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June 03, 2022

Glasgow team to face Leinster

Posted by Editor on June 3, 2022 11:48 AM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

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Danny Wilson has named his Glasgow team to take on Leinster in tomorrow's URC quarter-final in Dublin.

Wilson names an unchanged front-row from the starting XV that took on Edinburgh a fortnight ago, meaning George Turner packs down between Jamie Bhatti and Zander Fagerson.

Robert Harley and Richie Gray combine in the second-row, bringing a combined total of 25 years' worth of professional experience to proceedings in the engine room.

13 months on from his professional debut at the RDS, Gregor Brown is named at openside flanker for only his second start for the club, joining captain Ryan Wilson and leading carrier Jack Dempsey in the back-row.

The club's leading points scorer continues at fly-half, as Ross Thompson lines up outside Ali Price in the half-backs.

Sam Johnson and Sione Tuipulotu link up in the centres while Rufus McLean continues on the wing having scored his first try in Glasgow colours at the RDS last February, with Josh McKay and Ollie Smith completing the back-three.

Two Scotland internationals return from injury to take their place amongst the replacements for tomorrow's clash, as club co-captain Fraser Brown and scrum-half George Horne are named on the bench by Head Coach Wilson.

Oli Kebble comes back into the matchday 23 after missing out on the trip to BT Murrayfield, joining Brown and Simon Berghan as the front-row replacements.

Kiran McDonald and Lewis Bean are both included amongst a six-two split of forwards and backs, with Tom Gordon wearing the number 21 jersey.

The bench is completed by Argentinian fly-half Domingo Miotti, whose impressive 20-minute cameo off the bench against Edinburgh sees him retain his place in the matchday 23.

Speaking following selection, Head Coach Wilson told glasgowwarriors.org: "We're excited to be in a quarter-final and playing away at Leinster is as big a challenge as it gets.

"Leinster have been the benchmark in the league in recent years.

"We know we go into this game as underdogs, but we're confident that we have prepared well this week, welcome the challenge this game presents and look forward to putting our own imprint on the game."

Glasgow Warriors

15 Ollie Smith

14 Josh McKay
13 Sione Tuipulotu
12 Sam Johnson
11 Rufus McLean

10 Ross Thompson
9 Ali Price

1 Jamie Bhatti
2 George Turner
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Robert Harley
5 Richie Gray
6 Ryan Wilson
7 Gregor Brown
8 Jack Dempsey

Substitutes

16 Fraser Brown
17 Oli Kebble
18 Simon Berghan
19 Lewis Bean
20 Kiran McDonald
21 Tom Gordon
22 George Horne
23 Domingo Miotti

Unavailable for selection: Sebastian Cancelliere, Scott Cummings, Rory Darge, Matt Fagerson, Ally Miller, Kyle Steyn, Duncan Weir.