miller
Full time
R Combe, G Lott, G Speirs, S Tofilau, R Louw
H Schulte, H Schulte, H Schulte, H Schulte, H Schulte
G Mein (2)
H Schulte
Sat 4 Mar 15:00 - BT National Cup 16-17

BT Cup Loss

Gala score five tries on the road, but still lose

After a delayed kick-off due to the Gala bus breaking down on the way through to Glasgow, it was all Hawks for the first 10 minutes, but with no scoring until Gala managed to break up the wing and into the Hawks 22 following a good break from Lott supported by Speirs and well finished by Combe. Mein converted for 0-7 after 11 minutes.
Hawks then started to make pressure pay over the next quarter hour with first a Schulte penalty, followed by a Schulte conversion to a Spinks try after a series of 5m scrums and penalties. Next up Stewart after penalty, lineout and maul. Schulte converted 17-7.
Reynolds on for Skeet
Half hour in and a mix up by Hawks in their in-goal area following a Gala kick ahead lets Lott touch down unconverted for 17-12
From the re-start Gala knock-on in their 22, and playing advantage, Hawks waltz through for an unconverted try by Schulte 22-12
Tine for one more try before half time, with Stewart getting his second after a Gala mistake at a defensive 5m lineout. Schulte’s conversion for 29-12 and Half Time.

Second Half belonged predominantly to the Hawks.
Three minutes in and Hawks tighthead Strain gets his first try, converted by Schulte, quickly followed by replacement hooker Fenton, unconverted. 45 played and 41-12
52 minutes and Skeet back on for Reynolds
Gala still trying though and Spiers crosses for an unconverted try 41-17
55 minutes and Fairburn, Robertson and Emond on for Lott, Combe and Hendry
Hawks Peter Steele shown Yellow on 57 minutes, but to little advantage for the Maroons
59 minutes and Spiers off injured to be replaced by Hendry
65 minutes for second to Strain, converted Schulte 48-17
67 minutes and Hunter and Adams replaced by Irvine and Watson, quickly followed by try from Tofilau and conversion Mein 48-24
Sean Johnstone replaced by Ritchie Tod, then Chris Keen off injured with Reynolds back on to cover.
Game really opening up and Louw breaks through on half way and races all the way for a lung-busting try, unconverted. 48-29
Last word to Hawks however with the final unconverted try to Miller, and this seasons Cup run ends for Gala at Old Anniesland

Full Time 53-29

Teams
Gala (1 to 22)
Chris Keen, Dean Brooker, Terry Skeet, Sean Johnstone; Rob Louw, Gary Adams, Fraser Hunter, Stevie Cairns, George Lott, Gregor Mein, Dwayne Burrows, Paul Hendry, Sasa Tofilau, Ross Combe, Graham Speirs ©, Curtis Reynolds, Ritchie Tod, John Watson, Robbie Irvine, Simon Fairburn, Alan Emond, Craig Robertson

Glasgow Hawks (1 to 22)
Stephen Findlay, Grant Stewart, Gary Strain, Greg Peterson, Andrew Kirkland, Stephen Leckey, Matt Smith, Tommy Spinks ©, Adam Lowry, Hagan Schulte, Kerr Gossman, Davie Milne, Paddy Kelly, Brendan McGroarty, Jack Steele, Cammy Fenton, Chris Barnes, Tijuee Uainivi, Ross Miller, Robbie Houliston, Scott Rodgers, Peter Steele

Referee: Finlay Brown
ARs: John Shaw, Brian McGuff

Attendance: nk

Scorers
Gala
Penalty:
Try: Combe, Lott, Speirs, Tofilau, Louw
Conversion: Mein (2)

Glasgow Hawks
Penalty: Schulte
Try: Spinks, Stewart (2), Schulte, Strain (2), Fenton, Miller
Conversion: Schulte (5)

Yellow Cards
Gala: nil
Glasgow Hawks: P Steele

Alternate view
http://www.scotsman.com/sport/rugby-union/club-rugby/hawks-53-29-gala-forwards-march-glasgow-on-1-4383413
DAVID BARNES
The fact that seven of eight tries scored by Glasgow Hawks in this comfortable but not completely convincing victory came from the forwards (with five scored by front-rowers and the other two through No.8 pick-ups) tells the story of this match.
A disappointing season for Gala ended on a flat note, but they deserve credit for showing plenty of fighting spirit – especially when scoring three tries in the second half, long after the game was lost. The last of these touchdowns was a peach of a solo effort by second-row Rob Louw, who romped home from 40 yards, showing replacement wing Pete Steele a devilish dummy on the way.
Hawks were in command from the start, but conceded the first score when Gala scrum-half George Lott and full-back Graham Spiers worked the blindside to send Ross Combe over.
A Hagen Schulte penalty followed by tries by Tommy Spink and Grant Stewart put the hosts in the driving seat, but they then conceded a really soft score when Brendan McGroarty was caught napping as he shepherded a bouncing ball over his own try-line and Lott pounced for the score.
Gala returned that favour with interest added by first gifting Schulte an interception try, and then over-throwing a line-out for Stewart to scamper over for his second just before half-time.
Tighthead prop Gary Strain rumbled over twice in the second half, replacement hooker Cammy Fenton 
got one and Ross Miller finished off the scoring for the hosts.
In between all that, Spiers and Edinburgh pro Sasa Tofilau showed their eye for a gap when crossing for Gala, and Louw’s long-range effort was almost certainly the moment of the match.

Key moments

10:00
Try Ross Combe scores for Gala
11:00
Conversion Gregor Mein kicks a conversion for Gala
14:00
Penalty Hagan Schulte kicks a penalty for Glasgow Hawks
19:00
Try Tommy Spinks scores for Glasgow Hawks
20:00
Conversion Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
26:00
Try Grant Stewart scores for Glasgow Hawks
27:00
Conversion Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
29:00
Try George Lott scores for Gala
31:00
Try Hagan Schulte scores for Glasgow Hawks
37:00
Try Grant Stewart scores for Glasgow Hawks
38:00
Conversion Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
43:00
Try Gary Strain scores for Glasgow Hawks
44:00
Conversion Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
45:00
Try Cammy Fenton scores for Glasgow Hawks
55:00
Try Graham Speirs scores for Gala
65:00
Try Gary Strain scores for Glasgow Hawks
66:00
Conversion Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
69:00
Try Sasa Tofilau scores for Gala
70:00
Conversion Gregor Mein kicks a conversion for Gala
78:00
Try Robert Louw scores for Gala
80:00 +4:00
Try Ross Miller scores for Glasgow Hawks

Highlights

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80:00 +5:00 Missed Conversion
Hagan Schulte misses a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
80:00 +4:00 Try 53 - 29
Ross Miller scores for Glasgow Hawks
80:00 Sub On
Ross Combe is substituted on for Gala
80:00 Sub Off
Craig Robertson is substituted off for Gala
79:00 Missed Conversion
Gregor Mein misses a conversion for Gala
78:00 Try 48 - 29
Robert Louw scores for Gala
73:00 Sub On
Curtis Reynolds is substituted on for Gala
73:00 Sub Off
Chris Keen is substituted off for Gala
70:00 Sub Off
Sean Johnstone is substituted off for Gala
70:00 Sub On
Richard Tod is substituted on for Gala
70:00 Conversion 48 - 24
Gregor Mein kicks a conversion for Gala
69:00 Try 48 - 22
Sasa Tofilau scores for Gala
67:00 Sub Off
Fraser Hunter is substituted off for Gala
67:00 Sub Off
Gary Adams is substituted off for Gala
67:00 Sub On
Robbie Irvine is substituted on for Gala
67:00 Sub On
John Watson is substituted on for Gala
66:00 Conversion 48 - 17
Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
65:00 Try 46 - 17
Gary Strain scores for Glasgow Hawks
59:00 Sub On
Paul William Hendry is substituted on for Gala
59:00 Sub Off
Graham Speirs is substituted off for Gala
57:00 Yellow Card
Peter Steele is yellow carded for Glasgow Hawks
56:00 Missed Conversion
Gregor Mein misses a conversion for Gala
56:00 Sub On
Simon Fairburn is substituted on for Gala
56:00 Sub On
Craig Robertson is substituted on for Gala
56:00 Sub On
Alan Emond is substituted on for Gala
56:00 Sub Off
Ross Combe is substituted off for Gala
56:00 Sub Off
George Lott is substituted off for Gala
56:00 Sub Off
Paul William Hendry is substituted off for Gala
55:00 Try 41 - 17
Graham Speirs scores for Gala
52:00 Sub Off
Curtis Reynolds is substituted off for Gala
52:00 Sub On
Terry Skeet is substituted on for Gala
46:00 Missed Conversion
Hagan Schulte misses a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
45:00 Try 41 - 12
Cammy Fenton scores for Glasgow Hawks
44:00 Conversion 36 - 12
Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
43:00 Try 34 - 12
Gary Strain scores for Glasgow Hawks
End of period 1
38:00 Conversion 29 - 12
Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
37:00 Try 27 - 12
Grant Stewart scores for Glasgow Hawks
32:00 Missed Conversion
Hagan Schulte misses a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
31:00 Try 22 - 12
Hagan Schulte scores for Glasgow Hawks
30:00 Missed Conversion
Gregor Mein misses a conversion for Gala
29:00 Try 17 - 12
George Lott scores for Gala
27:00 Sub On
Curtis Reynolds is substituted on for Gala
27:00 Sub Off
Terry Skeet is substituted off for Gala
27:00 Conversion 17 - 7
Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
26:00 Try 15 - 7
Grant Stewart scores for Glasgow Hawks
20:00 Conversion 10 - 7
Hagan Schulte kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
19:00 Try 8 - 7
Tommy Spinks scores for Glasgow Hawks
14:00 Penalty 3 - 7
Hagan Schulte kicks a penalty for Glasgow Hawks
11:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Gregor Mein kicks a conversion for Gala
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Ross Combe scores for Gala
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As it happened

  • Glasgow Hawks
  • Gala
  • 0
  • Ross Combe Try 10:00'
  • Gregor Mein Conversion 11:00'
  • Hagan Schulte Penalty 14:00'
  • Tommy Spinks Try 19:00'
  • Hagan Schulte Conversion 20:00'
  • Grant Stewart Try 26:00'
  • Curtis Reynolds Sub On 27:00'
  • Terry Skeet Sub Off 27:00'
  • Hagan Schulte Conversion 27:00'
  • George Lott Try 29:00'
  • Hagan Schulte Try 31:00'
  • Grant Stewart Try 37:00'
  • Hagan Schulte Conversion 38:00'
  • Gary Strain Try 43:00'
  • Hagan Schulte Conversion 44:00'
  • Cammy Fenton Try 45:00'
  • Curtis Reynolds Sub Off 52:00'
  • Terry Skeet Sub On 52:00'
  • Graham Speirs Try 55:00'
  • Alan Emond Sub On 56:00'
  • Ross Combe Sub Off 56:00'
  • George Lott Sub Off 56:00'
  • Paul William Hendry Sub Off 56:00'
  • Craig Robertson Sub On 56:00'
  • Simon Fairburn Sub On 56:00'
  • Peter Steele Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Graham Speirs Sub Off 59:00'
  • Paul William Hendry Sub On 59:00'
  • Gary Strain Try 65:00'
  • Hagan Schulte Conversion 66:00'
  • Fraser Hunter Sub Off 67:00'
  • Gary Adams Sub Off 67:00'
  • Robbie Irvine Sub On 67:00'
  • John Watson Sub On 67:00'
  • Sasa Tofilau Try 69:00'
  • Sean Johnstone Sub Off 70:00'
  • Richard Tod Sub On 70:00'
  • Gregor Mein Conversion 70:00'
  • Curtis Reynolds Sub On 73:00'
  • Chris Keen Sub Off 73:00'
  • Robert Louw Try 78:00'
  • Craig Robertson Sub Off 80:00'
  • Ross Combe Sub On 80:00'
  • Ross Miller Try 80:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Speirs, Graham Speirs, Graham
Combe, Ross Combe, Ross
Tofilau, Sasa Tofilau, Sasa
Hendry, Paul William Hendry, Paul William
Burrows, Dwayne Burrows, Dwayne
Mein, Gregor Mein, Gregor
Lott, George Lott, George
Cairns, Stephen Cairns, Stephen
Hunter, Fraser Hunter, Fraser
Adams, Gary Adams, Gary
Louw, Robert Louw, Robert
Johnstone, Sean Johnstone, Sean
Skeet, Terry Skeet, Terry
Brooker, Dean Brooker, Dean
Keen, Chris Keen, Chris
Glasgow Hawks
  • 1. Stephen Findlay
  • 2. Grant Stewart
  • 3. Gary Strain
  • 4. Greg Peterson
  • 5. Andrew Kirkland
  • 6. Stephen Leckey
  • 7. Matt Smith
  • 8. Tommy Spinks
  • 9. Adam Lowry
  • 10. Hagan Schulte
  • 11. Kerr Gossman
  • 12. Davie Milne
  • 13. Paddy Kelly
  • 14. Brendan McGroarty
  • 15. Jack Steele
  • 16. Cammy Fenton
  • 17. Chris Barnes
  • 18. Tijuee Uainivi
  • 19. Ross Miller
  • 20. Robbie Houliston
  • 21. Scott Rodgers
  • 22. Peter Steele

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