Glasgow 3-13 Saracens, Scotstoun Stadium
Glasgow Warriors were left fuming with a number of referee decisions as Saracens scrapped past to a 3-13 victory in their European Champions Cup opener at Scotstoun Stadium on Sunday.
The Scottish side applied early pressure in the game winning a scrum penalty that they kicked into the corner before they were awarded another shot at the goal following an infringement from the Sarries. However, Adam Hastings failed to capitalise as the ball went wide of the post.
The visitors responded back in the 13th minute when a combination of Owen Farrell, Brad Barritt and then Jamie George offloaded to Michael Rhodes, who went over the line and the fly-half kicked a conversion and a penalty goal to take the scoreline to 0-10.
Hastings managed to get Glasgow Warriors off the mark with a 23rd minute penalty. The home side's defence held them in good stead as they limited another attack from Saracens to just a penalty from Farrell before the half time as the teams headed into the break with a 3-13 scoreline that remained the points for the remainder of the game as the teams failed to score a point in the second half.
Glasgow also felt the heat as a number of decisions went against them including DTH van der Merwe and Lee Jones having tries ruled out. The Sarries' victory came at a cost for them as Mako and Billy Vunipola, Maro Itoje and Jamie George all suffered injuries during the game.