Glasgow Hawks v Hawick
After last week’s high with a bonus point win at home over Boroughmuir, the Greens were brought crashing back down to earth with a 78 13 thumping to Glasgow Hawks at Old Anniesland in this BT Premiership encounter.
The home team’s physicality and a team including a sprinkling of BT Academy players and two Glasgow Warriors players – 105 cap Sean Lamont at full back and winger Junior Bulumaku – had far too much skill and experience for Hawick, who are still short of a few players currently injured.
Hawick started brightly enough but Hawks had too much firepower in their backs and led 32 6 at half time. Greens skipper Bruce McNeil was harshly yellow carded in the first half. Full back Neil Renwick landed two penalty goals for Hawick in the first half.
The floodgates well and truly opened in the second period and Hawks showed the potential to lift the title this season with a 14 tries scored in all. Bruce McNeil did score a try for the Greens converted by Neil Renwick.
Greens coaches, Nikki Walker and Scott MacLeod, have a busy week ahead with key fixtures coming up against Currie at home and Gala away. There was also a number of bumps and bruises to be dealt with from Saturday’s game which will keep the medical team busy this week.