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November 02, 2020

Glasgow Warriors v Leinster

Posted by Editor on November 2, 2020 05:40 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Peter Horne and brother George are the Warriors to Watch
Disco looks ahead to this evening's PRO14 encounter at Scotstoun where Glasgow Warriors take on Leinster.

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 8.15 at Scotstoun Stadium
Monday 2nd November 2020
Live on Premier Sports 1

- The Warriors' last league defeat at Scotstoun was inflicted by Leinster on their most recent trip to Glasgow in November 2019.
- The 2019/20 champions have won 22 consecutive matches in the league and don't appear to let their standards slip no matter who is selected.
- Siblings George and Peter Horne are the Warriors to Watch

Teams

Glasgow Warriors

15 Huw Jones

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Nick Grigg
12 Sam Johnson
11 Nikola Matawalu

10 Peter Horne
9 George Horne

1 Aki Seiuli
2 Grant Stewart
3 D'arcy Rae
4 Robert Harley
5 Hamish Bain
6 Ryan Wilson (Captain)
7 Tom Gordon
8 TJ Ioane

Substitutes

16 George Turner
17 Alex Allan
18 Enrique Pieretto
19 Chris Fusaro
20 Fotu Lokotui
21 Jamie Dobie
22 Brandon Thomson
23 Ratu Tagive

Leinster

15 Jimmy O'Brien

14 Cian Kelleher
13 Rory O'Loughlin
12 Tommy O'Brien
11 Dave Kearney

10 Harry Byrne
9 Luke McGrath

1 Peter Dooley
2 James Tracy
3 Michael Bent
4 Ross Molony
5 Devin Toner
6 Josh Murphy
7 Scott Penny
8 Rhys Ruddock (Captain)

Substitutes

16 Dan Sheehan
17 Michael Milne
18 Tom Clarkson
19 Jack Dunne
20 Scott Fardy
21 Hugh O'Sullivan
22 David Hawkshaw
23 Dan Leavy

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

Glasgow Greetings:
Warriors' fans will be able to give Hamish Bain, TJ Ioane, Enrique Pieretto and Fotu Lokotui a warm welcome as they make their home debuts for the club. Wait, no they won't... See you in a few months' time lads!

Matchday Milestones:
Nikola Matawalu will make his 100th appearance in the PRO14 having played his first game in the competition back in October 2012 against Cardiff Blues. Niko has saved some of his maddest stuff for games against Leinster, so here's hoping the mercurial winger is on top form and bringing all the positive actions on Monday night.

Warriors to Watch:
Brothers George and Peter Horne will be starting together at 9 and 10 for the 4th time in Glasgow's last dozen matches. With an all international backline outside them the siblings will have a crucial role to play in unleashing all of that talent.

George will be tasked with marshalling his forwards in the face of what will be an intensely disciplined Leinster pack. The wee scrum half can't really get in there himself (although he does enjoy digging in at the back of mauls occasionally) but he can boss his big men into the right positions and make sure they know when he wants the ball.

Pete will the key decision maker on the pitch for the Warriors. Leinster are likely to try and retain any possession outwith their own 22 and look to work their way up the pitch either through contestable kicks or the simple expedient of grinding out yards through their pack. Pete has to make the right calls when to keep possession and when to push the opposition as deep as possible so that there's some chance of Glasgow seeing the ball again.

Glasgow at home to Leinster in the PRO14 era:
- 5 wins
- 1 draw
- 2 losses
- 2 try BPs
- 1 losing BP
- 25 points out of a possible 40 (62%)

Previous match-up:

I mean you could watch last season's 'highlights' (maybe ditch it after Ruaridh Jackson's moustachioed try double) or you could opt to watch Niko going full Niko from three years ago - your choice...

Officials:
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
AR1: Dunx McClement (SRU)
AR2: Finlay Brown (SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Mr Whitehouse's regular season record for 2019/20 in the PRO14:
Matches - 7 (all refs - 101)
Average penalty count - 22.0 per game (all refs - 19.1)
Home penalty percentage - 56% (all refs - 48%)
Average card count - 1.4 per game (all refs - 1.3)
Penalties per card - 15 (all refs - 15)

There was a spell when Mr Whitehouse was regularly taking charge of Glasgow games - particularly against Irish opposition - but it has been more than 18 months since the Welsh whistler was last spotted at Scotstoun.

Still just 30 years old, since his last Warriors' outing Mr Whitehouse seems to have taken a slight change in direction. Most young refs start out with high penalty and card counts which reduce over time as they learn to manage the game (in the style of Mr Owens and the recently retired Mr Clancy). In contrast the older, more worldly-wise version of Mr Whitehouse is handing out more penalties and more cards.

Leinster are nearly always among the sides in the PRO14 that get pinged least for offences. Glasgow will need to match them on Monday night if they are to have any chance of bringing the champions' lengthy winning streak to an end.

Previous Matches with Leinster
Friday February 28 2020
Leinster 55 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
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