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Rugby: Last-gasp miss rocks Tommy; GLASGOW 19 MONTFERRAND 19.

Byline: RODDY DUNCAN

GLASGOW 19 MONTFERRAND 19

GLASGOW suffered Euro heartbreak last night as Montferrand scrambled a last-gasp point in the most dramatic finale in the history of the Heineken Cup.

The Warriors had opened up a 10-point lead - only for two of their players to be sinbinned in the dying seconds.

The visitors took full advantage by drawing level but then James McLaren had the chance to grab the glory with the last kick.

He connected perfectly and the ball was sailing over the bar but the Montferrand players formed a human ladder to parry it out again.

Tommy Hayes had looked like earning the Warriors all the glory with all the points from a converted try and four penalties.

Olivier Magne got a try for Montferrand and Gerald converted and landed four penalties.

Meanwhile, Lions hero Scott Gibbs has called on his Swansea mates to shoot down Edinburgh Gunners.

His side have much to prove after a shaky start in the tournament.

The Scots are second bottom of the Welsh/Scottish League but the Swans - who lifted that crown last term - also failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the new Celtic League.

Now Gibbs wants to repeat the club's transformation of a year ago.

He said: "We had an indifferent first few weeks last year but seemed to catch fire in Europe came along and we beat Wasps 54-28."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 29, 2001
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