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February 15, 2019

Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors

Posted by Editor on February 15, 2019 06:40 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Tim Swinson is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's vital PRO14 visit to Wales to take on Cardiff Blues.

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

KO 7.35 at Cardiff Arms Park
Saturday 16th February 2019
Live on Premier Sports 1 *

- With 18 players missing for Glasgow the advantage in the head to heads lies with the hosts.
- There's a debut for Kyle Steyn while Scott Cummings makes his 50th appearance for the club.
- Hard-grafting second row Tim Swinson is one of Glasgow's most consistent performers and he is the Warrior to Watch.

Teams

Cardiff Blues

15 Matthew Morgan
14 Owen Lane
13 Harri Millard
12 Rey Lee-Lo
11 Aled Summerhill

10 Jarrod Evans
9 Lloyd Williams

1 Rhys Gill
2 Kristian Dacey (Captain)
3 Dimitri Arhip
4 Seb Davies
5 Rory Thornton
6 Josh Turnbull
7 Olly Robinson
8 Nick Williams

Substitutes

16 Liam Belcher
17 Rhys Carre
18 Scott Andrews
19 Macauley Cook
20 Shane Lewis-Hughes
21 Dane Blacker
22 Dan Fish
23 Garyn Smith

Glasgow Warriors

15 Ruaridh Jackson

14 Kyle Steyn
13 Nick Grigg
12 Stafford McDowall
11 Rory Hughes

10 Peter Horne
9 Ali Price

1 Alex Allan
2 George Turner
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Tim Swinson
5 Scott Cummings
6 Robert Harley (Captain)
7 Tom Gordon
8 Adam Ashe

Substitutes

16 Kevin Bryce
17 Jamie Bhatti
18 Siua Halanukonuka
19 Kiran McDonald
20 Tevita Tameilau
21 Nick Frisby
22 Adam Hastings
23 Robbie Nairn

Head to Head:
Back 3 - ADV Cardiff Blues
Centres - EVEN
Half Backs - ADV Glasgow
Front Row - EVEN
Second Row - EVEN
Back Row - ADV Cardiff Blues
Subs - ADV Glasgow

Glasgow Greetings:
It's debut time for new signing Kyle Steyn. The former Griquas player won't join the club full-time until next season but he's getting his first start in early while on secondment from Scotland 7s. As one of three 100kg+ players in the Warriors' backline (the others being Rory Hughes and Stafford McDowall) he should provide a physical presence. If his pace is as advertised as well then he could really make an impact.

Kyle will be Warrior number 304. He will also be the 9th debutant and the 51st player used overall in the current campaign by Glasgow.

Matchday Milestones:
Scott Cummings will make his 50th appearance for the Warriors, seemingly still just as fresh-faced as the youthful academy prospect who pitched up for his debut over three years ago while the 2015 World Cup was on!

Warrior to Watch:
Having picked up an injury early on in Scotland's game against Argentina, Tim Swinson missed nearly 3 months at the start of this season for Glasgow. Since returning to the fray Swinno has been ever present and he'll be making his 11th consecutive appearance - the longest current streak in the squad.

Tim's a grafter as he proved once again with 17 carries and 7 tackles in atrocious conditions last time out against Ospreys at Scotstoun. More hard work (in hopefully better weather!) will be required to subdue a lively Cardiff Blues pack that will see the contact area as their route to controlling the game.

Glasgow away to Cardiff Blues in the PRO12/14 era:
- 6 wins
- 1 loss
- 2 try BPs
- 26 points out of a possible 35 (74%)

Previous match-up:

Officials:
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU, 110th Championship game)
AR1: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
AR2: Johnny Erskine (IRFU)
TMO: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

Mr Clancy's record last season in the PRO14:

Matches - 12 (all refs - 147)
Average penalty count - 17.1 per game (all refs - 19.0)
Home penalty percentage - 59% (all refs - 53%)
Average card count - 0.4 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 41.0 (all refs - 22)

Here's a matchday milestone for Warriors' fans to conjure with. This will be the 40th Glasgow game to be refereed by Mr Clancy. That's the most for any official in the club's 20+ years as a professional entity.

The Irish whistler is such a regular in fact that everyone - coaches, players and supporters alike - must be well aware of the drill by now on his tendencies. Low penalty count; cards a rarity; avoids using the TMO; and loves the odd free kick for technical offences to liven things up.

* Other coverage:
Match re-runs on FreeSports:

Friday 22nd February at 12.00pm
Highlights of all matches in Round 13:

Premier Sports 1 - Monday 18th February at 9.30pm
FreeSports - Monday 18th February at 8.30pm

Previous Matches with Cardiff Blues
Saturday February 16 2019
Cardiff Blues 34 38 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday January 13 2019
Glasgow Warriors 33 24 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday November 23 2018
Glasgow Warriors 40 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Sunday October 21 2018
Cardiff Blues 12 29 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday December 1 2017
Glasgow Warriors 40 16 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday September 16 2017
Cardiff Blues 19 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday January 7 2017
Glasgow Warriors 29 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 16 2016
Cardiff Blues 23 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday March 6 2016
Glasgow Warriors 27 20 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday November 7 2015
Cardiff Blues 30 35 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 10 2015
Glasgow Warriors 36 17 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Sunday September 14 2014
Cardiff Blues 12 33 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday February 15 2014
Cardiff Blues 20 27 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday December 13 2013
Glasgow Warriors 7 9 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday December 6 2013
Cardiff Blues 29 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 6 2013
Glasgow Warriors 22 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday March 1 2013
Glasgow Warriors 29 13 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 6 2012
Cardiff Blues 3 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 30 2012
Glasgow Warriors 31 3 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 1 2011
Cardiff Blues 13 34 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 11 2011
Glasgow Warriors 15 26 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday November 27 2010
Cardiff Blues 38 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 19 2010
Glasgow Warriors 7 30 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 3 2009
Cardiff Blues 5 21 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 20 2009
Cardiff Blues 34 30 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 28 2008
Glasgow Warriors 28 0 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday November 23 2007
Glasgow Warriors 17 5 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 21 2007
Cardiff Blues 32 16 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday January 26 2007
Glasgow Warriors 22 3 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 22 2006
Cardiff Blues 27 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 24 2006
Cardiff Blues 31 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 24 2005
Glasgow Warriors 23 28 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday March 25 2005
Glasgow Warriors 19 14 Cardiff Match Report
Saturday November 13 2004
Cardiff 24 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 13 2004
Cardiff Blues 29 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 5 2003
Glasgow Warriors 23 13 Cardiff Blues Match Report