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August 22, 2020

Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh

Posted by Editor on August 22, 2020 11:39 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Zander Fagerson is the Warrior to Watch
As the PRO14 returns to action Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's trip to Murrayfield to take on Edinburgh.

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

KO 5.15 at BT Murryfield
Saturday 22nd August 2020
Live on Premier Sports 1

- This is the 29th match in the 1872 Cup series. Glasgow have won 15, Edinburgh 12 and there has been 1 draw.
- Less than half (14) of the starting XVs return from the Warriors' previous home leg in this series, at Scotstoun in December.
- Huw Jones will be making his 18th start at Murrayfield (Glasgow and Scotland matches). In the previous 17 games he has scored 10 tries.
- There are only two occasions in the past three seasons when Glasgow have selected a heavier pack than the 922kg unit that will start this fixture

Teams

Glasgow Warriors

15 Huw Jones

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Nick Grigg
12 Peter Horne
11 Ratu Tagive

10 Adam Hastings
9 Ali Price

1 Oli Kebble
2 Fraser Brown (Captain)
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Richie Gray
5 Scott Cummings
6 Robert Harley
7 Matt Fagerson
8 Ryan Wilson

Substitutes

16 George Turner
17 Dylan Evans
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Kiran McDonald
20 Tom Gordon
21 George Horne
22 Nikola Matawalu
23 Glenn Bryce

Edinburgh

15 Blair Kinghorn

14 Eroni Sau
13 Mark Bennett
12 Chris Dean
11 Duhan van der Merwe

10 Jaco van der Walt
9 Nic Groom

1 Rory Sutherland
2 Stuart McInally (Captain)
3 Willem Nel
4 Andrew Davidson
5 Grant Gilchrist
6 Luke Crosbie
7 Hamish Watson
8 Viliame Mata

Substitutes

16 Mike Willemse
17 Pierre Schoeman
18 Simon Berghan
19 Jamie Hodgson
20 Nick Haining
21 Charlie Shiel
22 Nathan Chamberlain
23 George Taylor

Head-to-Head

15 ADV Edinburgh

14 ADV Glasgow
13 ADV Edinburgh
12 ADV Glasgow
11 ADV Edinburgh

10 ADV Glasgow
9 ADV Glasgow

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

Substitutes

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

Tale of the Tape:

BACKS

Tries
Glasgow Warriors 120
Edinburgh 82

Appearances
Glasgow Warriors 554
Edinbugh 344

1872 Cup appearances
Glasgow Warriors 53
Edinbugh 25

Average age
Glasgow Warriors 28.4
Edinbugh 27.2

Capped players
Glasgow Warriors 6
Edinbugh 3

FORWARDS

Pack weight
Glasgow Warriors 922kg
Edinbugh 896kg

Appearances
Glasgow Warriors 810
Edinbugh 727

1872 Cup appearances
Glasgow Warriors 78
Edinbugh 58

Average age
Glasgow Warriors 27.8
Edinbugh 28.4

Capped players
Glasgow Warriors 7
Edinbugh 6

SUBSTITUTES

Appearances
Glasgow Warriors 366
Edinbugh 190

1872 Cup appearances
Glasgow Warriors 30
Edinbugh 24

Average age
Glasgow Warriors 27.6
Edinbugh 25.4

Capped players
Glasgow Warriors 4
Edinbugh 2

Glasgow Greetings / Edinburgh Introductions:

Club debuts:
Surprise inclusion Dylan Evans could become the first player to make their Warriors' debut against Edinburgh since 2012 when Jonny Gray took his bow. Andrew Davidson and Nathan Chamberlain should both make their first appearances for Edinburgh.

More than eight years after he last played a game against Edinburgh, Richie Gray returns for his Glasgow Warriors' re-debut.

1872 Cup debuts:
Dylan Evans
Glenn Bryce *
Eroni Sau
Andrew Davidson
Jamie Hodgson
Nick Haining
Nathan Chemberlain

* 1872 Cup debut for Glasgow - Glenn played twice for Edinburgh in this series during the period that he was exiled on the East coast in between spells with the Warriors.

Glenn will become the 9th man to appear for both sides of the M8 divide in 1872 Cup matches, following in the footsteps of:

Glasgow then Edinburgh - John Barclay, Mark Bennett, Henry Pyrgos, Duncan Weir, Jamie Bhatti.
Edinburgh then Glasgow - Grayson Hart, Lee Jones, George Turner.

Once A Warrior / Erstwhile Edinburghers:
Warriors' numbers 193 (Mark Bennett - 66 apps); and 298 (Andrew Davidson - 8 apps) will be on the opposing side on Saturday. George Turner and Glenn Bryce (14 and 31 games respectively for Edinburgh) have traversed the M8 in the opposite direction.

Matchday Milestones:
This week it was confirmed that Glenn Bryce will be a Warrior until at least the end of 2020. The full back is in line to feature in his 50th PRO14 match on Saturday. In a nice bit of synchronicity this will be his 25th game in the competition for Glasgow with his other 25 coming during his time in Edinburgh.

Warriors to Watch / Edinburghers to Eyeball:
There is a distinct possibility that the four starting props for Saturday's game will also be the quartet that Gregor Townsend favours for his Scotland matchday squads this Autumn. Zander Fagerson and Willem Nel have been the top choices at tighthead for while now with the younger man just starting to ease past the veteran for the starter's role.

On the loosehead side, Rory Sutherland exploded back onto the international scene during the Six Nations, putting a near four year gap between Tests behind him style with some powerful performances. Oli Kebble has recently completed his three year residency and the South African born prop will almost certainly seal his Scottish qualified status with caps in October and November.

The Edinburgh pairing probably have the edge at scrum time, conceding around a third fewer penalties than their Glasgow counterparts in the most recent completed PRO14 season. The Weegies should have the edge in the loose though with the Kebble / Fagerson duo contributing nearly 10% more carries and tackles. All in all it should make for a fascinating battle around the park with Townsend and new Scotland forwards' coach John Dalziel likely to be very interested spectators.

Glasgow at home to Edinburgh in the PRO12/14 era:
- 7 wins
- 3 losses *
- 2 Try BPs
- 1 Losing BP
- 31 points out of a possible 50 (62%)
* 1 of the 'home' losses was played at Murrayfield

Most recent match-up:

Officials:
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 44th championship appearance)
AR1: Sam Grove-White (SRU)
AR2: Finlay Brown (SRU)
TMO: Neil Patterson (SRU)

Mr Adamson's regular season record for 2018/19 in the PRO14:
Matches - 13 (all refs - 147)
Average penalty count - 17.2 per game (all refs - 18.4)
Home penalty percentage - 51% (all refs - 53%)
Average card count - 1.0 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 16 (all refs - 19)

Mr Adamson's penalty count has crept up slightly to 18.5 during the current campaign but he's still solidly middle of the pack among PRO14 officials. That said he did dish out 24 penalties when these two teams met at Murrayfield in December and with this being the first time both sides have played under the new law guidance at the breakdown there's a strong chance of a relatively high crime count.

Previous Matches with Edinburgh
Friday August 28 2020
Edinburgh 3 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday August 22 2020
Edinburgh 30 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 28 2019
Edinburgh 29 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 21 2019
Glasgow Warriors 20 16 Edinburgh Match Report
Saturday May 30 2020
Edinburgh P P Glasgow Warriors Match Report
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