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October 10, 2020

Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets

Posted by Editor on October 10, 2020 09:32 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Zander Fagerson is the Warrior to Watch
Glasgow Warriors are in PRO14 action against Scarlets at Scotstoun tomorrow.

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 Scotstoun Stadium
Sunday 11th October 2020
Live on Premier Sports 1

- The 232 day gap between matches at Scotstoun is the most for Glasgow since they moved in permanently in 2012* - the previous longest break during that period was 140 days.
- There are just 8 players in the two XVs who also started when these teams last met 1 year and 1 week ago.
- Glasgow have a slight edge in the head to heads but might be relying on their bench to make the difference.
- Zander Fagerson is the Warrior to Watch as he returns to the lineup after an unscheduled week off.

Teams

Glasgow Warriors

15 Huw Jones

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

10 Adam Hastings
9 Ali Price

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

Substitutes

16 George Turner
17 Aki Seiuli
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Richie Gray
20 Chris Fusaro
21 George Horne
22 Peter Horne
23 Nikola Matawalu

Scarlets

15 Leigh Halfpenny

14 Tom Rogers
13 Jonathan Davies (Captain)
12 Johnny Williams
11 Steff Evans

10 Dan Jones
9 Gareth Davies

1 Wyn Jones
2 Ryan Elias
3 Samson Lee
4 Jake Ball
5 Sam Lousi
6 Blade Thomson
7 Josh MacLeod
8 Sione Kalamafoni

Substitutes

16 Ken Owens
17 Phil Price
18 Javan Sebastian
19 Lewis Rawlins
20 James Davies
21 Kieran Hardy
22 Rhys Patchell
23 Steffan Hughes

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

Once A Warrior:
While he never got a Warrior number by playing for the first team, Javan Sebastian was with the club as a partnership player (with Ayr) during the 2015/16 season so he should certainly be familiar with the Scotsoun surroundings.

Matchday Milestones:
Richie Gray will be the third player in the space of eight days to make his 50th appearance for the Warriors. Last weekend Oli Kebble and Gerorge Turner brought up their half centuries a little over 3 years since their debuts. It's taken Richie just a smidgen longer - 4,237 days (or 11.5 years if you prefer) since his own first game for Glasgow back in March 2009.

The machine that is Robert Harley is the first man to yet another milestone, becoming the first Warrior to make 200 starts for the club. As with most appearance stats, Rob is way out in front on this one - second all-time is Graeme Morrison with 156 starts, followed by Al Kellock in third with 152.

Warrior to Watch:
Zander Fagerson's contribution to the Glasgow pack is absolutely crucial. He has developed his scrummaging to the point where he is now likely to be Scotland's first choice for the upcoming internationals. It's his workrate around the pitch that makes the biggest difference though. Last season he averaged 40% more carries + tackles than the Warriors' other tighthead props.

The giant prop is also excellent over the ball at the breakdown, winning some crucial turnovers for the club. Combined with the presence of either Fraser Brown or George Turner at hooker, Zander's abilities allow the coaches to be more flexible in the blend they require from the Glasgow back row. With a single run out for the Warriors prior to Test match duty fans should make the most of the elder Fagerson's performance on Sunday evening!

Glasgow at home to Scarlets in the PRO12/14 era:
- 4 wins
- 4 losses
- 0 Try BPs
- 3 Losing BPs
- 19 points out of a possible 40 (48%)

That return of 48% of available points is the lowest rate for Glasgow at Scotstoun against any club since the inception of the PRO12.

Previous match-up:

Officials:
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 36th Championship game)
AR: Hollie Davidson (SRU)
AR: Ben Blain (SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Mr Murphy's regular season record for 2018/19 in the PRO14:
Matches - 10 (all refs - 147)
Average penalty count - 18.9 per game (all refs - 18.4)
Home penalty percentage - 52% (all refs - 52%)
Average card count - 1.3 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 15 (all refs - 19)

Mr Murphy does like a card - as Alex Allan found to his cost when these two sides met at Scotstoun a couple of years back. Two sin bins for Scarlets' players did mitigate the damage from that early red for Glasgow though.

Previous encounters with the former Connacht player also suggest he has little patience with shenanigans at scrum time. Oli Kebble and Zander Fagerson will need to very clearly show the referee the picture he wants to see if costly penalties are to be avoided.

* Prior to this era of Scotstoun being Glasgow's full-time home there was a rather longer gap of 5,437 days between matches, stretching from an Inter-District fixture against Edinburgh in October 1997 until they played a PRO12 game against Scarlets in September 2012.

Previous Matches with Scarlets
Friday October 4 2019
Glasgow Warriors 21 25 Scarlets Match Report
Saturday December 1 2018
Glasgow Warriors 29 20 Scarlets Match Report
Friday May 18 2018
Glasgow Warriors 13 28 Scarlets Match Report
Saturday April 7 2018
Scarlets 26 8 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 10 2017
Glasgow Warriors 14 26 Scarlets Match Report
Saturday November 5 2016
Scarlets 27 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday April 16 2016
Scarlets 10 46 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 19 2015
Scarlets 6 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 12 2015
Glasgow Warriors 43 6 Scarlets Match Report
Saturday September 5 2015
Glasgow Warriors 10 16 Scarlets Match Report
Friday January 9 2015
Glasgow Warriors 22 7 Scarlets Match Report
Friday November 21 2014
Scarlets 19 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday March 22 2014
Glasgow Warriors 14 6 Scarlets Match Report
Saturday October 5 2013
Scarlets 12 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 12 2013
Scarlets 29 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 7 2012
Glasgow Warriors 13 18 Scarlets Match Report
Thursday February 9 2012
Glasgow Warriors 19 9 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Saturday January 7 2012
Llanelli Scarlets 16 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 22 2011
Glasgow Warriors 29 37 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Friday October 29 2010
Llanelli Scarlets 18 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 7 2010
Llanelli Scarlets 32 37 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday September 13 2009
Glasgow Warriors 19 11 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Saturday April 4 2009
Llanelli Scarlets 21 38 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 26 2008
Glasgow Warriors 34 20 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Friday April 18 2008
Glasgow Warriors 25 23 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Friday February 15 2008
Llanelli Scarlets 30 7 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 16 2007
Glasgow Warriors 30 14 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Friday September 8 2006
Llanelli Scarlets 31 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 12 2006
Glasgow Warriors 17 10 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Sunday October 16 2005
Llanelli Scarlets 24 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday April 9 2005
Llanelli Scarlets 30 57 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday December 12 2004
Llanelli Scarlets 38 22 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday December 5 2004
Glasgow Warriors 26 29 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Friday November 19 2004
Glasgow Warriors 40 29 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report
Saturday May 1 2004
Llanelli Scarlets 36 26 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 28 2003
Glasgow Warriors 18 31 Llanelli Scarlets Match Report