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August 28, 2020

Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors

Posted by Editor on August 28, 2020 05:52 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Robert Harley is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's return to Murrayfield to take on Edinburgh in their final game of the 2019/2020 PRO14 season.

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 7.35 at BT Murrayfield
Friday 28th August 2020
Live on Premier Sports 1

- There is only one player in the Glasgow lineup (Enrique Pierreto) who is not Scottish qualified. Edinburgh have named five NSQ but that includes Jaco van der Walt and Pierre Schoeman who will both be eligible for Scotland within the next eleven months.
- 29 of the 46 players on show have progressed through the Scotland under 20s setup, including 7 from the group who achieved the age grade side's best ever finish of 5th at the World Rugby U20 Championships in 2017.
- This will be the first time Edinburgh and Glasgow have played a competitive match outwith the 1872 Cup series since 22nd December 2006.

Teams

Edinburgh

15 Blair Kinghorn

14 Darcy Graham
13 James Johnstone
12 Chris Dean (Captain)
11 Duhan van der Merwe

10 Nathan Chamberlain
9 Charlie Shiel

1 Pierre Schoeman
2 Mike Willemse
3 Simon Berghan
4 Nick Haining
5 Jamie Hodgson
6 Magnus Bradbury
7 Hamish Watson
8 Viliame Mata

Substitutes

16 Stuart McInally
17 Rory Sutherland
18 WP Nel
19 Marshall Sykes
20 Luke Crosbie
21 Roan Frostwick
22 Jaco van der Walt
23 Matt Gordon

Glasgow Warriors

15 Huw Jones

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Nick Grigg
12 Stafford McDowall
11 Ratu Tagive

10 Adam Hastings
9 George Horne

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

Substitutes

16 George Turner
17 Charlie Capps
18 Enrique Pieretto
19 Robert Harley
20 Chris Fusaro
21 Ali Price
22 Peter Horne
23 Robbie Nairn

Head-to-Head:

15 ADV Edinburgh

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

10 ADV Glasgow Warriors
9 ADV Glasgow Warriors

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

Substitutes

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

Tale of the Tape:

BACKS

Tries
Edinburgh 93
Glasgow Warriors 113

Appearances
Edinburgh 332
Glasgow Warriors 380

Average age
Edinburgh 24.6
Glasgow Warriors 26.9

Capped players
Edinburgh 2
Glasgow Warriors 5

FORWARDS

Pack weight
Edinburgh 890kg
Glasgow Warriors 905kg

Appearances
Edinburgh 414
Glasgow Warriors 605

Average age
Edinburgh 27.4
Glasgow Warriors 27.0

Capped players
Edinburgh 5
Glasgow Warriors 6

SUBSTITUTES

Appearances
Edinburgh 461
Glasgow Warriors 723

Average age
Edinburgh 26.2
Glasgow Warriors 27.5

Capped players
Edinburgh 3
Glasgow Warriors 6

Glasgow Greetings / Edinburgh Introductions:
There are no less then five club debutants among the substitutes for the two teams. Marshall Sykes, Roan Frostwick and Matt Gordon are in line for their first appearances for Edinburgh. Glasgow's replacement props Charlie Capps and Enrique Pierreto could be become Warrior numbers 312 and 313 when they join the fray at Murrayfield.

Matchday Milestones:
Fraser Brown will be the 48th player to rack up 100 appearances for Glasgow in the professional era and will join the ranks of the Warrior Centurions. The man who was once on Edinburgh's books has been a powerful presence since making his Glasgow debut back in February 2013 against Zebre (as a replacement for no less than 2-time Grand Slam of Darts winner Gerwyn Price) and leads from the front with his outstanding work rate.

James Johnstone will mark his 50th game for Edinburgh. Jinky actually first played for the club as far back as September 2015 but it's only really under Richard Cockerill that he has blossomed into an all-round threat in attack and defence at outside centre.

Warrior to Watch / Edinburgher to Eyeball:
With nothing tangible on the line for either side there's a chance to look at one of the more esoteric issues still at hand. There is a final chance this season for one of the most remarkable scoring streaks in Scottish rugby to continue. Despite only boasting a grand total of 11 tries in 231 career matches for Glasgow, Robert Harley has the opportunity to become the first player in the club's history to score in ten consecutive seasons.

Rob has scored a solitary try in every campaign he has played for the Warriors bar 2013/14 and 2017/18 when he went a bit mad and scored two in each. It's coming down to the wire as to whether the Ginger Ninja will secure his annual trip across the whitewash but he does have a habit of leaving it late. He waited until the final fixture of the 2014/15 season to bag his try (a fairly memorable effort against Munster); it was the three games from the end of the season in 2016/17; and the second last match (a playoff semi-final against Ulster) in 2018/19.

Glasgow away to Edinburgh during the PRO12/14 era:
- 3 wins
- 1 draw
- 6 losses
- 1 losing bonus point
- 15 points out of a possible 50 (30%)

Previous match-up:

Officials:
Referee: Ben Blain (SRU, 6th championship appearance)
AR1: Sam Grove-White (SRU)
AR2: Graeme Ormiston (SRU)
TMO: Neil Paterson (SRU)

Mr Blain's regular season record for 2018/19 in the PRO14:
Matches - 2 (all refs - 147)
Average penalty count - 18.5 per game (all refs - 19.0)
Home penalty percentage - 35% (all refs - 53%)
Average card count - 0.5 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 37 (all refs - 22)

Mr Blain had a busy night on his last outing in the PRO14 - the Glasgow v Edinburgh game at Scotstoun in December. He sin binned Ruaridh Jackson, Viliame Mata, Stuart McInally and George Turner in the space of 28 minutes before topping things off with a fifth yellow card, this time for Nic Groom, five minutes from time.

With 25 penalties in that match it will be interesting to see how high the crime count is this time round under the new law applications at the breakdown which have seen referees in general much quicker on the whistle to penalise players.

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