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Will Boyde scores twice as Scarlets hammer Glasgow Warriors

Will Boyde crossed for two tries as Scarlets made it five consecutive Guinness PRO12 victories with a 27-3 triumph over Glasgow Warriors.

Glasgow had the chance to go top of the table but it was a poor performance from the Scots, which was not helped by yellow cards for hooker Pat MacArthur and lock Brian Alainu'uese.

Scarlets were indebted to two tries from man-of-the-match Boyde and one from scrum-half Jonathan Evans, with outside-half Rhys Patchell supplying 12 points with the boot. Skipper Peter Horne kicked Glasgow's lone penalty.

Scarlets had made just one change following their 26-15 victory at Cardiff Blues last week with James Davies replacing John Barclay in the back-row.

Canada prop Djustice Sears-Duru and lock Alainu'uese made their first Warriors starts, while Rob Harley, Peter Horne, Tim Swinson and Mark Bennett started after being released from Scotland duty.

Both sides cancelled each other out in the opening exchanges, and it was not until the 16th minute that the game came alive with Boyde's try.

Boyde finished off a good team try which had started with Davies running out of his own 22 with wing Steff Evans offloading well in the tackle to send the No.8 over the line. Patchell converted to give the home side a 7-0 lead.

Bennett missed a 20th-minute penalty before Scarlets found themselves down to 14 men when prop Wyn Jones was yellow-carded for pulling down a maul.

Scarlets, who led 7-3 at the interval, did well to concede only a Horne penalty on 33 minutes while they were down a man, although the Glasgow captain was very wayward with a second penalty shot three minutes later.

Scarlets stunned Glasgow by scoring a brilliant try a minute into the second half.

Scrum-half Evans went over after breaks by Patchell and then Evans in an 80-metre move up the field. Patchell converted to make it 14-3.

Glasgow's woes continued as MacArthur was sin-binned for a high tackle on Davies with Patchell kicking the subsequent penalty goal.

And it was all Scarlets as they scored a third try - Boyde's second - with an impressive 20-metre drive from a line-out.

Patchell was on target with a second penalty to increase his side's lead to 24 before Glasgow suffered another setback when Alainu'uese was shown a yellow card for taking out prop Werner Kruger off the ball.

In the dying seconds skipper Haleigh Parkes went close to grabbing the bonus-point try but the ball was held up.


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