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February 15, 2018

Glasgow team to face Cheetahs

Posted by Editor on February 15, 2018 12:31 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Sam Johnson returns to action
Dave Rennie has named his Glasgow team for tomorrow's PRO14 meeting with Cheetahs at Scotstoun.

Scott Cummings, Tim Swinson and Sam Johnson return to action after injury for the match. (BBC ALBA, ko 7.35pm)

Scotland international Swinson has been out of action with a hand injury since November, Johnson suffered a broken jaw in the game against Montpellier in December and Cummings has been out since the beginning of the year.

All three come straight into the starting XV, Swinson and Cummings starting behind a front row of Alex Allan, James Malcolm and Siua Halanukonuka.

Behind them Robert Harley captain's the side and equals Graeme Morrison's record for all time Glasgow Warriors appearances, playing his 177th game for the club.

Chris Fusaro and Matt Fagerson are the other loose forwards.

It is an unchanged half back pairing from last weekend's draw against the Dragons and Nick Grigg joins Johnson in the midfield.

Nikola Matawalu starts on the wing, joining Lee Jones and Ruaridh Jackson in the back three.

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie said: "Although we were disappointed to only get a draw against the Dragons we played the game in the right areas of the field and showed good attacking intent.

"The Cheetahs are a good side across the park and we know we're going to have to be more clinical with our possession this Friday to get the result.

"Sam, Scott and Tim are all influentual players for us so to have them back is a huge boost."

Glasgow Warriors

15 Ruaridh Jackson

14 Lee Jones
13 Nick Grigg
12 Sam Johnson
11 Nikola Matawalu

10 Adam Hastings
9 George Horne

1 Alex Allan
2 James Malcolm
3 Siua Halanukonuka
4 Tim Swinson
5 Scott Cummings
6 Robert Harley
7 Chris Fusaro
8 Matt Fagerson


16 Grant Stewart
17 Oli Kebble
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Matt Smith
20 Adam Ashe
21 Henry Pyrgos
22 Brandon Thomson
23 Ratu Tagive

Not available due to injury: Brian Alainu'uese (knee), Fraser Brown (head), Alex Dunbar (thigh), Zander Fagerson (foot), Callum Gibbins (achilles), Rory Hughes (shoulder), Pat MacArthur (shoulder), Leonardo Sarto (shoulder) and George Turner (knee).

Not available due to international commitments: Jamie Bhatti (Scotland), Jonny Gray (Scotland), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Peter Horne (Scotland), Huw Jones (Scotland) Ali Price (Scotland), Finn Russell (Scotland), Tommy Seymour (Scotland) and Ryan Wilson (Scotland).