Friday, 26 August 2016

Preseason Buzz

Kilts Kilts Kilts 
Saturday marked the start of our pre-season campaign in London and what a fantastic start it was.   Warriors took on Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop as part of their 150-year anniversary celebrations.   It also provided the XVIth Warrior with the opportunity to stage a ‘Tartan Takeover’ by donning the all new Glasgow Warriors Kilts!

Away games of any sort are always quite special, the atmosphere is always different.   In Scotstoun we are united, powerful and somewhat intimidating to the opposition which fills us with confidence.   When we’re the visitors our numbers are dwindled, but we still manage to make our presence known with our chants and songs.   This occasion was no different, and the Warrior Nation managed to fill the void between the monotonous ‘HARLEQUINS’ chant with a rather loud ‘GLASGOW’ response!

Travelling fans are also a fantastic breed of people but not everyone has the ability to travel,  I really recommend getting to at least one away game if you haven’t already.   It is a great opportunity to meet some fantastic people and make great friends.  There is also the dancing and drinking with the committee after the game, which is a must.   Your first away experience is unlikely to be your last.

What were the highlights?   For me, Leonardo Sarto ran onto the pitch with a mission – to firmly cement his place in the starting XV come Galway.   The passionate performance that followed suggests he will achieve that unchallenged.   Scoring a try on his debut against such a strong Harlequins side will hopefully be the first of many career highlights for the Azzurri Warrior.   A classy performance all round.

There were a few other outstanding players on the pitch making their debut for the Warriors, with a particularly solid performance at No. 8 from new boy Lewis Wynne.   Simone Favaro once again proved he has little regard for his own personal safety.   If the big hearted Italian can avoid injury this year he will surely be a contender for Player of the Season.   However, Man of the Match for me had to be Rory Hughes, an all-round accomplished performance.   He has obviously been working on controlling his naturally aggressive style.   He tackled and carried well all afternoon and should be a regular starter this season.

What were the lowlights?   Concern arose when Nick Grigg took a bad knock and was stretchered off, however, word was quickly received that he was up moving around and recovering well.   Everyone here at the XVIth Warrior can’t wait to see him back out on the pitch.

Losing a game is always disappointing, however, the overall performance of a number of ‘alleged’ second string players was highly impressive.   Given the strength of the opposition, littered with England Internationals, we can be quite content with the result.

We couldn’t talk about an away game without mentioning the fans that always make these trips… interesting.   The Harlequins cheer leader was the most enthusiastic fan I have ever had the pleasure of meeting; we need one of him in Scotstoun for sure. More importantly, the #wheresbradford boy’s. The Harlequins fans in general were exemplary and made the travelling support feel very welcome.

Overall, the performance from the Warriors has shown that Gregor is determined to end his career with the club on a high and we at the XVIth Warrior can’t wait to get behind him and the boys over the next eight months to show the Pro 12 and the European Championship that we are not going to settle for anything other than silverware – including the 1872 Cup!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

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Monday, 28 March 2016

Waxy's Charity Evening for Hearts & Balls

When - Thursday, 21st April 2016 at 7.00pm

Where - Waxy O'Connors, Guinness Bar

What - Come and relive that magic day in Belfast. We will be showing our triumphant Pro12 Final of Season 2014/15 in its entirety.
The night is free but be warned, there will be a charity raffle in aid of Hearts and Balls. Special prizes include being able to see Scotstoun like you may never have seen it before!

Why - With only one home game, so far, to go, we might need the practice for our singing and what better way to do it than re-enacting our finest hour with fellow supporters. It will give us all a chance to catch up and prepare us for the push towards the playoffs.

There will be the customary half time snacks, courtesy of Waxys and all you need to do is let us know if you are coming. As some of you know, the Guinness Bar can be tight for numbers, so please let us know as soon as you can to guarantee your spot for a great night out.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Warriors v Treviso

This Friday:
Themed Bake Sale (tablet, cupcakes etc) pre and post match, depending on how long stocks last, in The Clubhouse.   So get in early.

WHITE RIBBON – we are participating  campaign  for those that do not know about the campaign, it is mostly although women are encouraged to join in too, withDonations and white ribbons will be available in The Clubhouse both pre and post match.  If you require further information on this worthwhile campaign, we hope to have a representative from the campaign, a regular at Scotstoun, on hand to answer any queries.   We hope you in the usual enthusiast manner of XVIth Warrior members.

The IVth Annual XVIth Warrior Pub Quiz

Greetings and welcome!

Last night we held our annual pub quiz at The Grovesnor Ashton Lane for some XVIth Warrior members.

The event raised cash for Movember and Cash For Kids.

The winners: The Shed, won 2 cinema tickets from the Grovesnor Cafe plus a meal with wine for 2 from Waxy's AND tour tickets for Central Station!

We also had a quick fire round and the prize was tickets for Waxy's Hogmany event!

We would like to thank:

Adam Ashe, James Eddie, Grayson Hart, Keiran Low, Henry Pyrgos, Fergus Scott, Tim Swinson, Duncan Weir, Sam Johnson, Greg Peterson, Simone Favaro, Rory Hughes, Finn Russell, Rob Harley, Zander Fagerson, and Shavla Mamukashvili for coming along as well as Stephanie Karvelis for getting the guys organised, The Grovesnor Cafe & Waxy's Glasgow for the prizes.

Now a quick word from a few that attended:

14 hours ago
Great night tonight at @GlasgowWarriors @TheXVIthWarrior annual pub quiz and to come 2nd🤓guess all the hours I spent in school helped me

1 hour ago
@TheXVIthWarrior had a great night, thanks for having me #WarriorNation

13 hours ago
Me and @finn_russell were definitely the brains behind the @TheXVIthWarrior pub quiz tonight.....great team win! #TheShed

Shalva Mamukashvili @ShadreM  11 minutes ago
@TheXVIthWarrior it was pleasure for me thank you very much :)

14 hours ago

Ali Carberry In true Warriors style we started off cautiously & upped our game as the night went on! "Fear the Beer!" Thanks very much to all the committee for organising such a nice event & to all the players for coming along & being as hopeless as us at the rugby questions! X

Christine Ferguson Great night, thanks for all the hard work you put in to make it a success. Quite relieved that the players were not great at the questions either! Thanks to all of them for their company!

Carol Thomas It was a great night. The old brain was working overtime but didn't quite get there. We'll need to swot up for next year. Great organisation & the food was great too.

Ross Currie It was a great night

Thanks to all the committee for arranging and to all the Glasgow Warriors players who attended tonight

Cheryl Watson Great night, was so glad I'm not the only one that sucked at the rugby questions. Massive thanks to the committee for arranging a fantastic night and thanks to all the players that came along.

The bomb squad & the pussycat dolls will win one day, OK one round then? Maybe, hopefully!!

Robert Williamson 2nd place for the Amazin 6. best place in 4 years.

Thanks to all the committee!

You can see more of the photos from last night by clicking on the photos tab!

See you all Friday!