Wilson makes four changes for visit of Leinster

Wilson makes four changes for visit of Leinster

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Danny Wilson has made four alterations to his starting XV ahead of tomorrow night’s clash with Leinster at Scotstoun, the first instalment of Monday night rugby in the club’s Guinness PRO14 history.

The home
side are aided by the release of a host of players from Scotland camp, as
Glasgow look to inflict a first Guinness PRO14 defeat on their opponents in 23

Stewart will make his first start of the season after coming off the bench against
the Ospreys, the hooker packing down between Aki Seiuli and D’arcy Rae in the
front row.

impressing on his debut at the Liberty Stadium, Hamish Bain is retained in the
second row, with Rob Harley partnering the former Stade Nicois man after returning
from Scotland duty.

The back row
is unchanged from the one that took to the field in Swansea last weekend, as
captain Ryan Wilson and Tom Gordon line up either side of number eight TJ

It’s a
familiar combination that will start together in the half backs, with Pete
Horne lining up outside brother George for the visit of the defending

Sam Johnson
and Nick Grigg are once again paired together in the midfield, both men having
crossed for memorable scores against the Irish province in previous encounters.

There’s a
first start of the season on the wing for Niko Matawalu, as the Fijian joins
Tommy Seymour and Huw Jones in the back three.

Turner rotates to the replacements bench after his try-scoring outing in
Swansea last week, with the Scotland hooker joining Alex Allan and Enrique
Pieretto as the front-row cover.

Chris Fusaro
and Fotu Lokotui each retain their places in the matchday 23, both men having
come off the bench last time out.

Jamie Dobie wears
the 21 jersey, whilst Brandon Thomson is once again in line for his first
appearance of the season after being named amongst the replacements.

The bench is
completed by Ratu Tagive, as the winger returns to Scotstoun having been called
into the Scotland squad earlier this week.

Speaking to
glasgowwarriors.org, Head Coach Danny Wilson said: “Leinster are a good side
with good depth across the park.

“We’re well
aware of the challenge and we’ve got a good side stepping out on the field
tomorrow night.

“It’s good
to welcome back some of our international boys. We have a good a mix of youth
and experience in the squad again, which is good for the future of the club.”

Glasgow Warriors team to play Ospreys in the Guinness PRO14, Monday 2 November, kick-off 8.15pm, live on Premier Sports 1. You can follow the action in the Live Match Centre on glasgowwarriors.org.

1. Aki
Seiuli (14)
2. Grant Stewart (33)
3. D’arcy Rae (73)
4. Rob Harley (234)
5. Hamish Bain (1)
6. Ryan Wilson (C) (172)
7. Tom Gordon (21)
8. TJ Ioane (1)

9. George Horne
10. Pete Horne (173)
11. Niko Matawalu (130)
12. Sam Johnson (63)
13. Nick Grigg (74)
14. Tommy Seymour (147)
15. Huw Jones (40)


16. George
Turner (52)
17. Alex Allan (104)
18. Enrique Pieretto (2)
19. Chris Fusaro (182)
20. Fotu Lokotui (2)
21. Jamie Dobie (9)
22. Brandon Thomson (24)
23. Ratu Tagive (16)

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