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March 20, 2021

Dragons v Glasgow Warriors

Posted by Editor on March 20, 2021 12:03 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Richie Gray is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's visit to the Principality Stadium to take on the Dragons.

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 On Top of the Moon.

KO 3.00pm
Principality Stadium
Sunday 21st March 2021
Live on Premier Sports 1

- Glasgow are looking for back to back away wins for the first time since the end of the 2018/19 season.
- The Warriors haven't beaten the Dragons away from home since 30th September 2016. Glasgow did manage a win at Rodney Parade earlier this season (against the Cardiff Blues) however they won't be returning to Newport but will instead be playing their first ever game at the Principality Stadium on Sunday.
- Lineout master, Richie Gray, is the Warrior to Watch.

Teams

Dragons

15 Josh Lewis

14 Jonah Holmes
13 Aneurin Owen
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Ashton Hewitt

10 Sam Davies
9 Gonzalo Bertranou

1 Brok Harris
2 Richard Hibbard
3 Lloyd Fairbrother
4 Joe Davies
5 Matthew Screech
6 Harrison Keddie (Captain)
7 Ollie Griffiths
8 Ross Moriarty

Substitutes

16 Rhys Lawrence
17 Josh Reynolds
18 Chris Coleman
19 Ben Carter
20 Ben Fry
21 Rhodri Williams
22 Nick Tompkins
23 Jordan Williams

Glasgow Warriors

15 Adam Hastings

14 Rufus McLean
13 Nick Grigg
12 Robbie Fergusson
11 Lee Jones

10 Ross Thompson
9 Sean Kennedy

1 Aki Seiuli
2 Fraser Brown
3 Enrique Pieretto
4 Richie Gray
5 Kiran McDonald
6 Robert Harley
7 Tom Gordon
8 Ryan Wilson (Captain)

Substitutes

16 Grant Stewart
17 Dylan Evans
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Leone Nakarawa
20 Fotu Lokotui
21 Jamie Dobie
22 Peter Horne
23 Ollie Smith

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

Glasgow Greetings:
Warriors' fans have had to wait 98 days to see Peter Horne in action. It's been a whopping 161 days since club co-captain Fraser Brown last played for the club. It's a huge boost to have a couple of Warrior Centurions back in the lineup.

Warrior to Watch:
After an eight year gap between appearances for Glasgow, Richie Gray has taken little time to get settled back at the club where he started his professional career. He has missed the last couple of matches due to injury but prior to that he had kicked off 2021 in imperious form at the lineout. Across four games he had 24 takes on Glasgow's throw-in and five steals on the opposition's.

The giant lock has also taken over where little brother Jonny left off in the defensive stakes. He's made 60 tackles so far this season and missed just 1, ranking him third in the PRO14 for tackle success. The Warriors have struggled to get their specialist locks out on the pitch in recent weeks so having Richie paired with Kiran McDonald for this match will be a real luxury and hopefully something that helps strengthen the team around the setpiece and tackle area / breakdown.

Glasgow away to Dragons in the PRO12/14 era:
- 4 wins
- 2 draws
- 2 losses
- 2 Try BPs + 1 Losing BP
- 23 points out of a possible 40 (58%)

Previous match-up:
(The highlights are grim. Please don't watch. You're welcome.)

Officials:
Referee: Daniel Jones (WRU, 34th Championship appearance)
AR1: Aled Evans (WRU)
AR2: Gwyn Morris (WRU)
TMO: Sean Brickell (WRU)

Mr Jones's record last season in the PRO14:
Matches - 6 (all refs - 101)
Average penalty count - 18.8 per game (all refs - 19.1)
Home penalty percentage - 59% (all refs - 52%)
Average card count - 1.3 per game (all refs - 1.3)
Penalties per card - 14 (all refs - 15)

The last time Mr Jones took charge of a Glasgow fixture was way back at the start of the 2019/20 season when coronavirus was barely a twinkle in a pangolin's eye. The world has changed hugely since those days but for Glasgow the instructions have to remain remarkably similar when it comes to the officials - 'keep your discipline'; 'keep the heid'; and 'keep 15 men on the pitch'.

In four of their last five games the Warriors have spent 93 minutes down to 14 men and a further 16 minutes with just 13 men on the pitch. Given those stats the remarkable thing is they have gone on to win three out of those four games and played their best rugby away to Leinster while shorthanded. It would be nice to find out on Sunday what they can do when they play at full strength throughout a match!

Previous Matches with Dragons
Sunday March 21 2021
Dragons 26 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday December 5 2020
Glasgow Warriors 22 23 Dragons Match Report
Saturday February 22 2020
Glasgow Warriors 34 19 Dragons Match Report
Saturday October 26 2019
Dragons 18 5 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 29 2018
Glasgow Warriors 29 13 Dragons Match Report
Friday February 9 2018
Dragons 15 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday August 25 2017
Dragons 23 40 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday March 4 2017
Glasgow Warriors 47 17 Dragons Match Report
Friday September 30 2016
Dragons 17 26 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Thursday February 25 2016
Newport Gwent Dragons 15 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 16 2015
Glasgow Warriors 29 15 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Sunday November 30 2014
Glasgow Warriors 19 15 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Saturday September 20 2014
Newport Gwent Dragons 13 33 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday February 23 2014
Newport Gwent Dragons 24 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 22 2013
Glasgow Warriors 8 23 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday February 15 2013
Dragons 3 60 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 2 2012
Glasgow Warriors 37 6 Dragons Match Report
Sunday December 4 2011
Newport Gwent Dragons 14 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 7 2011
Glasgow Warriors 24 19 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday February 25 2011
Glasgow Warriors 16 16 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Sunday January 23 2011
Newport Gwent Dragons 16 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 8 2010
Glasgow Warriors 21 13 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Sunday September 12 2010
Newport Gwent Dragons 23 11 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday April 4 2010
Glasgow Warriors 27 19 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday January 15 2010
Glasgow Warriors 29 25 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday October 16 2009
Newport Gwent Dragons 22 14 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 18 2009
Newport Gwent Dragons 30 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday January 25 2009
Glasgow Warriors 13 10 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday January 9 2009
Glasgow Warriors 20 25 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Saturday October 11 2008
Newport Gwent Dragons 32 22 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 5 2008
Newport Gwent Dragons 6 12 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday March 30 2008
Dragons 14 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday January 4 2008
Glasgow Warriors 16 18 Dragons Match Report
Friday March 2 2007
Newport Gwent Dragons 13 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 1 2006
Glasgow Warriors 23 24 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday April 28 2006
Newport Gwent Dragons 32 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 2 2005
Glasgow Warriors 15 21 Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report
Saturday January 22 2005
Gwent Dragons 21 16 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 24 2004
Glasgow Warriors 29 38 Gwent Dragons Match Report
Friday March 5 2004
Glasgow Warriors 48 20 Gwent Dragons Match Report
Sunday October 12 2003
Gwent Dragons 27 5 Glasgow Warriors Match Report