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November 30, 2019

Glasgow Warriors v Leinster

Posted by Editor on November 30, 2019 01:51 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Ryan Wilson is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Leinster's visit to Scotstoun to face Glasgow Warriors on PRO14 business.

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

KO 7.35 at Scotstoun Stadium
Saturday 30th November 2019
Live on Premier Sports 2

- With Leinster fielding an entirely different XV to the one that defeated Lyon away last week the head to heads favour a Warriors' side that is closer to full strength. This youthful Leinster team has been flying in the league so Glasgow have to be wary.
- Returning to number 8, captain Ryan Wilson is the Warrior to Watch.
- It's been more than 2 years since Leinster last played at Scotstoun.
- This rematch of the PRO14 championship game 6 months ago features 5 of the Glasgow starters from that fixture and...err...not a single one of the Leinster side that kicked off the final.

Teams

Glasgow Warriors

15 Ruaridh Jackson

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Huw Jones
12 Sam Johnson
11 Nikola Matawalu

10 Peter Horne
9 Ali Price

1 Oli Kebble
2 George Turner
3 D'arcy Rae
4 Tim Swinson
5 Jonny Gray
6 Robert Harley
7 Chris Fusaro
8 Ryan Wilson (Captain)

Substitutes

16 Grant Stewart
17 Aki Seiuli
18 Adam Nicol
19 Kiran McDonald
20 Adam Ashe
21 Nick Frisby
22 Stafford McDowall
23 Kyle Steyn

Leinster

15 Hugo Keenan

14 Adam Byrne
13 Jimmy O'Brien
12 Conor O'Brien
11 Cian Kelleher

10 Ross Byrne
9 Jamison Gibson-Park

1 Peter Dooley
2 James Tracy
3 Michael Bent
4 Ross Molony (Captain)
5 Devin Toner
6 Josh Murphy
7 Will Connors
8 Caelan Doris

Substitutes

16 Bryan Byrne
17 Ed Byrne
18 Jack Aungier
19 Oisin Dowling
20 Scott Penny
21 Hugh O'Sullivan
22 Ciaran Frawley
23 Fergus McFadden

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

Glasgow Greetings:
Welcome aboard to Aki Seiuli who will become Warrior number 308 when he joins the game from the bench. The big loosehead should provide some good impact with his ball-carrying late on.
Nearly 7 months have passed since Adam Ashe's last appearance at Scotstoun in a competitive match. He'll be another physical presence among the substitutes - which may prove crucial if this is as tight as many Glasgow and Leinster games have been in the past.

Matchday Milestones:
Tim Swinson will make his 100th appearance in the PRO14 having played his first game in the competition back in September 2012 against Connacht.

Warrior to Watch:
Captain Ryan Wilson will be in Glasgow's number 8 shirt for just the second time in the last 12 months. The emergence of Matt Fagerson, in particular, has seen Ryan specialise almost exclusively at blindside flanker. Saturday's game, and that role at the back of the scrum, will provide an opportunity to get the ball in his hands a bit more frequently.

It's not an area he's struggled with in the early part of the season it has to be said and he's averaged over 10 carries per 80 minutes since returning from RWC action. There have also been some crucial contributions at the lineout where he's an excellent option - only Kiran McDonald averages more takes per game for the Warriors' in the early part of the 2019/20 campaign.

Glasgow at home to Leinster in the PRO14 era:
- 5 wins
- 1 draw
- 1 loss
- 2 try BPs
- 1 losing BP
- 25 points out of a possible 35 (71%)

Previous match-up:

Yes you are allowed to spend 10 minutes rewatching Niko's try*

Officials:
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
AR1: Mike Adamson (SRU)
AR1: Adam Jones (WRU)
TMO: John Mason (WRU)

Mr Evans' regular season record for 2018/19 in the PRO14:
Matches - 3 (all refs - 147)
Average penalty count - 23.0 per game (all refs - 18.4)
Home penalty percentage - 64% (all refs - 52%)
Average card count - 1.0 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 17.3 (all refs - 19)

Younger than most of the Glasgow backline, Mr Evans is one of the league's up-and-coming officials. This is his first season on the PRO14's Elite Referee Squad and this may well be the biggest game of his career so far with the top two teams from the last couple of years going head to head.

In common with most young officials he's quick on the whistle, averaging more penalties than any of the PRO14's other regular refs last season and tending to favour the home teams pretty strongly. The Welsh whistler has been to Scotstoun once before for 2017/18's clash with Zebre. This will be a much more challenging fixture to take charge of...

* To me, it's still his try even if it was actually scored by Nick Grigg!

Previous Matches with Leinster
Saturday November 30 2019
Glasgow Warriors 10 23 Leinster Match Report
Saturday May 25 2019
Leinster 18 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday April 13 2019
Leinster 24 39 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday January 14 2018
Leinster 55 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 3 2017
Glasgow Warriors 31 21 Leinster Match Report
Saturday October 21 2017
Glasgow Warriors 18 34 Leinster Match Report
Friday April 28 2017
Leinster 31 30 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 10 2016
Glasgow Warriors 33 25 Leinster Match Report
Friday March 18 2016
Glasgow Warriors 12 6 Leinster Match Report
Saturday December 5 2015
Glasgow Warriors P P Leinster Match Report
Friday October 23 2015
Leinster 23 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 27 2015
Leinster 34 34 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 6 2014
Glasgow Warriors 22 20 Leinster Match Report
Saturday May 31 2014
Leinster 34 12 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday March 1 2014
Leinster 28 25 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 20 2013
Glasgow Warriors 12 6 Leinster Match Report
Saturday May 11 2013
Leinster 17 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday March 23 2013
Leinster 22 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 23 2012
Glasgow Warriors 0 6 Leinster Match Report
Saturday May 12 2012
Leinster 19 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday February 25 2012
Glasgow Warriors 10 10 Leinster Match Report
Sunday January 15 2012
Glasgow Warriors 16 23 Leinster Rugby Match Report
Sunday November 20 2011
Leinster Rugby 38 13 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 17 2011
Leinster 19 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 6 2011
Leinster 38 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 3 2010
Glasgow Warriors 22 19 Leinster Match Report
Friday April 23 2010
Glasgow Warriors 30 6 Leinster Match Report
Thursday March 18 2010
Leinster 20 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday January 8 2010
Leinster P P Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday April 25 2009
Leinster 36 13 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 24 2008
Glasgow Warriors 15 12 Leinster Match Report
Friday March 21 2008
Leinster 34 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 12 2007
Glasgow Warriors 21 17 Leinster Match Report
Friday April 6 2007
Glasgow Warriors 26 20 Leinster Match Report
Friday November 10 2006
Leinster 38 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday May 7 2006
Glasgow Warriors 18 21 Leinster Match Report
Saturday January 14 2006
Leinster 46 22 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday October 30 2005
Glasgow Warriors 20 33 Leinster Match Report
Saturday September 10 2005
Leinster 26 21 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 29 2005
Leinster 33 24 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday April 16 2005
Glasgow Warriors 23 30 Leinster Match Report
Friday November 26 2004
Leinster 22 16 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 2 2004
Leinster Lions 31 30 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 31 2003
Glasgow Warriors 10 31 Leinster Lions Match Report