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November 28, 2020

Glasgow team to take on Cardiff

Posted by Editor on November 28, 2020 11:53 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Lee Jones returns to action
Danny Wilson has named his Glasgow team to take on Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade tomorrow.

Lee Jones will make his first appearance for the club in 22 months having not pulled on a Glasgow jersey since a 9-3 win over the Ospreys at Scotstoun in January 2019 due to injury and the COVID-19-enforced suspension of the 2019/20 season.

Jones is one of three changes to the starting lineup that took to the field against Munster on Monday night, as Wilson's men go in search of a first win in five matches.

The front row is unchanged for the third match in succession, as Aki Seiuli and Enrique Pieretto pack down on either side of hooker Grant Stewart.

Kiran McDonald comes back into the starting XV having missed Monday night's clash, joining Lewis Bean in a formidable second-row pairing.

McDonald's inclusion sees Robert Harley shift to the blindside, Tom Gordon and Ryan Wilson completing the back row.

Sean Kennedy and Peter Horne once again continue as the half-backs, whilst Robbie Fergusson and Nick Grigg are retained as the midfield partnership.

Jones is joined in the back three by the returning Ratu Tagive, with Glenn Bryce retaining the full-back shirt after his try-scoring performance against Munster.

There's a return to the Glasgow matchday 23 for Jamie Dobie following injury, as the teenage scrum-half is included after missing the club's last two fixtures.

Huw Jones is also selected amongst the replacements following his release from Scotland camp, lining up in the 23 jersey for the trip to Rodney Parade.

Johnny Matthews, Alex Allan and D'arcy Rae continue as the front row cover, with Fotu Lokotui and Brandon Thomson also retained in the squad.

The replacements are completed by Samoan international TJ Ioane, who rotates to the bench after four consecutive starts in the back row.

Speaking about his selection, Wilson told glasgowwarriors.org: "This weekend we welcome back guys like Lee, Jamie, Kiran from injury, and Huw Jones returns from Scotland camp.

"For 70 minutes last week it was a two point game and we fell away at the end. Tomorrow is a real opportunity for us to improve on our recent performances.

"We know the Blues will present a tough test for us, and we know that we'll need to bring the energy and intensity I know this squad is capable of."

Glasgow Warriors

15 Glenn Bryce

14 Lee Jones
13 Nick Grigg
12 Robbie Fergusson
11Ratu Tagive

10 Peter Horne
9 Sean Kennedy

1 Aki Seiuli
2 Grant Stewart
3 Enrique Pieretto
4 Lewis Bean
5 Kiran McDonald
6 Robert Harley
7 Tom Gordon
8 Ryan Wilson (Captain)

Substitutes

16 Johnny Matthews
17 Alex Allan
18 D'arcy Rae
19 Fotu Lokotui
20 TJ Ioane
21Jamie Dobie
22 Brandon Thomson
23 Huw Jones