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November 29, 2020

Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors

Posted by Editor on November 29, 2020 06:52 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Nick Grigg is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks at the stats behind the fixture as Glasgow Warriors travel to Wales to take on Cardiff Blues.

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
Rodney Parade
Sunday 29th November 2020
Live on Premier Sports 2

- Glasgow have won 7 of their last 8 league matches away to Cardiff Blues.
- This match will take place at Rodney Parade though. The Warriors have managed victory in 50% of their games at the home of the Dragons over the same period.
- Just 4 Glasgow players remain in the starting lineup from the last time these sides clashed in Wales - Nick Grigg, Peter Horne, Rob Harley and Tom Gordon. 9 of the home side's XV also started that match in February 2019.
- Low to the ground but high on attacking potential, Nick Grigg is the Warrior to Watch.

Teams

Cardiff Blues

15 Matthew Morgan

14 Owen Lane
13 Rey Lee-Lo
12 Ben Thomas
11 Aled Summerhill

10 Jarrod Evans
9 Tomos Williams

1 Brad Thyer
2 Kristian Dacey (Captain)
3 Dmitri Arhip
4 Ben Murphy
5 Rory Thornton
6 James Ratti
7 Gwilym Bradley
8 Josh Turnbull

Substitutes

16 Ethan Lewis
17 Corey Domachowski
18 Keiron Assiratti
19 Alun Lawrence
20 Sam Moore
21 Jamie Hill
22 Mason Grady
23 Hallam Amos

Glasgow Warriors

15 Glenn Bryce

14 Lee Jones
13 Nick Grigg
12 Robbie Fergusson
11 Ratu Tagive

10 Peter Horne
9 Sean Kennedy

1 Aki Seiuli
2 Grant Stewart
3 Enrique Pieretto
4 Lewis Bean
5 Kiran McDonald
6 Robert Harley
7 Tom Gordon
8 Ryan Wilson (Captain)

Substitutes

16 Johnny Matthews
17 Alex Allan
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Fotu Lokotui
20 TJ Ioane
21 Jamie Dobie
22 Brandon Thomson
23 Huw Jones

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

Glasgow Greetings:
A big, big welcome back to Lee Jones. At the start of the 2018/19 season, Lee was well on his way to becoming a Warrior Centurion, having clocked up 80 matches since moving along the M8 from Edinburgh. Injuries have put a hard stop on his Glasgow career in recent times and the winger has made just 2 appearances for the club (totalling 84 minutes of game time) in a little over 2 years. Here's hoping for a flying re-start for the former Scotland 7s star!

Matchday Milestones:
Both Peter Horne and Ryan Wilson will play their 177th games for the Warriors, putting them 3rd equal all-time alongside Graeme Morrison. With a couple of forwards in first and second (Robert Harley makes his 238th appearance on Sunday night; Chris Fusaro - 183 matches) that means Pete is now equal top as the record holder for games played by a Glasgow back.

Warrior to Watch:
His return to action last week may have been brief but there's plenty of reasons to expect a big impact from the shortest player in the Glasgow line-up, Nick Grigg. Since breaking through in 2016-17, Squiggsy has been one of the most consistent performers in the Warriors' backline. He's a player who uses his strength and low centre of gravity to break a remarkable amount of tackles and get the team on the front foot.

On the defensive side he leads the linespeed with low chop tackles. He's pretty handy over the ball too, which can be a real benefit at rucks in the wide areas that the back row might not make it to. It's going forward that is his real strength though and If the Warriors' attack is to spark at Rodney Parade then Nick will need to be one of the primary contributors.

Glasgow away to Cardiff Blues in the PRO12/14 era:
- 7 wins
- 1 loss
- 2 try bonus points
- 1 losing bonus point
- 31 points out of a possible 40 (78%)

Previous match-up away to Cardiff Blues:

Officials:
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 39th competition game)
AR1: Ian Davies (WRU)
AR2: Mike English (WRU)
TMO: Rhys Thomas (WRU)

Mr Murphy's regular season record for 2019/20 in the PRO14:
Matches - 10 (all refs - 101)
Average penalty count - 18.9 per game (all refs - 19.1)
Home penalty percentage - 55% (all refs - 48%)
Average card count - 1.3 per game (all refs - 1.3)
Penalties per card - 15 (all refs - 15)

Nobody took charge of more PRO14 fixtures last season than Mr Murphy. The former scrum half (now there's a position that was born to referee!) has become a regular as the league looks to develop a younger cadre of refs to take over from some of the more experienced officials. This will be the second time this season that the Irish whistler has been the man in the middle for a Glasgow game having also filled the role for the club's only win of the campaign so far - versus Scarlets at Scotstoun.

Previous Matches with Cardiff Blues
Sunday November 29 2020
Cardiff Blues 10 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday October 12 2019
Glasgow Warriors 17 13 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday February 16 2019
Cardiff Blues 34 38 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday January 13 2019
Glasgow Warriors 33 24 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday November 23 2018
Glasgow Warriors 40 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Sunday October 21 2018
Cardiff Blues 12 29 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday December 1 2017
Glasgow Warriors 40 16 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday September 16 2017
Cardiff Blues 19 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday January 7 2017
Glasgow Warriors 29 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 16 2016
Cardiff Blues 23 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday March 6 2016
Glasgow Warriors 27 20 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday November 7 2015
Cardiff Blues 30 35 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 10 2015
Glasgow Warriors 36 17 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Sunday September 14 2014
Cardiff Blues 12 33 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday February 15 2014
Cardiff Blues 20 27 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday December 13 2013
Glasgow Warriors 7 9 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday December 6 2013
Cardiff Blues 29 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 6 2013
Glasgow Warriors 22 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday March 1 2013
Glasgow Warriors 29 13 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 6 2012
Cardiff Blues 3 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 30 2012
Glasgow Warriors 31 3 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 1 2011
Cardiff Blues 13 34 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 11 2011
Glasgow Warriors 15 26 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday November 27 2010
Cardiff Blues 38 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 19 2010
Glasgow Warriors 7 30 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 3 2009
Cardiff Blues 5 21 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 20 2009
Cardiff Blues 34 30 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 28 2008
Glasgow Warriors 28 0 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday November 23 2007
Glasgow Warriors 17 5 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 21 2007
Cardiff Blues 32 16 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday January 26 2007
Glasgow Warriors 22 3 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 22 2006
Cardiff Blues 27 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 24 2006
Cardiff Blues 31 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 24 2005
Glasgow Warriors 23 28 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday March 25 2005
Glasgow Warriors 19 14 Cardiff Match Report
Saturday November 13 2004
Cardiff 24 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 13 2004
Cardiff Blues 29 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 5 2003
Glasgow Warriors 23 13 Cardiff Blues Match Report