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August 27, 2020

100 up for Fraser Brown

Posted by Editor on August 27, 2020 12:40 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Fraser Brown will play his 100th game for Glasgow
Fraser Brown is in line to make his 100th appearance for Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield tomorrow night.

The club co-captain is named in a starting XV showing three changes from last weekend's meeting with the capital side, as Head Coach Danny Wilson looks to close out the 2019/20 campaign with a victory over Edinburgh.

Brown is once again flanked by Oli Kebble and Zander Fagerson in the front-row, the trio having impressed in the loose as well as the set-piece last weekend.

Richie Gray and Scott Cummings continue together in the second-row, following the Scotland pair's disruptive showing at the lineout last time out.

The only change to the pack sees Tom Gordon promoted from the bench to start at openside, a move that sees Matt Fagerson shift across to number eight and Ryan Wilson named on the blindside.

Behind the scrum, George Horne is handed the number nine jersey after coming off the bench last Saturday, with Adam Hastings continuing at fly-half.

Nick Grigg retains his spot at outside centre, whilst Stafford McDowall comes into the side to start in the number 12 shirt.

The back-three remains unchanged, as Ratu Tagive and Tommy Seymour start on either side of full-back Huw Jones.

A brace of props are in line to make their Glasgow Warriors debuts from the bench, as Charlie Capps and summer arrival Enrique Pieretto are named in a matchday 23 for the first time.

George Turner continues as the replacement hooker, whilst Robert Harley and Chris Fusaro cover the back-five of the scrum.

Ali Price rotates to the bench after starting last weekend, as does try-scorer Peter Horne.

Rounding out the replacements is former Scotland U20 winger Robbie Nairn, who is named in a Glasgow Warriors matchday squad for the first time since the first match of the 2019/20 season away to the Cheetahs.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Wilson said: "We wanted to give an opportunity to a few boys we think deserve their shot based on their efforts in training over the last couple of weeks.

"We've got one eye on the start of the new season and we know that squad depth is going to be tested more than ever, so it's another chance for us to look at certain players and combinations.

"At the same time, though, it's all about continuing to gel and grow as a squad, and we're looking to build some momentum before the beginning of next season.

"We're excited to see how Stafford goes in the centre - he's a young man with a highly impressive skillset, and he's a major asset to our squad.

"Tom and George both come into the starting XV and they're both keen to get going from the first whistle this week.

"We've worked on a few things we learned from last week, and we're excited to get back out at BT Murrayfield once again this weekend."

Glasgow Warriors

15 Huw Jones

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Nick Grigg
12 Stafford McDowall
11 Ratu Tagive

10 Adam Hastings
9 George Horne

1 Oli Kebble
2 Fraser Brown (Captain)
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Richie Gray
5 Scott Cummings
6 Ryan Wilson
7 Tom Gordon
8 Matt Fagerson

Substitutes

16 George Turner
17 Charlie Capps
18 Enrique Pieretto
19 Robert Harley
20 Chris Fusaro
21 Ali Price
22 Peter Horne
23 Robbie Nairn

Unavailable for selection: Alex Allan, Adam Ashe, Hamish Bain, Mesu Dolokoto, Sam Johnson, Leone Nakarawa, Adam Nicol, Aki Seiuli, Kyle Steyn, Jale Vakaloloma