Team named for 1872 Cup decider

Team named for 1872 Cup decider

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Danny Wilson has named a squad containing 17 internationals for tomorrow’s 1872 Cup decider against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield, as his side take to the field for a competitive match for the first time in six months.

Fraser Brown
will lead the side out on Saturday evening after being named as one of the
squad’s co-captains earlier this week, a year after skippering the Warriors to
a 34-10 victory over Edinburgh at Scotstoun.

Oli Kebble
and Zander Fagerson will pack down on either side of Brown in the front row,

all-Scotland pairing of Scott Cummings and Richie Gray forms a formidable
second-row partnership, the latter in line to make his first Glasgow Warriors
appearance since 2012 after re-joining the club earlier this summer.

Fagerson starts at openside flanker for the first time this season, with vastly-experienced
duo Rob Harley and Ryan Wilson completing the back-row.

The backline
sees Ali Price get the nod at scrum-half, as Adam Hastings lines up outside him
in the number 10 jersey.

Pete Horne
and Nick Grigg are paired together in the centres, with both men retaining
their places in the starting XV from the club’s last outing back in February.

A try-scorer
in Glasgow’s last fixture at BT Murrayfield, Huw Jones starts at full-back for
the first time since joining the club in 2017, as Tommy Seymour and Ratu Tagive
are selected to start on the wings.

On the
bench, Dylan Evans is in line to become the 311th player to
represent the club after arriving on a short-term loan deal from the Scarlets
to provide cover at loose-head prop.

Turner and D’arcy Rae join Evans as the front-row replacements, whilst Kiran
McDonald and Tom Gordon – winner of the club’s Most Improved Player of the Season
award for 2019/20 – complete the cover for the pack.

George Horne
and Niko Matawalu will be looking to make an impact from the bench if and when
called upon tomorrow evening, with the pair boasting 73 tries between them in
Glasgow colours.

The replacements
are rounded out by Glenn Bryce, as the Alloa man caps off a week that saw him
agree to a contract extension until the end of 2020 by claiming the 23 jersey.

Speaking to, Wilson said: “This is the first opportunity for myself and
the coaching team to look at different combinations, and we’ve considered a
number of factors when selecting this side.

looked closely on how we bring our own style into the game, as well as the
weapons we know that Edinburgh will bring tomorrow evening.

“We’ve had
to consider our options at 15, and Huw is someone that we felt can be a real
asset in that position. His running ability is second to none, and he’ll bring
a lot of attacking strength.

“We’re also
grateful to Scarlets for loaning us Dylan [Evans] as cover in a position where
we’ve currently got a couple of injuries – he’s an athletic loose-head and he’s
capable of making an impression off the bench.

“The boys
have trained well this week and they’re all looking forward to getting back out
and into a competitive match.”

Warriors team to play Edinburgh in the Guinness PRO14, Saturday 22 August,
kick-off 5.15pm, live on Premier Sports 1. You can follow the action in the
Live Match Centre on Glasgow Warriors appearances in

1. Oli
Kebble (47)
2. Fraser Brown (C) (98)
3. Zander Fagerson (91)
4. Richie Gray (47)
5. Scott Cummings (68)
6. Rob Harley (230)
7. Matt Fagerson (61)
8. Ryan Wilson (168)

9. Ali Price
10. Adam Hastings (42)
11. Ratu Tagive (11)
12. Pete Horne (169)
13. Nick Grigg (69)
14. Tommy Seymour (142)
15. Huw Jones (35)


16. George
Turner (47)
17. Dylan Evans (0)
18. D’arcy Rae (70)
19. Kiran McDonald (24)
20. Tom Gordon (17)
21. George Horne (55)
22. Niko Matawalu (127)
23. Glenn Bryce (28)

for selection:
Allan, Adam Ashe, Hamish Bain, Mesu Dolokoto, Sam Johnson, Lee Jones, Leone
Nakarawa, Adam Nicol, Aki Seiuli, Kyle Steyn, Brandon Thomson, George Thornton.

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