Glasgow run riot against Scarlets

Llanelli Scarlets 30 Glasgow 57

Llanelli Scarlets 30 Glasgow 57

Brothers Rory and Sean Lamont ran riot as Glasgow humiliated the Scarlets in the Celtic League at Stradey Park.

The West Wales region conceded seven tries in heaviest ever defeat in the competition.

A rare red-letter day for Scottish rugby saw Glasgow pass the 50-point mark in the competition for the first time.

The Scarlets rallied late on to claim a bonus point through tries from Barry Davies and Aisea Havili, but it was a poor consolation from a game in which last season’s Celtic League champions were never at the races.

The outstanding Rory Lamont claimed a try treble, while Sean Lamont went over twice, exploiting the home team’s tissue-paper defence.

A fast and loose first half saw the teams share six tries as players on both sides threw caution to the wind.

Steve Swindall started the ball rolling for Glasgow with a short-range score after nine minutes and brothers Rory and Sean Lamont followed him over the line.

Sean Lamont’s score saw him outpace Tal Selley over 95 metres after an interception when the Glasgow defence had looked stretched.

Despite playing into a strong wing, the Scarlets enjoyed a healthy share of possession and territory and were able to put together a number of impressive attacks.

Havili profited from excellent work from Chris Wyatt to cross, before Selley sprinted over and lock Vernon Cooper forced his way over on the stroke of half-time.

But the Scarlets were awful after the break and were punished by the visitors.

Their poor effort was summed up when Gareth Bowen’s attempted kick to touch from a penalty was caught by Sam Pinder, who raced 90 metres and eventually scored underneath the posts.

Glasgow completed a comprehensive victory which humiliated their Scarlets in front of their own crowd.

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox