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March 03, 2017

Glasgow team to take on Dragons

Posted by Editor on March 3, 2017 02:35 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Tim Swinson starts for Glasgow
Gregor Townsend has named his team for Saturday's PRO12 clash at Scotstoun (ko 3.00pm).

Lee Jones, fresh from signing a new two-year contract with the club, returns to the starting line-up and is set to make his 50th Glasgow Warriors appearance.

Rory Hughes starts on the other wing, with Peter Murchie named at full-back.

In the centres, Mark Bennett returns at 13 alongside Nick Grigg at 12.

Henry Pyrgos came off the bench for Scotland in their victory over Wales last weekend and he returns to club duty to captain the side.

Joining him in the half backs is Peter Horne who starts the game at stand-off.

In the front-row Corey Flynn is flanked by Alex Allan and D'arcy Rae.

Tim Swinson returns from Scotland duty to join Brian Alainu'uese in the engine room.

Richie Vernon makes his first start of the season and switches from centre to Number 8. He is joined in the back-row by Simone Favaro and Robert Harley.

On the bench Brandon Thomson and Ratu Tagive are in line to make their home debuts.

Meanwhile, it's been confirmed that hooker James Malcolm has successfully undergone surgery on his ankle at BMI Ross Hall Hospital and is likely to be out of action for 10-12 weeks.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "Lee has been involved in some of our best performances this season and reaching 50 appearances shows how hard he has worked since joining the club.

"We are determined to get back to winning ways tomorrow and there is no better place to do that than in front of our home crowd."

Glasgow Warriors

15 Peter Murchie

14 Lee Jones
13 Mark Bennett
12 Nick Grigg
11 Rory Hughes

10 Peter Horne
9 Henry Pyrgos CAPTAIN

1 Alex Allan
2 Corey Flynn
3 D'arcy Rae
4 Tim Swinson
5 Brian Alainu'uese
6 Robert Harley
7 Simone Favaro
8 Richie Vernon


16 Pat MacArthur
17 Jamie Bhatti
18 Sila Pufasi
19 Scott Cummings
20 Chris Fusaro
21 Nemia Kenatale
22 Brandon Thomson
23 Ratu Tagive

Not available due to injury: Adam Ashe (head), Sam Johnson (ankle), Sean Lamont (leg), James Malcom (ankle), Leonardo Sarto (shoulder) and Josh Strauss (medical)