Glasgow enter European quarter-final for first time after trouncing Leicester 0-43

Glasgow's Mark Bennett dives in for a try at Leicester
Glasgow's Mark Bennett dives in for a try at Leicester
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Leicester Tigers 0-43 Glasgow, Welford Road
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Glasgow Warriors are set to make their first appearance in a knock-out game of European Champions Cup after they blanked Leicester Warriors by 0-43 at Welford Road on Saturday.

Wing Tommy Seymour scored the opening try in the fifth minute following which Scotland international Finn Russell had a conversion and a penalty to take the lead to 10 points.

Leicester Tigers were hampered further when Mathew Tait was sin-binned, resulting in a penalty try for Gregor Townsend's men. Centre Mark Bennett (29') and lock Jonny Gray (35') scored two more tries in a span of six minutes to make it 31-0 at half-time.

Flanker Ryan Wilson (47') and lock Tim Swinson (60') further compounded Leicester Tigers problems with two more tries in the second half as they went into the quarter-final with a 43-point triumph.

This was also Leicester Tigers' worst defeat in an European competition, surpassing 0-38 loss they suffered to Munster earlier this season.

Leicester head coach Aaron Mauger described the defeat as "embarrassing".

"We just weren't good enough. There's nothing we can take out of the game as a real positive.

"It was clearly embarrassing for all involved and it's not a situation I've found myself in through my career, I've always been part of successful sides.

"It's not through a lack of effort or a lack of wanting to be better, but a lack of execution and collectively we need to be better."

 

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