Glasgow's hopes of reaching the knock-out stages of the Heineken Cup were all but ended by a 22-14 defeat to Newport Gwent Dragons.
Three tries before the interval gave the Dragons a healthy half-time lead as their backs produced their best performance for some time, but they were unable to add to their score in the second half as the Scottish visitors produced a late but unsuccessful rally.
The Dragons scored tries through Adam Jones, Luke Charteris and Martyn Thomas while James Arlidge struck two conversions and a drop goal.
John Beattie and Kevin Tkachuk crossed for Glasgow with Dan Parks converting both tries.
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.