|Full name||Glasgow Warriors|
|Ground(s)||Scotstoun Stadium (Capacity: 10,000)|
|Most caps||Graeme Morrison (175)|
|Top scorer||Dan Parks (1105)|
|Most tries||DTH van der Merwe (31)|
|2013–14||2nd (playoff finalist)|
Glasgow Warriors, formerly Glasgow Rugby, is one of the two professional rugby teams from Scotland. The team plays in the Pro12 and the European Professional Club Rugby tournaments along with its oldest rivals, Edinburgh Rugby. The Glasgow Warriors team plays its home games at Scotstoun Stadium.
Glasgow Rugby was created to compete in the Heineken Cup, because the Scotland Rugby Union did not think that Scottish club sides would be able to compete against the best teams from France and England. Glasgow, however, did not compete in the Heineken Cup until the 1997–98 season.
Because of the SRU's high debt, partly as a result of the redevelopment of Murrayfield there was a recognised need for further reorganisation. After two seasons, Glasgow merged with the Caledonia Reds to form a team that would be known as Glasgow Caledonians.
Concerns about attendances at games became a concern again at the time of the 1999 World Cup, by which time a Welsh/Scottish League had been announced. In essence, this would be the Welsh First Division augmented by the two Scottish sides.
The Celtic League began in the autumn of 2001; Glasgow reached the semi-finals of the inaugural competition, but struggled thereafter. From the 2002–03 season the 'Caledonian' label was dropped at the start of the 2002–03 season, with the team name becoming Glasgow Rugby. Starting with the 2005–06 season, the team was again rebranded, this time as the Glasgow Warriors.
The forced merger came just after Glasgow had shown some signs of progress by qualifying for the Heineken Cup quarter-final play-offs, in which they suffered their heaviest defeat (90–19) to Leicester Tigers. The intention was that the combined strength of the new teams would build on such modest progress and initially some very successful results were achieved, including a 1999 win against Leicester (30–17), but overall the team lacked consistency.
Glasgow then did not lose another home game until Ulster came to Hughenden in January 2007. Glasgow drew away to English side Saracens in the European Challenge Cup, en route to a quarter-final berth, but was drawn against Saracens and lost 23–19 at Vicarage Road.
The Warriors defeated both Scottish rivals just a week apart Edinburgh  and Border Reivers, and at the start of April, title hopefuls Leinster arrived at Hughenden. Glasgow won the game 26–20, before following it up with a good away win against Irish side Connacht. The next game saw Glasgow travel to Ravenhill to face Ulster, one of only 2 sides to beat them at Hughenden, and the team stunned the home crowd by winning the game.
Then it was the turn of Welsh side, the Neath-Swansea Ospreys (a side that would win the title at Netherdale the following week) to travel to Hughenden. The Ospreys crossed the Glasgow try-line within 45 seconds, and crossed twice more to take a (26–9) lead just minutes from half-time, before Glasgow's Dan Parks converted his own try to take it to 26–16 at half time. In the second half, Parks kicked another penalty before setting up Graeme Morrison for a try, which he converted to level the scores. Parks kicked a penalty from just shy of the half way line to take a 3 point lead and the Ospreys couldn't find a way out of their own half for the remaining 20 minutes.
The Warriors failed to make it 5 in a row the following week, but coach Sean Lineen was happy with his team's performance over the season nonetheless.
Seasons: 2007–08 — present
- Finalist: 2014
- Melrose 7s
- Champions: 2014, 2015
|Team||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points For||Points Against||Points Difference||Tries For||Tries Against||Try Bonus||Losing Bonus||Points|
|1||Glasgow Warriors (Q)||20||15||1||4||498||329||+169||58||30||8||0||70|
|9||Newport Gwent Dragons||20||7||0||13||347||429||−82||33||46||3||6||37|
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
Green background (rows 1 to 4) are play-off places, and earn a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
2014-15 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
Elite Development Players
- James Malcolm - Hooker
- Fergus Scott - Hooker
- Zander Fagerson - Prop
- Cameron Fenton - Prop
- D'Arcy Rae - Prop
- Scott Cummings - Lock
- Andrew Davidson - Lock
- Andy Redmayne - Lock
- Matt Smith - Flanker
- Tommy Spinks - Flanker
- Ali Price - Scrum-half
- Gavin Lowe - Fly-half
- Neil Herron - Centre
- Jack Steele - Centre
- Glenn Bryce - Fullback
Coaches and Management
- Nathan Bombrys – Managing Director
Notable former players
||This list of "famous" or "notable" persons has no clear inclusion or exclusion criteria. Please help to define clear inclusion criteria and edit the list to contain only subjects that fit those criteria. (June 2012)|
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- "Dec 2006 Glasgow v Edinburgh match report". Magners League. 2006-12-22. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
- "Dec 2006 Borders v Glasgow match report". Magners League. 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
- "Apr 2007 Glasgow v Leinster match report". Magners League. 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
- "Apr 2007 Connacht v Glasgow match report". Magners League. 2007-04-14. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
- "Apr 2007 Ulster v Glasgow match report". Magners League. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
- "May 2007 Glasgow v Ospreys match report". Magners League. 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
- Competition Rule 3.5 "Summary of Key Rules". Pro12. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Future of European Rugby resolved" (Press release). RFU. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
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- Official site
- Official Supporters club site - Blog site of The XVIth Warrior: Official Supporters club
- glasgowwarriors,com – an unofficial fan website
- Heineken Cup page