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April 07, 2017

Glasgow team to take on Munster

Posted by Editor on April 7, 2017 11:05 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Nick Grigg starts for Warriors
Gregor Townsend has named his Glasgow team for Saturday's PRO12 meeting with Munster in Cork.

Stuart Hogg starts at full-back with Tommy Seymour and Lee Jones either side of him, the latter scoring in last weekend's Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens.

Alex Dunbar is joined in the midfield by Nick Grigg, who sits second in the PRO12 stat charts in terms of defenders beaten this season, with 45 in his 12 games so far.

Finn Russell and Ali Price combine at fly-half and scrum-half respectively.

In the front-row Sila Puafisi joins Fraser Brown and Gordon Reid, while Brian Alainu'uese and captain Jonny Gray pack down behind them.

All three loose forwards from Allianz Park retain their places, with Robert Harley, Ryan Wilson and Adam Ashe completing the starting XV.

On the bench centurions Pat MacArthur, Chris Fusaro, Henry Pyrgos and Peter Horne will all bring their experience to the field should they come on.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "We have had some great battles with Munster already this season and we are expecting the same on Saturday evening.

"They bring physicality and intensity on the same level as a Test match and we are going to have to perform very well in those aspects of the game to get a positive result.

"We didn't get things right last weekend against Saracens but things move on pretty quickly in sport and we now have an opportunity to show a true reflection of the rugby we are capable of playing. We are determined to deliver a much better performance over in Cork."

Glasgow Warriors

15 Stuart Hogg

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Nick Grigg
12 Alex Dunbar
11 Lee Jones

10 Finn Russell
9 Ali Price

1 Gordon Reid
2 Fraser Brown
3 Sila Puafisi
4 Brian Alainu'uese
5 Jonny Gray (Captain)
6 Robert Harley
7 Ryan Wilson
8 Adam Ashe

Substitutes

16 Pat MacArthur
17 Alex Allan
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Scott Cummings
20 Chris Fusaro
21 Henry Pyrgos
22 Peter Horne
23 Rory Hughes

Not available due to injury: Mark Bennett (knee), Zander Fagerson (foot), Simone Favaro (knee), James Malcom (ankle), Leonardo Sarto (shoulder), Josh Strauss (medical) and Richie Vernon (achilles)