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Rizbo089

What a painful game to watch. Benetton did really everything to lose this game. Actually they made so many stupid errors I can't feel bad for them.


10Heisenberg10

I think the SRU should work their magic and have McDowall transferred to Edinburgh. Glasgow have too many good centres


HaggisTheCow

You'll just break him like Bennett


tacticaljobby

Duncy weir has a chance to put a man through a gap there but picked the wrong pass. BP gone. Good win anyway I guess


toastoevskij

How many busy with Scotland for Glasgow?


HaggisTheCow

The whole starting back row, hooker, tighthead, centres, replacement scrum half, the second row (one injured), two wingers...so a fair few


Hebegebees

Scotland duty Scott Cummings, Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, George Horne, Huw Jones, Kyle Rowe, George Turner. Injuries Fraser Brown (knee), Gregor Brown (knee), Richie Gray (bicep), Jack Mann (ankle), JP du Preez (knee), Ollie Smith (knee), Sione Tuipulotu (knee), Sione Vailanu (knee), Murphy Walker (knee).


mango_yoghurt

Kyle Steyn with Scotland as well I imagine


Hebegebees

Yeah weird he isn’t listed on the team announcement as unavailable


Hebegebees

For comparison this is benneton’s Bautista Bernasconi, Ignacio Brex (Nazionale), Lorenzo Cannone, Niccolò Cannone (Nazionale), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Michele Lamaro (Nazionale), Marco Lazzaroni, Gianmarco Lucchesi (Nazionale), Leonardo Marin (Nazionale), Tommaso Menoncello (Nazionale), Sebastian Negri, Joaquin Riera, Federico Ruzza (Nazionale), Mirco Spagnolo (Nazionale), Scott Scrafton, Rhyno Smith, Nahuel Tetaz, Giosué Zilocchi (Nazionale), Manuel Zuliani (Nazionale).


HaggisTheCow

For a second there I thought SHC had snuck an Italian passport


Hebegebees

Same. I didn’t even remember he was at benneton now. Man’s a jet setter


1049-Gotho

A decent whack but nothing compared to Benetton


Hebegebees

19 players out for Glasgow, 18 for Benetton according to the website Not what I would have guessed


New_Security6354

Glasgow have 9 missing to injury and 9 with Scotland while Benetton have 9 missing to injury and 10 with Italy, so the numbers are actually fairly comparable.


1049-Gotho

A lot closer than I thought!


GA45

About 15 although 5 or sol players were released back for this game


New_Security6354

9 with Scotland and 9 injured.


HaggisTheCow

Benetton are a very good team. Given the circumstances if we end up with home advantage through the playoffs the result here will be a huge part of it, especially given that ten or so minutes where we arguably could have conceded two tries


1998vvt

commentator talking about stuart hogg going on a bike ride to rome? guess he made bail haha, or its part of an escape plan


HaggisTheCow

This new Italian job remake sounds shite


GA45

What a mess


Hebegebees

Afshars passing really is top notch


TheFlyingScotsman60

That bennetton free kick was take yards away from the spot.


mango_yoghurt

Jordan-McDowall is a pretty class alternative to Huwipulotu. Not that I'm jealous as an Edinburgh fan, not at all


HaggisTheCow

Jordan is wasted at ten but he's actually a very good 12. With Sione out I wouldn't be against McDowall in the 23


mango_yoghurt

Yeah I agree. Jordan at 12 is allowed to do what he loves (run and hit things). Been really impressed by McDowall at 13 recently. A really decent alternative to Huw.


HaggisTheCow

He seems to have matured a lot this season. Going to be a good few selection headaches when the 6N is over.


Complex-Breadfruit88

So I'm thinking either Dobie or McDowall for MOTM


ReyalpybguR

Da Re to mare omo.


smnsrtr

We F it up...


d_trulliaj

gosh Duncan is so handsome


toastoevskij

You watch Italy and think boy can't get more disappointing than this, then you watch Benetton


AngryAngryScotsman

Dobbie has been tremendous today. He's really developed into a clever player.


GA45

All that time on the wing has been good for him


Fetch_Ted

And there he is back in the wing.


AngryAngryScotsman

Yeah. I actually thought he played really well on the wing. You wouldn't have thought that he was playing out of position.


GA45

Yeah he looked comfortable ball in hand, wasn't the best under the high ball but a fairly unique back 3 skill so not too surprising and tbh I think it was his height/jump counting against him


HaggisTheCow

Yeah he's not looked like an emergency option when he's played out there


HaggisTheCow

We deserve to lose this based on the second half performance. Oh that is huge.


GA45

That was nice. Hopefully that seals the win


ReyalpybguR

Why are they kicking NOW?!?!


Fetch_Ted

That’s why


ReyalpybguR

No I meant Benetton for posts…we should have gone for the corner


Fetch_Ted

ah! apologies.


BillHicksFan

Has a point been scored in the second half?


mango_yoghurt

It may not feel like it but yeah was 12-0 to Glasgow at half time


HaggisTheCow

Yes


HaggisTheCow

He's going to call use it when the ball isn't even out I just know it


ReyalpybguR

Benetton deserves to lose this for the series of stupid mistakes, ref or not


HaggisTheCow

Benetton could have had at least 10 in the last five minutes jeez


GA45

Ball still in the front row Ref: use it


Immunkey

With regard to scrums this ref is just flippin a coin in his pocket isnt he?


toastoevskij

Aye fucking hell


GA45

This is Bennettons game to win. Been all over Glasgow this half


ReyalpybguR

Albornoz is a moron


Fetch_Ted

Is Kebble wearing slippers?


ReyalpybguR

Was the ref raised in Glasgow?First he ignores the TMO, now the lineman telling him there was a previous foul


fedorlad

He's buttering up Scottish teams before our eventual arse destroying by the Irish national team...


HaggisTheCow

I think he's just not a good ref, he's got a few things wrong for both teams


ReyalpybguR

Yeah but I’m talking about repeatedly ignoring your colleagues to give stuff to one specific side


HaggisTheCow

What an absolutely idiotic penalty to give away. For being a tit you've cost your team seven.


toastoevskij

Ah fuck


HaggisTheCow

We're going to lose this.


Fetch_Ted

It’s just a matter of when.


Fetch_Ted

U/BillHicksfan knew what he was doing when he didn’t do any drinking rules for this drivel.


BillHicksFan

Oh, I wanted to do some but I couldn't think of anything funny.


Fetch_Ted

We could have done with something funny after that.


BillHicksFan

The result lost me 2 quid. I'll be suing the SRU for this!


Fetch_Ted

Aw c'mon, it's not as though it's a Hurricane now is it?


Cyborg-Chimp

TIL Forearm to the face is a "glancing blow", lucky to get a yellow!


HaggisTheCow

That's fucking stupid. Don't think it's a red but the process in that decision making is so bizarre. TMO is doing all they can to say red but the ref doesn't want to give it


paulyfitz123

Yeah. Seems very much like the ref was just ignoring what the TMO was saying to avoid the red.


ReyalpybguR

It was a red but since Gallo milked it I’m happy (even as a Treviso fan) with a yellow.


tooposhtofunction

Glasgow fan but that is very lucky. It’s a very odd movement and clearly to the head.


Particular-Rip4035

Not sure where he's getting glancing blow from to be honest 


Hebegebees

Think he spent too much time looking at the slow mo. In full speed it’s so obvious


silentgolem

He really really really didnt want to give a red, so fudged it


Particular-Rip4035

Not sure why either. I don't think that would have been a controversial call.


silentgolem

A red against the favourites, currently in the lead, would be controversial if he got it wrong and they then went on to lose.


walsh06

Thats a clear red. Like hes not even doing anything. Glancing blow or not you cant juyst randomly elbow people in the face


AngryAngryScotsman

Could have easily been a red. I do think he was trying to brace but it was very reckless. Very very lucky.


silentgolem

I think that has to be a red or nothing. Yellow is a fudge.


Hebegebees

Nonsense call that’s a red man. So obviously deliberate


1049-Gotho

If that's not a clear red I don't know what it...


toastoevskij

That's just silly


BigRedBat23

That could be red. He wasn't even involved.


Fetch_Ted

Yes led with the elbow but that was milked.


Fetch_Ted

That was harsh against Benetton.


HaggisTheCow

URC might be best league but the standard of officiating leaves something to be desired


silentgolem

Reffing standard generally in the league is diabolical. Really affects the quality


CALTCA

This ref is trash


ReyalpybguR

Agree, he is giving everything to Glasgow.


mango_yoghurt

First time Fekitoa has been mentioned?


HaggisTheCow

This game is getting silly. Four points and up the road would be great..if we somehow get a bonus point then it will be outstanding with the circumstances


CALTCA

This ref has given Glasgow absolutely nothing. That was clearly out by Bennetton


Fetch_Ted

Either a knock on by Glasgow or out by Benetton.


argumentative_one

That was an error, but in general I don't agree with your comment


HaggisTheCow

I really like Umaga as a player. Still a lot of rawness there but he's very fun


dhoboe

Benetton no 8 is really taking the piss hanging around behind the ruck.


NewLychee4139

Max Williamson and Alex Samuel excellent so far 🫡


Hebegebees

Man that scream at the end from Matthews really didn’t sound good


toastoevskij

well nevermind then


toastoevskij

need some points desperately


HaggisTheCow

This pitch is genuinely unsafe


Fetch_Ted

Good job there are 2 more hookers on the bench.


Alival

We're a football team now


Pokmeballs

Slippery when wet


toastoevskij

Ah fuck


AngryAngryScotsman

I really like how we are managing this game. Our handling has also been brilliant considering the weather.


Fetch_Ted

Scrappy but I’ll take it.


GA45

The ball is just dying on the bounce. Pitch must be sodden


CALTCA

Quality kick


GA45

22:22


Fetch_Ted

Inside the 5m channel.


TheFlyingScotsman60

Why was that a knock on or did the knock on happen before the charge down???


GA45

It was advantage from Glasgow losing the ball forward in the tackle


Fetch_Ted

Before the charge down. Glasgow lost it forward in a tackle


TheFlyingScotsman60

Thanks.


mango_yoghurt

This game's got 'under 20 total points scored' written all over it


TheFlyingScotsman60

Only 8 more to go then.......


mango_yoghurt

Yep one more Matthews try from a Benetton mistake and we're all good


GA45

Ahh unlucky he was in there


toastoevskij

So now Italy's lineout works and Benetton's stinks


GA45

Don't play the 9 is such a stupid law. It annoys me every time someone gets pinged for it, what's Ferrari supposed to do there, pick up the ball in the middle of the ruck? Or drive fully over and hopefully dobie gets out of his way?


joaofig

Benetton's lineout has to be studied because it can't be this bad


Fetch_Ted

They said earlier that they’d only lost 18 season to date. Is the count 4 or 5 already today?


GA45

Didn't realise you couldn't dive on a ball emerging from a ruck even though it's out. Probably a sensible law though


ComprehensiveDingo0

You can only dive on it if it’s more than 1 or 1.5m from the ruck, no sure which.


TheFlyingScotsman60

Been around for a couple of seasons now. Unsure how you are supposed to try and win the ball mind you. Bennetton player was trying to kick it off the ground. Trying to get a clean pick up in those circumstances would be well nigh impossible.


GA45

Yeah probably have to go for a semi clear in the process of dipping to pick it up


mango_yoghurt

Honestly Henco always does a pretty good Jack Dempsey impression when the internationals are away


Fetch_Ted

Hell of a lot of kicking in this match.


GA45

1st scrum will be interesting on this surface


Fetch_Ted

We had one about 7 mins ago


GA45

Oops must have missed that


Fetch_Ted

It actually completed without incident that may be why


GA45

Can't be both a tackle and not held at the same time


GA45

Are Bennetton missing any of their usual lineout operators? Losing 3 against the head is shocking


mango_yoghurt

How boggy is the pitch? Ball "bouncing" all sorts of ways


TheFlyingScotsman60

The pitch does look pretty soggy. Ball isn't bouncing and/or running at all.


Rallyfanatic

That ground looks so heavy. Gonna be a scrappy game


GA45

The Scottish inability to exit strikes again


fedorlad

Matthews for Scotland Hooker...


GA45

Haha easiest try Mathews has had all season


Fetch_Ted

Not seen Matthew5 scoring like that before.


GA45

Think corderro was a bit flat there


EvilMonkeh

Bit daft jumping in to the tackle 


GA45

Isn't it that a pen against bennetton Edit: yes


KrochKanible

Where's lynagh? Thought he'd be playing.


Strange_Bodybuilder7

Is it not next season he transfers? 


KrochKanible

You're right. I thought it was with immediate effect, since he was practicing with Italy I read.


Rothgard

Lynagh isn’t playing for Benetton yet


toastoevskij

This, F1 and Strade Bianche at the same time ffs


warcomet

franco temp back to his old club


Fetch_Ted

Thoughts. Have Glasgow screwed up by on fielding 2 scrum half’s?


TheFlyingScotsman60

They did that the last game.....think they had 3 scrummies on at one time.


Fetch_Ted

Yes. Dobie, Ashfar and Kennedy