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February 19, 2021

Glasgow Warriors v Ulster

Posted by Editor on February 19, 2021 03:08 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Oli Kebble is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's return to PRO14 action when Ulster come calling to Scotstoun this evening.

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 Scotstoun Stadium
Friday 19th February 2021
Live on Premier Sports 1

- This is the second time these sides have met this season. 7 Warriors were on duty in the starting XV at the Kingspan back in November. 8 Ulstermen also return. With the home side's changes bringing in mostly first choice options will they have closed the gap enough to overturn what was a heavy defeat in Belfast?
- Between them, Robert Harley and Ryan Wilson have made 422 previous appearances for Glasgow Warriors. The rest of the starting XV have made 421.

Teams

Glasow Warriors

15 Huw Jones

14 Ratu Tagive
13 Robbie Fergusson
12 Sam Johnson
11 Rufus McLean

10 Adam Hastings
9 Jamie Dobie

1 Oli Kebble
2 Johnny Matthews
3 Enrique Pieretto
4 Richie Gray
5 Leone Nakarawa
6 Robert Harley
7 Tom Gordon
8 Ryan Wilson (Captain)

Substitutes

16 Grant Stewart
17 Aki Seiuli
18 D'arcy Rae
19 James Scott
20 TJ Ioane
21 Sean Kennedy
22 Ross Thompson
23 Ollie Smith

Ulster

15 Michael Lowry

14 Craig Gilroy
13 James Hume
12 Stuart McCloskey
11 Rob Lyttle

10 Ian Madigan
9 John Cooney

1 Eric O'Sullivan
2 John Andrew
3 Marty Moore
4 Alan O'Connor
5 Kieran Treadwell
6 Nick Timoney
7 Jordi Murphy (Captain)
8 Marcell Coetzee

Substitutes

16 Adam McBurney
17 Andy Warwick
18 Tom O'Toole
19 Cormac Izuchukwu
20 Greg Jones
21 Alby Mathewson
22 Stewart Moore
23 Matt Faddes

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

Glasgow Greetings:
There's a debut in line for James Scott who has sneaked in on loan from the other Warriors of Worcester. James will become Warrior number 322 if he is brought on against Ulster. The big lock is one of 5 players from outwith Glasgow's main squad involved in the 23 on Friday night alongside fellow loanee TJ Ioane; Scotland 7s' Robbie Fergusson and Academy players Ross Thompson and Ollie Smith.

Johnny Matthews will make his first start for the club with his current form sufficiently strong to see him picked in the number 2 jersey ahead of capped internationals Grant Stewart and Mesu Dolokoto.

Warrior to Watch:
While the high point of his season might be his role as Adam Hastings' hairstyling icon there have been plenty of other memorable moments for Oli Kebble. The former Stormer made his Scotland debut against Georgia in October and has been an ever present for the national side in their other 6 matches since then.

While every Warriors' fan will be proud to see OIi pull on the dark blue it will be equally as satisfying to see him run out in Glasgow colours for just the 4th time this season. Anyone taking on a side coached by Dan McFarland needs a solid platform up front if they are going to compete. Oli's role in the scrum and around the park will be crucial to the Warriors' chances of turning over a side who are flying high in the PRO14.

Glasgow at home to Ulster in the PRO12/14 era:
- 6 wins
- 1 loss
- 3 Try BPs
- 1 Losing BP
- 28 points out of a possible 35 (80%)

The Warriors have also won 2 playoff semi-finals at Scotstoun against Ulster during this period.

Previous regular season match-up:

Officials:
Referee: Ben Blain (SRU, 8th Championship game)
AR1: Hollie Davidson (SRU)
AR1: Dunx McClement (SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Mr Blain's regular season record for 2019/20 in the PRO14:
Matches - 4 (all refs - 101)
Average penalty count - 22.0 per game (all refs - 19.1)
Home penalty percentage - 50% (all refs - 52%)
Average card count - 3.0 per game (all refs - 0.9)
Penalties per card - 7 (all refs - 15)

Mr Blain is pretty keen on a card or two, as he demonstrated in his last outing at Scotstoun. During an 1872 Cup match he dished out 5 yellow cards (2 to Glasgow and 3 to Edinburgh). Best behaviour is probably required on Friday night!

Previous Matches with Ulster
Friday February 19 2021
Glasgow Warriors 13 19 Ulster Match Report
Monday November 9 2020
Ulster 40 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 14 2019
Glasgow Warriors 36 33 Ulster Match Report
Saturday September 7 2019
Ulster 50 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 8 2020
Ulster P P Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 27 2020
Glasgow Warriors P P Ulster Match Report
Friday May 17 2019
Glasgow Warriors 50 20 Ulster Match Report
Friday April 5 2019
Glasgow Warriors 30 7 Ulster Match Report
Saturday April 21 2018
Ulster 36 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 2 2018
Ulster P P Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday February 18 2017
Ulster 37 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 23 2016
Glasgow Warriors 17 22 Ulster Match Report
Friday March 25 2016
Glasgow Warriors 27 17 Ulster Match Report
Friday February 12 2016
Ulster 13 10 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 22 2015
Glasgow Warriors 16 14 Ulster Match Report
Saturday May 16 2015
Glasgow Warriors 32 10 Ulster Match Report
Saturday October 11 2014
Ulster 29 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 18 2014
Glasgow Warriors 27 9 Ulster Match Report
Friday September 13 2013
Ulster 12 13 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 22 2013
Glasgow Warriors 20 14 Ulster Match Report
Friday January 11 2013
Ulster 23 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 19 2012
Glasgow Warriors 8 19 Ulster Match Report
Friday August 31 2012
Ulster 18 10 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 25 2011
Glasgow Warriors 17 9 Ulster Match Report
Friday September 2 2011
Ulster 28 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 25 2011
Glasgow Warriors 19 22 Ulster Match Report
Friday October 1 2010
Ulster 19 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 16 2010
Glasgow Warriors 25 18 Ulster Match Report
Friday December 4 2009
Ulster 13 25 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 17 2009
Glasgow Warriors 19 20 Ulster Match Report
Saturday March 7 2009
Ulster 12 0 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday May 3 2008
Ulster 24 35 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 2 2007
Glasgow Warriors 25 6 Ulster Match Report
Friday April 27 2007
Ulster 10 24 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday January 6 2007
Glasgow Warriors 8 19 Ulster Match Report
Saturday April 15 2006
Glasgow Warriors 18 27 Ulster Match Report
Saturday January 7 2006
Ulster 25 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 4 2005
Ulster 30 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday October 16 2004
Glasgow Warriors 34 20 Ulster Match Report
Friday February 20 2004
Glasgow Warriors 27 25 Ulster Match Report
Friday November 14 2003
Glasgow Warriors 13 20 Ulster Match Report
Friday September 12 2003
Ulster 33 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report