Grigg returns for visit of Munster
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Danny Wilson is able to call upon the services of Nick Grigg for Monday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Munster, following the centre’s full release from Scotland’s Autumn Nations Cup squad.
28-year-old is one of four changes to the starting XV from Glasgow’s most
recent outing, as the Warriors prepare for a first meeting with Munster since
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Pieretto continues at tight-head prop after making his first start against
Ulster last time out, the Argentinian joining Aki Seiuli and Grant Stewart in
an unchanged front-row.
his club debut off the bench in Belfast, Lewis Bean will make his first start
for Glasgow Warriors alongside Rob Harley in the engine room.
unit is retained for the fourth successive match, as captain Ryan Wilson and
Tom Gordon line up either side of number eight TJ Ioane.
will make his first start at Scotstoun since November 2012, the scrum-half
lining up alongside Pete Horne in the half-backs.
inclusion in the number 13 jersey sees Robbie Fergusson shift across to inside centre,
the Scotland 7s star having been named in the Guinness PRO14 Team of the Round for
his performance against Ulster.
Seymour and Robbie Nairn both come into the back three after missing the match
in Belfast, with Glenn Bryce retaining the full-back shirt.
late cameo against Ulster, Caleb Korteweg is in line to make his first home
appearance for Glasgow Warriors after being named amongst the replacements for
Monday night’s encounter.
scrum-half is one of two changes to the bench, the other seeing Niko Matawalu
rotate to the replacements after starting last time out.
and D’arcy Rae are once again named as the replacement props, joining Johnny
Matthews as the front-row cover for Monday night.
makes his fourth consecutive appearance in a Glasgow matchday 23, with Fotu
Lokotui named in the number 20 jersey.
are completed by Brandon Thomson, the South African having come off the bench
in both of Glasgow’s two most recent fixtures.
Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Head Coach Danny Wilson said: “Munster are a good side and a tough challenge, but we know we have the players to be able to go out there and execute.
“It’s nice to welcome Nick [Grigg] back into the squad. Although he’ll be disappointed to have been released by Scotland, tomorrow is a chance for him to get game time and he’s keen to come out and make an impact in the midfield.
“Caleb [Korteweg] stepped up for us last weekend and he gets the chance to the same again tomorrow night.
“We’re at home this weekend and we want to put on a display our supporters would be proud of.”
Warriors team to play Munster in the Guinness PRO14, Monday 23 November, kick-off
8.15pm, live on Premier Sports 1. You can follow the action in the Live Match
Centre on glasgowwarriors.org.
2. Grant Stewart (35)
3. Enrique Pieretto (4)
4. Lewis Bean (1)
5. Rob Harley (236)
6. Ryan Wilson (C) (175)
7. Tom Gordon (23)
8. TJ Ioane (3)
10. Pete Horne (175)
11. Robbie Nairn (11)
12. Robbie Fergusson (3)
13. Nick Grigg (75)
14. Tommy Seymour (148)
15. Glenn Bryce (30)
17. Alex Allan (106)
18. D’arcy Rae (75)
19. Hamish Bain (3)
20. Fotu Lokotui (4)
21. Caleb Korteweg (1)
22. Brandon Thomson (26)
23. Niko Matawalu (132)
due to injury: Jamie
Dobie, Richie Gray, Adam Hastings, Paddy Kelly, Kiran
McDonald, Stafford McDowall, Leone Nakarawa, Adam Nicol, Kyle Steyn.
duty: Fraser Brown,
Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Adam Hastings, George Horne,
Sam Johnson, Huw Jones, Oli Kebble, Ali Price, George Turner.