Glasgow back on track, Connacht off the mark


Glasgow Warriors snapped out of their momentary slump by holding off a Newport Gwent Dragons fightback to leave Rodney Parade with a 26-17 victory.

After opening the campaign with wins against Connacht and Leinster, Glasgow suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Cardiff Blues and Ulster.

But Gregor Townsend's men, who last missed out on the play-offs in 2010-11, bagged four points from their second trip to south-east Wales this season.

Corey Flynn touched down from a rolling maul as Glasgow opened up a 16-3 half-time lead, but the Dragons responded well, with Sam Hobbs and Jack Dixon crossing early in the second half to move the hosts 17-16 in front.

However, Alex Allan's try ensured the Dragons' lead was short-lived, with Finn Russell adding a late penalty to wrap up the win.

In the day's other fixture, defending Pro12 champions Connacht picked up their first points of the season, scoring four tries in a 28-15 bonus-point victory over Edinburgh - led by Duncan Hodge for the first time following head coach Alan Solomons' departure this week.

The Irish outfit had lost all three of their previous fixtures, but halted their dismal run thanks to tries from Niyi Adeolokun, Quinn Roux, Cian Kelleher and Peter Robb.