Glasgow stay in contention
CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Glasgow Warriors’ hopes are still alive after a 21-10 win over Lyon at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday.
The home side started very well, when Adam Hastings won a high ball before breaking two tackles and bursting into the Lyon 22 before being tackled.
The ball reached Stuart Hogg, who played a lovely grubber kick behind the Lyon line and it was Nikola Matawalu who jumped on the ball and bagged the first try of the match.
Minutes later, Glasgow won a penalty in kicking range and Hastings made no mistake to put the home side 8-0 up.
Hastings popped over another penalty, before Glasgow rounded off a stunning move with Stuart Hogg finding Matawalu again in the corner for a simple score, his second of the match. This time, Hastings slotted over the conversion.
Jean-Marc Doussain kicked over a late penalty after a Lyon injury, but the away side was not distracted as they started the second period much the better side.
That start was rewarded when Pierre-Louis Barassi dived over the tryline and Doussain somehow converted from a very tough angle in awful conditions.
The only other points came from the boot of Hastings from another penalty, as Glasgow saw out the match with ease.
Lyon finished the match with 14 men as Etienne Oosthuizen was sent off for foul play.
Glasgow host Cardiff Blues in Round Five, while Lyon will take on Saracens.
For Glasgow Warriors:
Tries: Matawalu 2
Pens: Hastings 3
Yellow card: Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warrior, 35)
Red card: Etienne Oosthuizen (Lyon, 69)
Glasgow: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Stafford McDowell, 11 Niko Matawalu, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 Ali Price, 8 Matt Fagerson, 7 Callum Gibbins (captain), 6 Ryan Wilson, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Siua Halanukonuka, 2 George Turner, 1 Oli Kebble.
Replacements: 16 Grant Stewart, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Petrus du Plessis, 19 Rob Harley, 20 Chris Fusaro, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Robbie Nairn.
Lyon: 15 Jean-Marcellin Buttin, 14 Xavier Mignot, 13 Pierre-Louis Barassi, 12 Thibaut Regard, 11 Alexis Palisson, 10 Jean-Marc Doussain, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Deon Fourie, 7 Patrick Sobela (captain), 6 Loann Goujon, 5 Hendrik Roodt, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Hamza Kaabèche, 2 Virgile Lacombe, 1 Raphael Chaume.
Replacements: 16 Jeremie Maurouard, 17 Albertus Buckle, 18 Kévin Yaméogo, 19 Francois van der Merwe, 20 Carl Fearns, 21 Rudi Wulf, 22 Adrien Seguret, 23 Quentin Delord.
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Gwyn Morris (Wales), Aled Evans (Wales)
TMO: Geoff Warren (England)