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February 28, 2021

Leinster v Glasgow Warriors

Posted by Editor on February 28, 2021 03:39 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Adam Hastings is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's visit to Dublin to take on high-flying 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 5.30
The RDS
Sunday 28th February 2021
Live on Premier Sports 1

- These two sides last met at the RDS exactly one year ago to the day. Just 17 of the 46 players involved in that game on 28 February 2020 return this time round.
- Tom Gordon (at 7) and Huw Jones (starting at 13 for Glasgow for the first time in 12 months) are the only Warriors' players in the same jersey from that that last match.
- Snake-hipped stand off Adam Hastings is the Warrior to Watch.

Teams

Leinster

15 Jimmy O'Brien

14 Dave Kearney
13 Rory O'Loughlin
12 Ciaran Frawley
11 Dave Kearney

10 Harry Byrne
9 Luke McGrath (Captain)

1 Peter Dooley
2 Sean Cronin
3 Michael Bent
4 Devin Toner
5 Scott Fardy
6 Josh Murphy
7 Josh van der Flier
8 Scott Penny

Substitutes

16 Dan Sheehan
17 Greg McGrath
18 Thomas Clarkson
19 Jack Dunne
20 Alex Soroka
21 Rowan Osborne
22 David Hawkshaw
23 Jamie Osborne

Glasgow Warriors

15 Ollie Smith

14 Rufus McLean
13 Huw Jones
12 Sam Johnson
11 Cole Forbes

10 Adam Hastings
9 Jamie Dobie

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

Substitutes

16 Johnny Matthews
17 Aki Seiuli
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Gregor Brown
20 TJ Ioane
21 Sean Kennedy
22 Ross Thompson
23 Robbie Fergusson

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

Glasgow Greetings:
New boy Cole Forbes will be the 10th Warriors' debutant of the season. He'll be joined in a spectacularly young back 3 (average age of just a shade over 21 years) by Ollie Smith who will be making his first start for the club. On the bench, 19 year old Gregor Brown is in line for his debut. If he makes it on he will be the 6th Stage 3 Academy player to make their first appearance for either Glasgow or Edinburgh during the current season.

Warrior to Watch:
Adam Hastings' outings for Glasgow have been limited by international duty and injury (incurred on international duty...) and this will be just the 6th time in the Warriors' last 18 games that the first choice 10 starts for the club. Unfortunately his departure for Gloucester at the end of the season means that there won't be too many more appearances in a Glasgow shirt for Adam.

Best to enjoy what the snake-hipped stand off has to offer while he's still here then. Chief among that is a preternatural ability to beat defenders. Despite playing in amongst the heavy traffic and not exactly boasting a physique that allows him to run through tackles, Adam's tally of 43 defenders beaten was comfortably the highest for any Glasgow player last season. That ability to get his side on the front foot will be essential if the Warriors are to get their attack firing against a brutal Leinster defence.

Glasgow away to Leinster in the PRO12/14 era:
- 2 wins
- 1 draw
- 5 losses
- 2 try BPs
- 4 losing BPs
- 16 points out of a possible 40 (40%)

Previous match-up at the RDS:

Officials:
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 41st competition game)
AR1: Chris Busby (IRFU)
AR2: Robert O'Sullivan (IRFU)
TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)

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 - 45% (all refs - 52%)
Average card count - 1.3 per game (all refs - 1.3)
Penalties per card - 15 (all refs - 15)

If you're looking for positives then this will be the 3rd time Mr Murphy has refereed Glasgow this season with the previous fixtures accounting for 2 of the Warriors' 3 wins in the PRO14 during this campaign. It might take a bit more than that lucky omens to come away with a win against a side who have dominated the league across the last 4 seasons though!

Previous Matches with Leinster
Sunday February 28 2021
Leinster 40 21 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Monday November 2 2020
Glasgow Warriors 19 32 Leinster Match Report
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