A quartet of Scotland internationals were in try-scoring form for Glasgow Warriors this weekend in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup as they won the derby clash with Edinburgh.
Matt Fagerson and George Turner were two of the revelations for Scotland in their Guinness Six Nations campaign, and the pair both grabbed tries in the 31-24 victory at BT Murrayfield.
Adam Hastings, who was injured for much of the Championship, and George Horne, who has just returned to action, got the other scores for the Warriors who completed the double over their rivals to claim the 1872 Cup.
They were not the only Scots to impress this weekend. Cameron Redpath, who made his Test debut in the win over England in the Calcutta Cup, scored an early try for Bath, while Josh Bayliss, who trained with Scotland during the Championship, also scored for the West Country side. It was not enough though, as Sale Sharks came from behind to beat them on Friday night.
Glasgow’s win in the Rainbow Cup moved them up to third in the table, but it is Benetton who lead the way after a 34-27 success against Zebre.
Paolo Garbisi notched 14 points, while Monty Ioane, Gianmarco Lucchesi and Edoardo Padovani were all among the try-scorers for the Italian side.
The win allowed them to move ahead of Munster in the table after the Irish province fell to defeat against Connacht, with Kieran Marmion staking a claim for an Ireland place with a crucial score just after half-time in the 24-20 win.
In the other Inter-Provincial derby, Cian Healy, Jack Conan and Robbie Henshaw were all among the try-scorers for Leinster in a hard-fought 21-17 victory over Ulster.
Leinster are one of five teams within striking distance of Benetton after three rounds, with Cardiff Blues another thanks to their 29-28 win over Scarlets. Jarrod Evans was one of the stars of the show in that encounter, grabbing a try, three conversions and a penalty for the victors.
Elsewhere in the English Premiership, Ellis Genge’s try double was enough for Leicester Tigers to get the better of semi-final challengers Harlequins 35-29, while George Ford kicked 12 points in the win.
Over in France, Grégory Alldritt came off the bench to score for La Rochelle in their 59-0 win over Agen, with fellow France international Pierre Bourgarit also getting on the scoresheet.
Matthieu Jalibert kicked 15 points for Bordeaux to keep their play-off charge on track with a 20-16 win over Castres, with Cameron Woki playing a key role with numerous steals in the lineout to set up the victory.
Finally, on Friday night France hopeful Donovan Taofifenua, who was part of the squad but did not play in the Championship, grabbed a try in Racing 92’s 35-29 win at Pau.