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Jackson try earns Warriors a draw

Flying Dutchman Tim Visser's try double was not enough for Edinburgh to claim a RaboDirect Pro12 derby victory as Ruaridh Jackson's late touchdown earned Glasgow Warriors a 23-23 draw at Murrayfield.

It was a contest which had all the intensity expected from a local derby, with places in Scotland's RBS 6 Nations Championship squad also up for grabs.

Visser turned the game in Edinburgh's favour with two tries in three minutes early in the second half, while Ross Rennie also crossed the whitewash and Greig Laidlaw kicked eight points for the hosts. But Warriors replacement Jackson claimed Glasgow's third try three minutes from time to level the scores.

Jackson was denied further heroics as he missed the subsequent conversion and a last-minute penalty in blustery winds, but the Warriors' unbeaten league run was extended to seven matches.

Alastair Kellock and Colin Shaw also scored tries for Glasgow, with Duncan Weir kicking eight points.

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson will have been heartened by what he saw, the only real negative when Rory Lamont was taken off on a stretcher and on to hospital for precautionary tests following an awkward landing in the first half.


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