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Seymour rounds off hat-trick in style as Glasgow strengthen second spot

The former Ireland U19 wing ran in three tries to help Gregor Townsend’s men to a bonus point win.

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TOMMY SEYMOUR SCORED a hat-trick as Glasgow secured a bonus point 38-16 win away to Benetton Treviso last night, strengthening their grip on second place in the Pro12. Even if Munster secure a bonus point victory of their own against Edinburgh later today [KO 5pm], the province will remain third on the table.

The pick of Seymour’s tries came in the 58th minute, as the former Ireland U19 international burst out from deep inside his own half, before chipping the ball over Mat Berquist and then fending off the attempted tackle of Luke McLean.

A further try from prop Gordon Reid, as well as 15 points from the boot of promising out-half Finn Russell and a penalty by dangerous centre Mark Bennett, completed the scoring for Gregor Townsend’s ominously in-form side.

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With their final game of the regular season at home against Zebre on the 10th of May, the likelihood is that the Scots will enjoy home advantage in the semi-finals. That would present a hugely demanding task for Ulster or Munster.

Ex-Scotland out-half Townsend has his side doing the basics extremely well, with the likes of Josh Strauss and Tim Swinson leading the charge up front. Behind the pack, players such as Niko Matawalu can cut opposition defences apart with more creative flourishes.

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