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April 26, 2019

Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh

Posted by Editor on April 26, 2019 08:48 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Fraser Brown is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's crunch PRO14 meeting with Edinburgh at Scotstoun.

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
Saturday 27th April
Live on Premier Sports 1 *

- This is the 26th match in the 1872 Cup series. Glasgow have won 13, Edinburgh 11 and there has been 1 draw.
30 of the 46 players were in the matchday squads for these sides' previous encounter at Scotstoun in December.
- Both teams have made 2 changes in the backs from the last Glasgow v Edinburgh match. In the forwards only Jonny Gray and Matt Fagerson return for the Warriors whereas the visitors' pack's only change is John Barclay in for Jamie Ritchie.
- Until their remarkable comeback win at Parc Y Scarlets a few weeks ago, the game at Scotstoun in December was Edinburgh's only away win in this season's PRO14.
- Fraser Brown is the 37th player to be named to captain Glasgow and the first new skipper since Callum Gibbins 18 months ago.

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 Jamie Bhatti
2 Fraser Brown (Captain)
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Scott Cummings
5 Jonny Gray
6 Robert Harley
7 Tom Gordon
8 Matt Fagerson

Substitutes

16 Grant Stewart
17 Alex Allan
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Tevita Tameilau
20 Ryan Wilson
21 George Horne
22 Peter Horne
23 Rory Hughes

Edinburgh

15 Darcy Graham

14 Dougie Fife
13 James Johnstone
12 Chris Dean
11 Duhan van der Merwe

10 Simon Hickey
9 Henry Pyrgos

1 Pierre Schoeman
2 Stuart McInally (Captain)
3 WP Nel
4 Ben Toolis
5 Grant Gilchrist
6 John Barclay
7 Hamish Watson
8 Viliame Mata

Substitutes

16 Ross Ford
17 Rory Sutherland
18 Simon Berghan
19 Callum Hunter-Hill
20 Magnus Bradbury
21 Charlie Shiel
22 Jason Baggott
23 Mark Bennett

Head-to-Head

15 ADV Glasgow Warriors

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

10 ADV Glasgow Warriors
9 ADV Glasgow Warriors

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

Substitutes

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

Tale of the Tape:

BACKS

Tries
Glasgow Warriors - 134
Edinburgh - 77

Appearances
Glasgow Warriors - 520
Edinburgh - 352

1872 Cup appearances
Glasgow Warriors - 44
Edinburgh - 32

Average age
Glasgow Warriors - 26.8
Edinburgh - 26.3

Capped players
Glasgow Warriors - 6
Edinburgh - 3

FORWARDS

Pack weight
Glasgow Warriors - 895kg
Edinburgh - 894kg

Appearances
Glasgow Warriors - 623
Edinburgh - 698

1872 Cup appearances
Glasgow Warriors - 54
Edinburgh - 58

Average age
Glasgow Warriors - 24.8
Edinburgh - 28.8

Capped players
Glasgow Warriors - 6
Edinburgh - 7

SUBSTITUTES

Appearances
Glasgow Warriors - 566
Edinburgh - 445

1872 Cup appearances
Glasgow Warriors - 38
Edinburgh - 32

Average age
Glasgow Warriors - 26.4
Edinburgh - 25.9

Capped players
Glasgow Warriors - 7
Edinburgh - 5

Glasgow Greetings / Edinburgh Introductions:

1872 Cup debuts:
Kyle Steyn
Tom Gordon
Tevita Tameilau
Rory Hughes
John Barclay*
Charlie Shiel
Jason Baggott

* 1872 Cup debut for Edinburgh - JB of course has 10 appearances in this particular fixture for Glasgow. His last Cup match was on 1 January 2012 at Firhill when the Warriors won 17 - 12.

Glasgow fans get to welcome back Ryan Wilson after a 104 day absence from Scotstoun. The skipper will be in the unusual position of coming off the bench. It will be two days short of three years since he last did that for the Warriors. On that previous occasion he replaced Leone Nakarawa for the final 2 minutes during the big Fijian's last home appearance for the club.

Once A Warrior / Erstwhile Edinburghers:
Warriors' numbers 133 (John Barclay - 152 appearances); 184 (Henry Pyrgos - 147 apps); 193 (Mark Bennett - 66 apps); 271 (Callum Hunter-Hill - 1 app) will all be on the opposing side on Saturday. Alex Allan (5 appearances for Edinburgh) has made the reverse journey.

The likes of James Johnstone (Glasgow EDP); Tom Gordon (Edinburgh's Academy); Ross Ford (contracted to Glasgow); Fraser Brown (contracted to Edinburgh); and Charlie Shiel (pre-season friendly for Glasgow) have been on the alternative side of the M8 divide from their current location without ever making a competitive appearance for the other team. Basically there is a heck of a lot of crossover between Scotland's two pro sides!

Matchday Milestones:
Two of Scottish rugby's most in form players celebrate significant milestones with Hamish Watson playing his 100th game for Edinburgh and Sam Johnson featuring for the 50th time for Glasgow.

Tommy Seymour and Stuart McInally will both be making their 100th appearances in the PRO14 on Saturday. Tommy's first 7 games in the league came as an Ulster player back in 2010/11. In a nice bit of synchronicity his last match for his former side (in what was then the Magners League) was against Glasgow at Firhill. His first appearance for the Warriors was 5 months later - against Ulster at Ravenhill!

Warrior to Watch / Edinburgher to Eyeball:
Gregor Townsend must thank his lucky stars that he has two hookers of the class of Stuart McInally and Fraser Brown to select for Scotland duty. In recent times it's been Rambo who has mostly worn the number 2 shirt for the national side with Fraser coming off the bench to ensure there's no real drop off in quality.

The two skippers will go head to head for the first time this season. Stuart was at his rampaging best in the last match at Scotstoun, notching up 11 tackles, 11 carries and a crucial try for his side. Fraser was absent that day (and at Murrayfield the week before) and his influence on how Glasgow play should not be understated. Injuries and international duty have curtailed his game time but when he has been on the pitch he's averaged a whopping 13 carries and 15 tackles per 80 minutes.

All to play for then and it's great to see outstanding players pushing each other to new heights.

Glasgow at home to Edinburgh in the PRO12/14 era:
- 5 wins
- 3 losses *
- 1 Try BP
- 1 Losing BP
- 22 points out of a possible 40 (55%)
* 1 of the 'home' losses was played at Murrayfield
In the Dave Rennie era Glasgow have dropped more home points in two fixtures against Edinburgh (6 pts) than in their other 18 PRO14 matches at Scotstoun (3 pts).

Most recent match-up:

For some stats from that game fixture check out On Top Of The Moon's page in the matchday programme!

Officials:
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 34th competition game)
AR1: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
AR2: David Sutherland (SRU)
TMO: Neil Patterson (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).

Mr Adamson has taken charge of 26 PRO14 regular season fixtures over the past two years - that's more than any other official. All that gametime seems to have mellowed him and this season he is only averaging 17.7 penalties per match. That's moving him much closer to the sphere of experienced game managers like George Clancy (16.7 ppm) and Nigel Owens (13.5 ppm). It will be interesting to see how he runs things on Saturday.

(Additional ref stats from http://www.cardiffrfcfans.com)

* Other coverage:

Match re-run on FreeSports:

Monday 29th April at 4.00am
Highlights of all matches in Round 12:

Premier Sports 1 - Sunday 28th April at 9.45pm
FreeSports - Monday 29th April at 8.00pm

Previous Matches with Edinburgh
Saturday April 27 2019
Glasgow Warriors 34 10 Edinburgh Match Report
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