A Decade of Resilience...
Friday evening saw a capacity crowd in Scotstoun stadium witness an inspiring performance from the Glasgow Warriors in their home tie with two time Champions Cup winners Leicester. Glasgow ran in a total of five tries, inflicting Leicester’s heaviest points defeat in European competition.
It was a testament to the steely resilience and progression shown by the Warriors under the stewardship of Gregor Townsend. Back in 1997, Leicester Tigers destroyed the Glasgow Warriors in a 90-19 drubbing. Leicester ran in 14 tries in, in a historical game.
Although Glasgow have yet to reach the knockout stages of European competition, the drive shown on Friday through the likes of 20 year old Zander Fagerson and Jonny Gray producing seasoned professional displays, the Warriors look set to continue their inspiring form towards another successful Pro12 and European campaign. The exciting Mark Bennett, fresh from a Silver medal win with the Sevens Team at the Rio Olympic Games, grabbed an intercept try and Pat MacArthur also came on as a late replacement and made a contribution in one of Glasgow’s greatest displays.
To the ice now where Team Muirhead won selection to the European Championships with victory over Team Fleming in Perth. Team Muirhead won 7-5, 9-3 and 9-7 in a best of five format and Skip Eve progresses to her ninth European Curling Championships, a remarkable feat.
The whitewash victory is even more inspiring, given that Team Muirhead is in a transitional phase with a new coach and starting line-up this season. Muirhead has displayed a relentless determination in the preparation of her team to challenge the very best Curling teams in the World.
Eve and her team are relishing the chance to compete on home soil when the European Championships take place in Braehead, Glasgow, starting on the 19th November.