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January 01, 2021

Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors

Posted by Editor on January 1, 2021 11:12 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Huw Jones is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead as Glasgow return to PRO14 action with a visit 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 3.00 at BT Murrayfield
Saturday 2nd January 2021
Live on Premier Sports 1

- 26 of the 30 players in the starting lineups are Scottish qualified. Among that NSQ quartet, Pierre Schoeman will be eligible to play for Scotland within the next seven months.
- The Glasgow 23 have a combined 1,047 appearances for the club behind them - the lowest figure for this stat for any squad fielded by the Warriors in the last two seasons. The 14 players who are unavailable for this match have made more appearances (1,212) than the 23 who will be involved.
- During the professional era, Edinburgh and Glasgow have played each other on 55 occasions in competitive matches. The Warriors have 27 wins, Edinburgh 25 and there have been 3 draws.

Teams

Edinburgh

15 Blair Kinghorn

14 Darcy Graham
13 Mark Bennett
12 Chris Dean
11 Duhan van der Merwe

10 Jaco van der Walt
9 Henry Pyrgos

1 Pierre Schoeman
2 Stuart McInally (Captain)
3 Willem Nel
4 Ben Toolis
5 Jamie Hodgson
6 Jamie Ritchie
7 Hamish Watson
8 Viliame Mata

Substitutes

16 Mike Willemse
17 Rory Sutherland
18 Simon Berghan
19 Andries Ferreira
20 Magnus Bardbury
21 Nic Groom
22 Nathan Chamberlain
23 James Johnstone

Glasgow Warriors

15 Huw Jones

14 Lee Jones
13 Nick Grigg
12 Sam Johnson
11 Ratu Tagive

10 Brandon Thomson
9 Ali Price

1 Aki Seiuli
2 George Turner
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Richie Gray
5 Scott Cummings
6 Ryan Wilson (Captain)
7 Tom Gordon
8 Matt Fagerson

Substitutes

16 Johnny Matthews
17 George Thornton
18 Enrique Pieretto
19 Lewis Bean
20 TJ Ioane
21 Jamie Dobie
22 Ross Thompson
23 Glenn Bryce

Head-To-Head

15 EVEN

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

10 ADV Edinburgh
9 ADV Glasgow Warriors

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

Substitutes

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

Tale of the Tape:

BACKS

Tries
Edinburgh - 97
Glasgow Warriors - 79

Appearances
Edinburgh - 433
Glasgow Warriors - 413

Average age
Edinburgh - 26.6
Glasgow Warriors - 28.4

Capped players
Edinburgh - 6
Glasgow Warriors - 5

FORWARDS

Pack weight
Edinburgh - 892kg
Glasgow Warriors - 906kg

Appearances
Edinburgh - 754
Glasgow Warriors - 563

Average age
Edinburgh - 28.3
Glasgow Warriors - 26.9

Capped players
Edinburgh - 6
Glasgow Warriors - 6

SUBSTITUTES

Appearances
Edinburgh - 379
Glasgow Warriors - 71

Average age
Edinburgh - 28.1
Glasgow Warriors - 26.1

Capped players
Edinburgh - 3
Glasgow Warriors - 2

Glasgow Greetings / Edinburgh Introductions:
Ross Thompson is in line for his Warriors' debut on Saturday afternoon. The Ayrshire Bulls man could become the first Academy stand off to play for Glasgow since Duncan Weir in April 2010.

Ross will also be one of eight Glasgow players making their first ever appearances in an 1872 Cup match. The others are:

- Brandon Thomson
- Johnny Matthews
- George Thornton
- Enrique Pieretto *
- Lewis Bean
- TJ Ioane
- Jamie Dobie
* Enrique made his Warriors debut against Edinburgh in August 2020 but this was a non-1872 Cup fixture.

On the Edinburgh side, Andries Ferreira is the only player experiencing an intercity clash for the first time.

Warrior to Watch / Edinburgher to Eyeball:
With Stuart Hogg currently suffering with a hamstring injury and Sean Maitland still looking for games to cover the period of his ban there is just a hint of an opening for the number 15 jersey for Scotland's opening Six Nations' game against England in 5 weeks' time.

The respective full backs on Saturday will both feel they have a valid claim if the full back role is up for grabs. Since June 2017, Blair Kinghorn is the only player other than Hogg and Maitland to tog out in the 15 shirt for the dark blues. 8 of his 19 Test starts have come in that position as he has shown his versatility when switching from his more usual berth (for the national side at least) on the wing.

Huw Jones' credentials come from a shorter timescale and are based on his domestic form. He's been one of the bright sparks for Glasgow in this campaign since making his first appearance at full back in the season opener against Connacht. Revelling in the space to attack available in the backfield, Huw is just outside the PRO14's top tens for tries scored, clean breaks and metres run despite only being available to start half of the Warriors' matches.

Glasgow against Edinburgh at Murrayfield during the PRO12/14 era:
- 4 wins
- 1 draw
- 8 losses
- 3 losing bonus points
- 21 points out of a possible 65 (32%)

Previous match-up:

Officials:
Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU, 12th competition game)
AR1: Ben Blain (SRU)
AR2: Hollie Davidson (SRU)
TMO: Neil Paterson (SRU)

Mr Grove-White's regular season record for 2019/20 in the PRO14:
Matches - 3 (all refs - 101)
Average penalty count - 15.0 per game (all refs - 19.1)
Home penalty percentage - 72% (all refs - 48%)
Average card count - 1.3 per game (all refs - 1.3)
Penalties per card - 15 (all refs - 15)

A Warriors' first-timer in the shape of Mr Grove-White. The young whistler has already picked up Assistant Referee and TMO appointments at international level. Along with Ben Blain he will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Mike Adamson and Hollie Davidson and into the refereeing role for Tier 1 internationals as Scottish rugby tries to build a conveyor belt for officials - something that has been sadly lacking for a number of years.

Previous Matches with Edinburgh
Saturday January 16 2021
Glasgow Warriors 23 22 Edinburgh Match Report
Friday January 8 2021
Glasgow Warriors P P Edinburgh Match Report
Saturday January 2 2021
Edinburgh 10 7 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
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