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January 19, 2018

Internationals return for Glasgow

Posted by Editor on January 19, 2018 04:50 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Stuart Hogg returns for Saturday's clash with Exeter
Alex Dunbar, Stuart Hogg, Leonardo Sarto and Tommy Seymour have all recovered from injury to start for the Warriors against Exeter Chiefs in the European Rugby Champions Cup at Scotstoun tomorrow lunchtime.

Hogg will play his first game since suffering a groin injury ahead of Scotland's game against Australia in November.

Sarto's last game was in Glasgow's Champions Cup home match against Montpellier, when he scored two tries and both Dunbar and Seymour will play their first games of 2018.

As well as the four returning from injury, Warriors also welcome back Jonny Gray and Finn Russell to the starting line-up, after the pair missed last weekend's match in Dublin.

Adam Ashe is in line to make his 50th appearance for the club, starting in an unchanged back-row.

George Horne gets the nod to start at 9 and fresh from signing a two-year contract with the club, George Turner starts in between Jamie Bhatti and Siua Halanukonuka in the front-row.

Ali Price, Peter Horne and Lee Jones will all look to make an impact off the bench.

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie said: "The guys coming back in is a massive boost. It's not easy to come straight back in and play so we're keen to get these guys on the park, they've got a pretty big international campaign coming up.

"There's a lot of firepower coming back in so we need to do the job up front to give those backs some ball.

"Our players really enjoy playing at home and it's great that it's set to be another sell-out. We want to give the crowd something to shout about tomorrow."

Glasgow Warriors

15 Stuart Hogg

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Huw Jones
12 Alex Dunbar
11 Leonardo Sarto

10 Finn Russell
9 George Horne

1 Jamie Bhatti
2 George Turner
3 Siua Halanukonuka
4 Robert Harley
5 Jonny Gray (Captain)
6 Matt Fagerson
7 Matt Smith
8 Adam Ashe

Substitutes

16 Grant Stewart
17 Alex Allan
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Greg Peterson
20 Chris Fusaro
21 Ali Price
22 Peter Horne
23 Lee Jones

Not available due to injury: Brian Alainu'uese (knee), Fraser Brown (head), Scott Cummings (hand), Zander Fagerson (foot), Callum Gibbins (achilles), Rory Hughes (shoulder), Sam Johnson (jaw), Pat MacArthur (shoulder), Lelia Masaga (knee), Nikola Matawalu (knee), Tim Swinson (hand), Brandon Thomson (hip) and Ryan Wilson (ankle).