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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Glasgow's Peter Horne scores incredible winning try vs Northampton Saints

Glasgow Warriors snatched their first Heineken Cup win of the season on Saturday as they knocked Northampton Saints out with a sensational last gasp try from replacement back Peter Horne, who sprinted half the length of the pitch at Scotstoun.

Saints needed a bonus-point victory to stand a chance of qualifying for the last eight, and when Ben Foden scored to tie things up at 20-20 with ten minutes left in the game, it looked possible.

A penalty with two minutes to play then allowed them to kick for the corner and drive things up in search of the fourth try, but indiscipline from prop Alex Waller resulted in a yellow card for punching, and a chance for Glasgow to clear up field.

What followed was a truly memorable try on full time, rich reward for the the loyal 4293 fans that braved the icy conditions. "To get a finish like that was great." said head coach Gregor Townsend.

"It's a reminder of where we should be, winning games in the Heineken Cup. We have been competitive, but we're here to win and that will be a good boost to us in the knowledge that if we play well, we'll get the win.

"If there is any player that deserves a try like that it is Peter Horne. He puts in the most work of any player to improve himself. He is really committed. He gets back on his feet and makes tackle after tackle. Not just the finish, which was outstanding, but his pass and support work."

The Warriors had only pride at stake, but that was enough as they pulled the win out the bag right at the death, with Horne being swamped by team mates after scoring one of the tries of the season.

"I've never been kissed by so many boys," he said post match.

View the Alex Waller punch and yellow card that occurred just minutes before this try.

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Alex Waller yellow carded for punch vs Glasgow Warriors

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stroudos January 20, 2013 6:09 pm

Wonderful stuff. Didn't look on at all with 4-5 defenders around him. Admittedly he had fresher legs, but still some brilliant evasive running.

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WelshOsprey January 20, 2013 7:10 pm

Commentator blew his load big style

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IanBru January 20, 2013 7:55 pm

The atmosphere at Scotstoun was immense, and the feeling after Horne scored was pretty unreal!

Hats off to the Saints supporters for being a good laugh in the circumstances.

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FinMac January 20, 2013 8:05 pm

Unbelievable. So proud!!

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Dourauldscot January 20, 2013 8:57 pm

Wonderful to see some good Scottish back play. With a heavily Glasgow-loaded Scotland squad with a lot of fresh faces, I have that tiny glint of optimism for Scotland this year - although I'm sure that will be quickly extinguished. Dare we hope for 1, 2 or maybe even 3 wins? To be honest, I'd settle for avoiding the spoon and not getting humped in any game.

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07015678 January 20, 2013 9:18 pm

Dourauldscot, you never know! Can't see us taking a win in Paris, but there's always that wee chance that someone might just underestimate us and get caught with their trousers down.

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prestywesty January 20, 2013 10:02 pm

Beautiful try. Atmosphere was AMAZING!!! Cant wait to see Glasgow Warriors win The Rabo!!

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Maybuz January 20, 2013 10:09 pm

Don't worry. With Howley at the helm, it will be Wales with the spoon this year!

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Facepalm January 20, 2013 11:12 pm

Awesome try. Reminds me of the ROG drop goal.

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mac76 January 21, 2013 12:09 am

Atmosphere at Scotstoun was truly immense, and the spirit of the Weegie players was similarily awesome!

Likewise, given the chance, I am sure the players will do Scotland proud too!

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brian McPolton January 21, 2013 9:03 am

Fantastic try, rugby can be so wunderful, shitty defense though...

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Si January 21, 2013 10:40 am

Anyone else see the late shoulder charge from Lawes at 00:29? Dirty cheap-shotting wanker.

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DBRowan January 24, 2013 9:40 pm

Ball still in screen as the shoulder of the Saints player makes contact with Warriors scrumhalf. That aside, the other bit of information shows that you just have a problem with hating on Lawes is the little issue that the Saints player isn't even Courtney Lawes. It is Samu Manoa mate. Stop being so over eager on hating on people and get on with your life.

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DanKnapp January 21, 2013 11:26 am

Great to see some good news for a Scottish club. Speaking as an Englishman, I hate to see our cousins north of the border at such a low ebb. The sooner they can get back to playing well, then the more enjoyable it will be to stuff them at Murrayfield.

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DanKnapp January 21, 2013 11:29 am

I am aware that Glasgow are #2 in the Pro12. The tone of my first post suggests I think everything about Scottish rugby is in the poo. Nope. Just the international side.

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Robin January 21, 2013 8:11 pm

@Si I think you're talking about Samu Manoa. Not exactly late or a shoulder charge either though, in my opinion.

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kadova January 21, 2013 10:05 pm

This try is wonderful, adn the commentator was,.... lol !
Would be great to see Scotland win matches again at the 6Nations.

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simo January 21, 2013 10:23 pm

@Si i have to agree with Robin. firstly, it WAS Samu Manoa, not Lawes. And secondly, it was a tackle, not shoulder charge, and it was hardly late. clearly you have such an issue with Lawes that you are seeing what you want to see...

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daluaine January 22, 2013 12:26 am

Nice try - good mix of team and individual play. Poor tackling and by then Saints down to 14. But good to see such a try from a Scottish player. Hope he gets the opportunity to do the same in the 6N. ... and a more competitive Scottish side can only be good for the 6N as a whole.

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Lucius January 24, 2013 10:55 am

Poor Northampton guys... Benetton Treviso also deserves a clip. Two big, first wins in Heineken cup

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Tavish January 24, 2013 9:39 pm

Contender for try of the tournament right there. Great effort by Horne!

Let's hope we see him get a run out in the 6N.

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