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December 21, 2018

Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors

Posted by Editor on December 21, 2018 11:13 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

George Horne and his brother, Peter, are he Warriors to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's visit to Edinburgh for the first derby clash with Edinburgh.

You can read more of Disco's thoughts on Glasgow's pursuit of the PRO14 title and European progress, as well as Scotland's international fortunes, at his excellent blog Top of the Moon.

KO 5.15 at BT Murrayfield
Saturday 22nd December
Buy tickets here
Live on Premier Sports 1 *

- Head to heads in the backs favour the Warriors, in the pack it's Edinburgh.
- Peter Horne will become the 10th player to make 150 appearances for Glasgow.
- The Brothers Horne are the Warriors to Watch.
- 11 of the 46 players will be featuring in an 1872 Cup match for the very first time.

Teams

Edinburgh

15 Blair Kinghorn

14 Darcy Graham
13 James Johnstone
12 Chris Dean
11 Duhan van der Merwe

10 Jaco van der Walt
9 Henry Pyrgos

1 Pierre Schoeman
2 Stuart McInally
3 WP Nel
4 Ben Toolis
5 Grant Gilchrist
6 Luke Hamilton
7 Hamish Watson
8 Viliame Mata

Substitutes

16 David Cherry
17 Allan Dell
18 Pietro Ceccarelli
19 Callum Hunter-Hill
20 Luke Crosbie
21 Nathan Fowles
22 Simon Hickey
23 Juan Pablo Socino

Glasgow Warriors

15 Stuart Hogg

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Nick Grigg
12 Peter Horne
11 DTH van der Merwe

10 Adam Hastings
9 George Horne

1 Oli Kebble
2 Grant Stewart
3 Siua Halanukonuka
4 Robert Harley
5 Jonny Gray
6 Adam Ashe
7 Callum Gibbins (Captain)
8 Matt Fagerson

Substitutes

16 Kevin Bryce
17 Jamie Bhatti
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Tim Swinson
20 Chris Fusaro
21 Ali Price
22 Huw Jones
23 Nikola Matawalu

Head-to-Head:

15 ADV Glasgow Warriors

14 ADV Glasgow Warriors
13 ADV Glasgow Warriors
12 ADV Glasgow Warriors
11 EVEN

10 ADV Glasgow Warriors
9 ADV Glasgow Warriors

1 EVEN
2 ADV Edinburgh
3 ADV Edinburgh
4 ADV Edinburgh
5 ADV Glasgow Warriors
6 EVEN
7 ADV Edinburgh
8 ADV Edinburgh

Substitutes

16 EVEN
17 ADV Edinburgh
18 ADV Glasgow Warriors
19 ADV Glasgow Warriors
20 EVEN
21 ADV Glasgow Warriors
22 ADV Glasgow Warriors
23 ADV Glasgow Warriors

Tale of the Tape:

BACKS

Tries
Edinburgh 54
Glasgow Warriors 172

Appearances
Edinburgh 259
Glasgow Warriors 592

1872 Cup appearances
Edinburgh 30
Glasgow Warriors 45

Average age
Edinburgh 25.0
Glasgow Warriors 27.3

Capped players
Edinburgh 3
Glasgow Warriors 7

FORWARDS

Pack weight
Edinburgh 900kg
Glasgow Warriors 893kg

Appearances
Edinburgh 639
Glasgow Warriors 469

1872 Cup appearances
Edinburgh 44
Glasgow Warriors 33

Average age
Edinburgh 27.8
Glasgow Warriors 26.1

Capped players
Edinburgh 7
Glasgow Warriors 5

SUBSTITUTES

Appearances
Edinburgh 176
Glasgow Warriors 555

1872 Cup appearances
Edinburgh 17
Glasgow Warriors 37

Average age
Edinburgh 25.8
Glasgow Warriors 27.7

Capped players
Edinburgh 3
Glasgow Warriors 7

Glasgow Greetings / Edinburgh Introductions:
Grant Stewart will become the 100th man to play in an 1872 Cup game for Glasgow. Kevin Bryce could also make his debut in this fixture (he was an unused substitute for Edinburgh at Scotstoun in 2016/17). Despite playing more than 50 times for the Warriors across 5 seasons this will be the first occasion that D'arcy Rae has tackled an 1872 Cup match (he has played against Edinburgh once before though - back in March 2015 when he was on loan to Benetton Treviso).

There will be 9 players making their inaugural 1872 Cup appearances for Edinburgh - Henry Pyrgos in the backs; Pierre Schoeman and Luke Hamilton in the forwards; while almost the entire bench are new to this sort of thing - David Cherry, Pietro Ceccarelli, Callum Hunter-Hill, Luke Crosbie, Simon Hickey and Juan Pablo Socino. Of course the first man mentioned does have previous experience of the 1872 Cup but Henry's first 11 matches in this contest were all in a Warriors' jersey...

Once A Warrior / Erstwhile Edinburghers:
There are 12 men in the clubs' squads who have played for both teams:

Edinburgh - John Barclay, Mark Bennett, Cammy Fenton, Callum Hunter-Hill, Sean Kennedy, Fraser McKenzie, Henry Pyrgos
Glasgow - Alex Allan, Kevin Bryce, Lee Jones, George Turner, Lewis Wynne.

For various reasons only Henry Pyrgos, Callum Hunter-Hill and Kevin Bryce will be involved this weekend.

Milestones:
Following in the footsteps of fellow Fifer Chris Fusaro just a few weeks ago, Peter Horne will make his 150th appearance for Glasgow, becoming the 10th man to do so. Ryan Wilson (147) and Ruaridh Jackson (145) could well join that list over the next couple of months.

On the other side of the ball Ben Toolis will play his 100th game for Edinburgh - the club's 32nd centurion (by way of comparison Nikola Matwalu recently became the 44th Warrior Centurion).

Warriors to Watch:
The 9th set of siblings to play for the Warriors, Peter and George Horne, are well on their way to rewriting the record books for the club. Big brother Pete debuted nearly a decade ago during the 2009/10 season and has been a central figure in the Glasgow backline ever since. Wee George has only been around for a little over 2 years in the first team - but has already made a sizeable impact.

Against Lyon a few weeks back they overtook the Lamonts (Sean and Rory) as the 2nd most capped set of brothers for the Warriors. Currently on 179 (with admittedly Pete doing most of the heavy lifting in this stat, contributing 149 appearances so far) they're now chasing down the all-time record of 264 matches held by the Bullochs (Gordon - 148; Alan - 116).

In terms of tries scored the Hornes are currently on 35 (Peter - 20; George - 15). That's equal 3rd for brothers at Glasgow alongside the Bullochs (Gordon - 10; Alan - 25). With only 1 more required to equal the Evans though (Thom - 27; Max - 9) the Hornes will soon be hot on the heels of the top scoring siblings - the Lamonts - who picked up 51 tries for the club (Sean - 31; Rory - 20).

Glasgow away to Edinburgh during the PRO12/14 era:
3 wins
1 draw
3 losses
1 losing bonus point
15 points out of a possible 35 (43%)

Previous match-up:

1872 Cup stats:
Record appearances in 1872 Cup matches (including Saturday)

Edinburgh
18 - Ross Ford
12 - Grant Gilchrist
11 - Ben Toolis

Glasgow Warriors
15 - Dougie Hall, Robert Harley
14 - Al Kellock, Moray Low, Chris Fusaro
13 - Ruaridh Jackson

Top points scorer

Edinburgh - Phil Godman (63)

Glasgow Warriors - Dan Parks (99)

Top try scorer

Edinburgh - Tim Visser (7)

Glasgow Warriors - DTH van der Merwe (6)

Miscellany:
- Edinburgh have won 6 out of the last 8 meetings between these two sides at all venues after no wins in the previous 7.
- Including Saturday's lineups Glasgow have used 103 players in 1872 Cup fixtures. Edinburgh have used 127.
- This is the first 1872 Cup match since 26th December 2013 not to feature Sam Hidalgo-Clyne.
- Ben Toolis has played the last eleven 1872 Cup games in a row.
- Tommy Seymour has been on the losing side in the last four 1872 Cup games he has played.
- With 23 matches in this series since the 1872 Cup was first contested in 2007/08 the aggregate score stands at: Edinburgh 443 - 442 Glasgow Warriors

Officials:
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 27th competition game)
AR1: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
AR2: Keith Allen (SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Mr Adamson's regular season record for 2017/18 in the PRO14:

Matches - 13 (all refs - 147)
Average penalty count - 21.2 per game (all refs - 19.0)
Home penalty percentage - 53% (all refs - 53%)
Average card count - 1.2 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 13 (all refs - 22)

More penalties awarded than any other ref in the PRO14 last season (275 - next highest was 258).

More free kicks awarded than any other ref in the PRO14 last season (28 - next highest was 18).

More yellow cards than any other ref in the PRO14 last season (21 - next highest was 14).

Only David Wilkinson (12.8) had a lower penalties per card ratio than Mr Adamson (13.1).

The key takeaway? Scotland's leading ref is not in the game management phase of his career. If teams get it 'wrong' he will whistle them off the park until they conform to what he's looking for.

* Highlights of all matches in Round 11:
Premier Sports 1 - Monday 24th December at 10.00am
FreeSports - Tuesday 25th December at 1.30pm

Previous Matches with Edinburgh
Saturday December 29 2018
Glasgow Warriors 8 16 Edinburgh Match Report
Saturday December 22 2018
Edinburgh 23 7 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday April 28 2018
Edinburgh 24 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 30 2017
Glasgow Warriors 17 0 Edinburgh Match Report
Saturday December 23 2017
Edinburgh 18 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday May 6 2017
Glasgow Warriors 18 29 Edinburgh Match Report
Monday December 26 2016
Edinburgh 12 25 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday January 2 2016
Edinburgh Rugby 14 11 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday December 27 2015
Edinburgh Rugby 23 11 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday January 2 2015
Edinburgh Rugby 20 8 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 27 2014
Glasgow Warriors 16 6 Edinburgh Rugby Match Report
Saturday April 26 2014
Glasgow Warriors 37 34 Edinburgh Rugby Match Report
Wednesday January 1 2014
Glasgow Warriors P P Edinburgh Rugby Match Report
Thursday December 26 2013
Edinburgh Rugby 16 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 29 2012
Edinburgh 17 21 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday December 21 2012
Glasgow Warriors 23 14 Edinburgh Match Report
Sunday January 1 2012
Glasgow Warriors 17 12 Edinburgh Match Report
Monday December 26 2011
Edinburgh 23 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday January 2 2011
Edinburgh 28 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Monday December 27 2010
Glasgow Warriors 30 18 Edinburgh Match Report
Saturday January 2 2010
Edinburgh 15 22 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday December 27 2009
Glasgow Warriors 25 12 Edinburgh Match Report
Friday January 2 2009
Glasgow Warriors 25 20 Edinburgh Match Report
Friday December 26 2008
Edinburgh 39 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 11 2008
Glasgow Warriors 23 14 Edinburgh Rugby Match Report
Friday December 28 2007
Edinburgh Rugby 35 31 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday December 22 2006
Glasgow Warriors 34 27 Edinburgh Gunners Match Report
Friday September 29 2006
Edinburgh Gunners 14 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Monday September 18 2006
Glasgow Warriors 13 5 Edinburgh Gunners Match Report
Sunday December 4 2005
Glasgow Warriors 46 6 Edinburgh Gunners Match Report
Friday September 30 2005
Edinburgh Gunners 28 12 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Monday August 22 2005
Glasgow Warriors 7 24 Edinburgh Gunners Match Report
Monday December 27 2004
Edinburgh 18 12 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 18 2004
Glasgow Warriors 12 10 Edinburgh Match Report
Friday May 7 2004
Edinburgh 19 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 27 2003
Glasgow Warriors 16 25 Edinburgh Match Report