Seven alterations to starting XV for Ulster clash

Seven alterations to starting XV for Ulster clash

A Glasgow Warriors side showing seven changes from last week’s home defeat to Leinster will take to the field in Belfast tomorrow night, as Danny Wilson’s men travel to the Kingspan Stadium for their first Guinness PRO14 trip to Ulster since April 2018.

The team
sees summer arrival Enrique Pieretto make his first start for the club since
arriving at Scotstoun over the summer, as the Argentina international packs
down at tight-head prop.

Pieretto is
joined in the front row by Aki Seiuli and Grant Stewart, with Seiuli one of
only three players in the squad to have played a part in each of Glasgow’s
outings to date this campaign.

McDonald makes his first appearance of the season in the second row, as the
former Glasgow Hawk starts alongside Rob Harley in the engine room.

The back row
is once again unchanged, as club co-captain Ryan Wilson and Tom Gordon pack
down either side of Samoan international number eight TJ Ioane.

Jamie Dobie is
promoted from the bench to take the scrum-half jersey, with Pete Horne making
his third successive start at fly-half.

A new look midfield
partnership sees Stafford McDowall come into the starting XV at inside centre,
whilst Scotland 7s star Robbie Fergusson is in line to make his first Glasgow
Warriors appearance in five years after being named in the number 13 shirt.

Niko Matawalu
and Ratu Tagive will start on the wings, with Glenn Bryce starting at full-back
for his first outing of the campaign.

On the
bench, Lewis Bean is in line to become the 316th player to represent the club
after arriving on a short-term loan deal from Northampton Saints to provide
cover in the second row.

After his
try-scoring performance against Leinster last time out, D’arcy Rae rotates to
the bench to join Alex Allan and Johnny Matthews as the front row replacements.

Hamish Bain
is another to move to the replacements after starting against both the Ospreys
and Leinster, where he joins Tongan international Fotu Lokotui.

Thomson retains his place in the matchday squad after making his first
appearance of the campaign last week, with Sean Kennedy rounding out the
Glasgow replacements.

Speaking to, Head Coach Danny Wilson said: “With our internationals
staying with Scotland we have had to make a number of changes across the park.

“Monday is
massive opportunity for a lot of our young guys to step up and show what they
can do.

putting out a young fast energetic squad out onto the park and we’re excited to
see what this team will produce.

“We know they are going to show up and give
their all for the jersey.”

Warriors team to play Ulster in the Guinness PRO14, Monday 9 November, kick-off
8.15pm, live on Premier Sports 1. You can follow the action in the Live Match
Centre on

1. Aki
Seiuli (15)
2. Grant Stewart (34)
3. Enrique Pieretto (3)
4. Rob Harley (235)
5. Kiran McDonald (26)
6. Ryan Wilson (C) (174)
7. Tom Gordon (22)
8. TJ Ioane (2)

9. Jamie
Dobie (10)
10. Pete Horne (174)
11. Niko Matawalu (131)
12. Stafford McDowall (23)
13. Robbie Fergusson (2)
14. Ratu Tagive (17)
15. Glenn Bryce (29)


16. Johnny
Matthews (3)
17. Alex Allan (105)
18. D’arcy Rae (74)
19. Lewis Bean (0)
20. Hamish Bain (2)
21. Fotu Lokotui (3)
22. Sean Kennedy (8)
23. Brandon Thomson (25)

due to injury:
Dolokoto, Richie Gray, Lee Jones, Paddy Kelly, Leone Nakarawa, Kyle Steyn.

due to international duty
: Fraser Brown, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Nick
Grigg, Adam Hastings, George Horne, Sam Johnson, Huw Jones, Oli Kebble, Ali
Price, George Turner.

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