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October 09, 2020

Glasgow team to take on Scarlets

Posted by Editor on October 9, 2020 12:39 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Zander Fagerson starts for Glasgow
Danny Wilson has named his Glasgow team to take on Scarlets at Scotstoun on Sunday.

Richie Gray will make his 50th appearance in a Glasgow Warriors jersey should he come off the bench, after being named amongst the replacements for the club's first home game of the 2020/21 season.

Wilson has made three changes to his starting XV for Sunday night's fixture, which will be played behind closed doors at Scotstoun.

Zander Fagerson makes his first start of the new campaign after missing last weekend's trip to Galway, lining up alongside Oli Kebble and co-captain Fraser Brown in the front-row.

The engine room is unchanged from round one, meaning Robert Harley and Scott Cummings continue their partnership for a third successive match.

Ryan Wilson and Matt Fagerson retain their spots in the back-row, with Tom Gordon coming into the side to start on the openside.

The half-backs comprise of Ali Price and Adam Hastings once more, as the pair look to dictate play under the Scotstoun floodlights.

Fresh from scoring the club's first try of the 2020/21 season, Nick Grigg continues alongside Stafford McDowall in the centres.

Fellow try-scorers Tommy Seymour and Huw Jones - maker of more metres than any other player in round one - are likewise retained in the starting lineup, as Ratu Tagive is promoted from the bench to start on the wing.

D'arcy Rae rotates to the bench for Sunday's clash after playing the full 80 minutes last weekend, joining George Turner and Aki Seiuli as the front-row replacements.

Similarly, Chris Fusaro will provide vast experience if called upon from the bench, with Gray completing the contingent of forward cover.

George and Peter Horne once again start in the 21 and 22 jerseys respectively, as Nikola Matawalu comes into the matchday squad for the first time this season.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Head Coach Danny Wilson said: "It's great to welcome back Tom and Zander back into the starting line-up.

"They have completed their isolation protocols and are eager to play.

"Scarlets like to play a similar style of attacking rugby to ourselves, and with both sides looking to make amends from last weekend it should make for an entertaining game.

"Everyone is really excited to get back out playing at Scotstoun after such a long time away."

Glasgow Warriors

15 Huw Jones

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

10 Adam Hastings
9 Ali Price

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

Substitutes

16 George Turner
17 Aki Seiuli
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Richie Gray
20 Chris Fusaro
21 George Horne
22 Peter Horne
23 Nikola Matawalu

Unavailable for selection: Sam Johnson, Lee Jones, Sean Kennedy, Kyle Steyn