Glasgow Caledonians ... 30

Edinburgh Reivers ........ 10

when Glasgow Caledonians face Pontypridd in their first Celtic League match on September 3, they will take with them an undefeated record for the season, after winning all three of their matches in the Canadian Tri-Continental Tournament in Toronto.

The third and final victory came at wind-swept Fletchers' Field, with a 30-10 win over fellow Scots Edinburgh Reivers to add to the scalps of Uruguay and Ontario.

A Scott Welsh penalty opened the scoring for the Reivers after twenty minutes but two tries within as many minutes, by Donny McFadyen and fellow flanker Jason White, in the last ten minutes of the half took the Reds into the lead.

Tommy Hayes converted the first for a 12-3 half-time lead then slotted away a penalty, with the wind behind him, eight minutes into the second half to take the Reds further ahead.

Additional tries, from winger Rory Kerr and captain Ian Jardine with Hayes yet again landing a conversion, took the Reds out of sight.

Although Nathan Hines scored a consolation try and Welsh converted for the Reivers, Hayes had the final say scoring a penalty to bring up the convincing 30-10 scoreline.

''The main purpose of taking part in the tournament was to get all our players involved and to see what combinations of players could be used in the future,'' said Glasgow Caledonians chief executive David Jordan.

''To win three matches out of three was a bonus. This is certainly a boost to our confidence, and will obviously have been a benefit to our young players.

''Barry Irving had a good game at full back today after having played stand-off last time out, and it showed that the likes of Alan Bulloch can adapt to taking over a role in the centre.

''Steve Griffiths' line out play today against the Reivers was impressive and, with the back row getting on top, we have to be pleased with the overall performance of the side.''

He continued: ''To win against the Reivers, who had the edge over us last season, was a good way to start our season and with a very young backline on show today and some good performances in the pack, we have to look on our trip to Toronto as being a very good and successful warm-up to the Celtic League and of course to the European Cup.''