GLASGOW Warriors kept up their pursuit of a Guinness PRO12 home play-off semi-final berth with a comfortable 36-17 victory against Cardiff Blues at Scotstoun.

Peter Horne's haul of 24 first-half points, which included a hat-trick of tries, helped league leaders Glasgow open up a 29-3 interval lead, with Gareth Anscombe scoring Cardiff's only points.

And that meant Cardiff's second-half improvement, which saw them plunder tries through Gareth Davies and Dan Fish, came far too late as the Welsh side endured a dismal trip to Scotland. Adam Ash scored in the second half for Glasgow.

n OSPREYS beat Treviso 33-13 in Italy to move ahead of Ulster into second in the PRO12 table.

Eli Walker, Dan Evans, Justin Tipuric and Rhys Webb all claimed scores as the Welsh visitors secured a vital four-try bonus-point victory at Stadio Monigo.

Simone Ragusi crossed for Treviso's sole try, with full-back Jayden Hayward landing a conversion and two penalties.

Dan Biggar converted two of the Ospreys' four scores and added three penalties on a night when a host of returning Wales stars - Biggar, Webb, Alun-Wyn Jones and Dan Lydiate were all back in the starting XV - made the clear difference.

Tandy's side notched their third-straight victory and secured the bonus point with two tries in the final four minutes.

Wing Walker marked his 50th Ospreys appearance with a try, in a victory that further boosts the regional side's chances of making the end-of-season play-offs.

The visitors only led 11-3 at the break in an attritional affair, but the superior class and influence of that Test influx paid dividends, as Tandy's troops secured the victory.


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