12 Facts About Glasgow Warriors


Glasgow Warriors are a professional rugby union sides from Scotland.

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Glasgow Warriors are a continuation of the amateur Glasgow District side founded in 1872.

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Glasgow Warriors Rugby was created in 1996 to compete in the Heineken Cup, because the Scottish Rugby Union did not think that Scottish club sides would be able to compete against the best teams from France and England.

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Glasgow Warriors won the title, but at a cost; they had beaten Edinburgh four times that season and Edinburgh's only win was the 5th match, a dead rubber at the end of the Tri-Series.

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Celtic League began in truncated fashion in the autumn of 2001 with the addition of the four Irish provincial teams in two pools; Glasgow Warriors reached the semi-finals of the inaugural competition, but struggled thereafter.

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Pro14's inaugural season, Glasgow Warriors were placed in a conference with the Ospreys, Blues, Munster, Connacht, Zebre and Cheetahs.

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The Glasgow Warriors won top place in Conference A and secured a home semi-final.

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Worse for the Glasgow Warriors was the Pro14 decision to not play any Quarter-Final matches which meant that they would not be involved in the play-offs.

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Glasgow Warriors stuttered in the Pro14 and only improved towards the end of the tournament.

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The Glasgow Warriors failed to regroup for the quarter-final and although they again started brightly the team predictably slumped.

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In 2012, Glasgow Warriors moved from Firhill back to Scotstoun Stadium, which had previously been the club's training base.

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Such is the demand for tickets at Glasgow Warriors, it has been reported that Mark Dodson, chief executive of the Scottish Rugby Union, is in talks with Glasgow Warriors City Council about building a bigger stand on the railway side of Scotstoun Stadium.

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