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April 04, 2019

Glasgow Warriors v Ulster

Posted by Editor on April 4, 2019 07:10 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Jonny Gray is the Warrior to Watch
Glasgow return to PRO14 business when Ulster come calling to Scotstoun so Disco takes a look at the statistics around a must-win fixture for both sides.

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

KO 7.35 at Sold Out Scotstoun Stadium
Friday 5th April 2019
Live on Premier Sports 1 *

- Head to heads are pretty even and how each side responds to their respective Champions Cup exits last weekend could be hugely significant.
- Jonny Gray will make his 100th appearance for Glasgow and he is the Warrior to Watch.
- 5 more players return to Scotstoun after extended absences - Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Sam Johnson, Ali Price and Jonny Gray.

Teams

Glasgow Warriors

15 Stuart Hogg

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Kyle Steyn
12 Sam Johnson
11 Nikola Matawalu

10 Adam Hastings
9 Ali Price

1 Oli Kebble
2 Fraser Brown
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Robert Harley
5 Jonny Gray
6 Adam Ashe
7 Chris Fusaro (Captain)
8 Matt Fagerson

Substitutes

16 Grant Stewart
17 Jamie Bhatti
18 Siua Halanukonuka
19 Scott Cummings
20 Tevita Tameilau
21 George Horne
22 Peter Horne
23 Robbie Nairn

Ulster

15 Michael Lowry

14 Rob Lyttle
13 Luke Marshall
12 Stuart McCloskey
11 Jacob Stockdale

10 Billy Burns
9 John Cooney

1 Eric O'Sullivan
2 Rob Herring
3 Marty Moore
4 Alan O'Connor (Captain)
5 Kieran Treadwell
6 Sean Reidy
7 Jordi Murphy
8 Marcelo Coetzee

Substitutes

16 John Andrew
17 Andy Warwick
18 Tom O'Toole
19 Ian Nagle
20 Matthew Rea
21 David Shanahan
22 Darren Cave
23 Angus Kernohan

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

Glasgow Greetings:
Scotstoun gets to welcome back no less than five of its favourite sons after extended absences. Ali Price, Sam Johnson, Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg return to home turf for the first time since the Champions Cup match against Cardiff Blues on 13th January. Jonny Gray hasn't played in Glasgow during 2019. It will be great to see that quintet run out at home again.

Matchday Milestones:
A little over 7 years since he made his debut as a fresh-faced 18 year old Jonny Gray will become the 46th player to join the Warrior Centurions. It seems a long time since he was just Richie's wee brother to the Warriors' faithful - he's stepped out of his sibling's (very large) shadow and carved a place in Glasgow history all of his own.

Warrior to Watch:
It has to be that man Jonny Gray on a special night in his Warriors' career. Across his 99 appearances so far for the club Jonny has played 6,989 minutes of game time and made 1,207 tackles, missing just 25(!) for a tackle completion percentage of 98.0% and an average of 14.1 tackles attempted per 80 minutes.

The younger Gray has set an exceptionally high standard in terms of his consistency, application and work rate and Glasgow have been fortunate to have him in their squad for the last seven seasons.

Glasgow at home to Ulster in the PRO12/14 era:
- 5 wins
- 1 loss
- 2 Try BPs
- 1 Losing BP
- 23 points out of a possible 30 (77%)

Previous match-up:

https://youtu.be/3CXmsDRZDF0


Officials:
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU, 23rd Championship game)
AR1: Mike Adamson (SRU)
AR1: Ian Kenny (SRU)
TMO: Charles Samson (SRU)

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

Matches - 12 (all refs - 147)
Average penalty count - 19.4 per game (all refs - 19.0)
Home penalty percentage - 50% (all refs - 53%)
Average card count - 1.1 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 19 (all refs - 22)

This will be Mr Berry's third visit to Scotstoun during his time in the PRO14. His Danes Drive debut saw him hammer the Warriors 15-9 in the crime count in a game against Leinster. Things went a bit better for the home side when the South African whistler took charge when they tackled the Dragons earlier this season - Glasgow only conceded 6 penalties to the visitors' 12. Hopefully the latter match is more in line with how things run for Friday night's fixture!

* Other coverage:

Match re-runs on FreeSports:

Tuesday 9th April at 4.00am
Highlights of all matches in Round 19:

Premier Sports 1 - Sunday 7th April at 9.30pm
FreeSports - Monday 8th April at 10.30pm

Previous Matches with Ulster
Friday May 17 2019
Glasgow Warriors 50 20 Ulster Match Report
Friday April 5 2019
Glasgow Warriors 30 7 Ulster Match Report
Saturday April 21 2018
Ulster 36 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 2 2018
Ulster P P Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday February 18 2017
Ulster 37 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 23 2016
Glasgow Warriors 17 22 Ulster Match Report
Friday March 25 2016
Glasgow Warriors 27 17 Ulster Match Report
Friday February 12 2016
Ulster 13 10 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 22 2015
Glasgow Warriors 16 14 Ulster Match Report
Saturday May 16 2015
Glasgow Warriors 32 10 Ulster Match Report
Saturday October 11 2014
Ulster 29 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 18 2014
Glasgow Warriors 27 9 Ulster Match Report
Friday September 13 2013
Ulster 12 13 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 22 2013
Glasgow Warriors 20 14 Ulster Match Report
Friday January 11 2013
Ulster 23 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 19 2012
Glasgow Warriors 8 19 Ulster Match Report
Friday August 31 2012
Ulster 18 10 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 25 2011
Glasgow Warriors 17 9 Ulster Match Report
Friday September 2 2011
Ulster 28 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 25 2011
Glasgow Warriors 19 22 Ulster Match Report
Friday October 1 2010
Ulster 19 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 16 2010
Glasgow Warriors 25 18 Ulster Match Report
Friday December 4 2009
Ulster 13 25 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 17 2009
Glasgow Warriors 19 20 Ulster Match Report
Saturday March 7 2009
Ulster 12 0 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday May 3 2008
Ulster 24 35 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 2 2007
Glasgow Warriors 25 6 Ulster Match Report
Friday April 27 2007
Ulster 10 24 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday January 6 2007
Glasgow Warriors 8 19 Ulster Match Report
Saturday April 15 2006
Glasgow Warriors 18 27 Ulster Match Report
Saturday January 7 2006
Ulster 25 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 4 2005
Ulster 30 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday October 16 2004
Glasgow Warriors 34 20 Ulster Match Report
Friday February 20 2004
Glasgow Warriors 27 25 Ulster Match Report
Friday November 14 2003
Glasgow Warriors 13 20 Ulster Match Report
Friday September 12 2003
Ulster 33 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report