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February 22, 2020

Glasgow Warriors v Dragons

Posted by Editor on February 22, 2020 01:12 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Aki Seiuli is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's PRO14 meeting with Dragons at Scotstoun.

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 22nd February 2020
Live on Premier Sports 1

- This is the oldest 23 (average age of 28.5) that Glasgow have fielded in the last three seasons. Will that veteran experience prove crucial?
- It's Dobie's Debut as Jamie makes his first start for the Warriors.
- After his late arrival this season, new boy Aki Seiuli has made himself an integral part of the Glasgow side and he is the Warrior to Watch.
- From Glasgow's full-time squad of 52 there are just 4 available players who are not included in the 23 for the game against the Dragons.

Teams

Glasgow Warriors

15 Glenn Bryce

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Huw Jones
12 Nick Grigg
11 Ratu Tagive

10 Peter Horne
9 Jamie Dobie

1 Aki Seiuli
2 Grant Stewart
3 Oli Kebble
4 Robert Harley
5 Tim Swinson
6 Leone Nakarawa
7 Callum Gibbins (Captain)
8 Ryan Wilson

Substitutes

16 Mesu Dolokoto
17 Alex Allan
18 Ewan McQuillan
19 Andrew Davidson
20 Chris Fusaro
21 Nick Frisby
22 Ruaridh Jackson
23 Nikola Matawalu

Dragons

15 Joe Goodchild

14 Jared Rosser
13 Adam Warren
12 Jack Dixon
11 Ashton Hewitt

10 Sam Davies
9 Rhodri Williams (Captain)

1 Brok Harris
2 Ellis Shipp
3 Lloyd Fairbrother
4 Joe Davies
5 Matthew Screech
6 Huw Taylor
7 Ollie Griffiths
8 Harrison Keddie

Substitutes

16 Rhys Lawrence
17 Josh Reynolds
18 Aaron Jarvis
19 Max Williams
20 Taine Basham
21 Tavis Knoyle
22 Jacob Botica
23 Connor Edwards

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

Glasgow Greetings:
Jamie Dobie will be just 18 years and 197 days old when he makes his first start for the Warriors on Saturday night. The youngest player to start a match for the club is Matt Fagerson who was 18 years and 84 days when he wore the number 7 shirt against Zebre in 2016.

Fun fact when Dragons' prop Brok Harris made his first pro start (for Western Province in the Currie Cup) Jamie Dobie was 5 years old...

Ewan McQuillan could become Warrior number 310 if he makes it off the bench. The prop is on loan from the Southern Knights in the Super 6 and gets a big chance with 4 Glasgow tightheads unavailable.

Matchday Milestones:
This will be the 100th game for Glasgow in the PRO14 for Tommy Seymour (he also played for Ulster on 7 occasions in what was at the time the Magners League before joining the Warriors).

Warrior to Watch:
While Aki Seiuli may not have arrived in Glasgow until the start of November and not made his debut until the very end of that month he's been ever present since then. He's even managed to become a main contributor to the club band, the Scrumbags!

On the field his scrummaging has been powerful. It's his aggressive, energetic work in the loose that really stands out though. He averages 14 carries and 17 tackles per 80 minutes. That combined workload of 31 per 80 mins is only topped among the current squad by the insane levels of Jonny Gray. It's never easy settling into a new club but Aki has hit the ground sprinting and has made a real difference to the squad.

Glasgow at home to Dragons in the PRO12/14 era:
- 6 wins
- 1 loss
- 4 try BPs
- 28 points out of a possible 35 (80%)

Previous match-up at Scotstoun:

Officials:
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU, 19th championship appearance)
AR1: Ian Kenny (SRU)
AR1: Oisin Quinn (IRFU)
TMO: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

Mr Gallagher's regular season record for 2018/19 in the PRO14:
Matches - 5 (all refs - 147)
Average penalty count - 22.4 per game (all refs - 18.4)
Home penalty percentage - 50% (all refs - 52%)
Average card count - 1.4 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 16.0 (all refs - 19)

There's a second trip of the season to Scotstoun for Mr Gallagher who will no doubt revel in the warm friendship and bonhomie extended from the stands to all match officials. And by warm friendship I mean catcalls and booing - and by bonhomie I mean chants of "Are you Clancy in disguise?"

In terms of performance, it's perhaps best to prepare for the whistle to be heard pretty frequently. Certainly, none of the PRO14's other regular refs averaged more than the 22.4 offences per game Mr Gallagher spotted last season. He awarded 24 pens last time he was at Scotstoun for the game against Cardiff Blues. The Warriors were on the right side of the crime count (14 for v 10 against with a yellow card for the visitors) and they'll be looking to be similarly in sync with the ref on Saturday.

Previous Matches with Dragons
Saturday February 22 2020
Glasgow Warriors 34 19 Dragons Match Report
Saturday October 26 2019
Dragons 18 5 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 29 2018
Glasgow Warriors 29 13 Dragons Match Report
Friday February 9 2018
Dragons 15 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday August 25 2017
Dragons 23 40 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday March 4 2017
Glasgow Warriors 47 17 Dragons Match Report
Friday September 30 2016
Dragons 17 26 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Thursday February 25 2016
Newport Gwent Dragons 15 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 16 2015
Glasgow Warriors 29 15 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Sunday November 30 2014
Glasgow Warriors 19 15 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Saturday September 20 2014
Newport Gwent Dragons 13 33 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday February 23 2014
Newport Gwent Dragons 24 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 22 2013
Glasgow Warriors 8 23 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday February 15 2013
Dragons 3 60 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 2 2012
Glasgow Warriors 37 6 Dragons Match Report
Sunday December 4 2011
Newport Gwent Dragons 14 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 7 2011
Glasgow Warriors 24 19 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday February 25 2011
Glasgow Warriors 16 16 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Sunday January 23 2011
Newport Gwent Dragons 16 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 8 2010
Glasgow Warriors 21 13 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Sunday September 12 2010
Newport Gwent Dragons 23 11 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday April 4 2010
Glasgow Warriors 27 19 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday January 15 2010
Glasgow Warriors 29 25 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday October 16 2009
Newport Gwent Dragons 22 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 18 2009
Newport Gwent Dragons 30 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday January 25 2009
Glasgow Warriors 13 10 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday January 9 2009
Glasgow Warriors 20 25 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Saturday October 11 2008
Newport Gwent Dragons 32 22 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 5 2008
Newport Gwent Dragons 6 12 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday March 30 2008
Dragons 14 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday January 4 2008
Glasgow Warriors 16 18 Dragons Match Report
Friday March 2 2007
Newport Gwent Dragons 13 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 1 2006
Glasgow Warriors 23 24 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday April 28 2006
Newport Gwent Dragons 32 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 2 2005
Glasgow Warriors 15 21 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Saturday January 22 2005
Gwent Dragons 21 16 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 24 2004
Glasgow Warriors 29 38 Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday March 5 2004
Glasgow Warriors 48 20 Gwent Dragons Match Report
Sunday October 12 2003
Gwent Dragons 27 5 Glasgow Warriors Match Report