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September 23, 2022

Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff

Posted by Editor on September 23, 2022 02:06 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Zander Fagerson is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to this evening's URC match at Scotstoun where Glasgow Warriors take on Cardiff.

You can read more of Disco's thoughts on Glasgow's URC and European campaigns, Scotland's international fortunes, and much, much more at his excellent blog On Top of the Moon.

KO 7.35 at Scotstoun Stadium
Friday 23rd September 2022
Live on Premier Sports 2

- Glasgow finally get to run out for a home fixture for the first time in 176 days.
- Even the Covid interruption was just 7 days longer between home games (although admittedly the return to action was a 'home' match at Murrayfield!)
- It has been nearly three years since Cardiff last visited Scotstoun - on 12th October 2019.
- There are just 6 of the Warriors' 23 from that game who are still with the club and only 4 (Matt Fagerson, Stafford McDowall, Johnny Matthews and Kyle Steyn) who will play again on Friday night.
- By contrast no less than 10 of the visitors' squad also played in 2019 and 16 of their matchday squad from that game three years ago are still with Cardiff.
- Warriors' fans might have hoped to catch a glimpse of one of the modern greats of back row play among the opposition but Taulupe Faleatau is rested after starring last week against Munster. The Welsh talisman has never played a game at Scotstoun and his last (and in fact only) appearance in Glasgow came back in April 2010.
- The mighty, mighty Zander Fagerson is the Warrior to Watch.

Teams

Glasgow Warriors

15 Cole Forbes (25)

14 SEBASTIAN CANCELLIERE (10)
13 SIONE TUIPULOTU (21)
12 Stafford McDowall (39)
11 KYLE STEYN (50) (Captain)

10 Tom Jordan (1)
9 GEORGE HORNE (81)

1 JAMIE BHATTI (68)
2 FRASER BROWN (123)
3 ZANDER FAGERSON (116)
4 SCOTT CUMMINGS (91)
5 RICHIE GRAY (80)
6 MATT FAGERSON (80)
7 RORY DARGE (21)
8 JACK DEMPSEY (23)

Substitutes

16 GEORGE TURNER (78)
17 OLI KEBBLE (78)
18 LUCIO SORDONI (1)
19 JP du Preez (0)
20 Sintu Manjezi (1)
21 Tom Gordon (53)
22 ALI PRICE (112)
23 DOMINGO MIOTTI (6)

Cardiff

15 M.MORGAN (122)

14 A. Summerhill (81)
13 M. Grady (6)
12 M. Llewellyn (29)
11 J. ADAMS (26)

10 J. EVANS (108)
9 To. WILLIAMS (116)

1 R. CARRE (53)
2 K. DACEY (187)
3 D. LEWIS (81)
4 J. TURNBULL (172) (c)
5 S. DAVIES (103)
6 J. BOTHAM (33)
7 T. YOUNG (20)
8 J. Ratti (40)

Substitutes

16 L. Belcher (51)
17 B. Thyer (92)
18 K. Assiratti (51)
19 M. SCREECH (20)
20 L. TIMANI (1)
21 Llo. WILLIAMS (242)
22 R. PRIESTLAND (15)
23 U. HALAHOLO (92)

Head to Head:
Back 3 - ADV Cardiff
Centres - ADV Glasgow Warriors
Half Backs - EVEN
Front Row - ADV Glasgow Warriors
Second Row - ADV Cardiff
Back Row - ADV Glasgow Warriors
Subs - EVEN

Glasgow Greetings:
Giant-sized lock, JP du Preez, should become Warrior number 344. It's not been officially confirmed yet but based on his stats from his previous clubs, JP will overtake Richie Gray to become the tallest player ever to feature for Glasgow.

After their first matches for the club last week there will be home debuts for Tom Jordan, Lucio Sordon, and Sintu Manjezi.

There should be a big welcome back for some key men who haven't played at Scotstoun since the game against La Rochelle, more than 8 months ago on 22nd January - Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Ali Price and George Turner.

Matchday Milestones:
This game will be George Horne's 82nd for the Warriors. Combined with brother Peter's 182, that means that the Hornes will tie the Bullochs as the siblings with the most appearances for Glasgow on 264. As they are already the top try scorers (60 combined versus 51 from the Lamonts as the next highest) Pete and George can lay serious claim to being the ultimate fraternal pairing in the club's history!

Once A Warrior:
Brad Thyer played the first 4 games of last season for Glasgow on a loan deal. The experienced loosehead prop is closing in on a century of appearances for Cardiff.

Warrior to Watch:
After the rare experience of being a sub last week, Zander Fagerson returns to the number 3 shirt that he has occupied 82 times before for Glasgow. The British & Irish Lion will be the cornerstone of an all international pack as the Warriors look to win the battle upfront in the setpiece and around the breakdown.

Voluminous tackle and carry workrates are key to Zander's impact for Glasgow and he can also be a significant turnover threat at rucks. After a shaky start for the setpiece in round 1 though, one of the primary aims of the elder Fagerson's promotion to the starting lineup will be to bring some much needed stability to the scrum.

Glasgow at home to Cardiff in the PRO12/PRO14/URC era:
- 9 wins
- 6 try BPs
- 42 points out of a possible 45 (93%)

Previous match-up at Scotstoun:

Officials:
Referee: Chris Busby (IRFU, 23rd league game)
AR1: Finlay Brown (SRU)
AR2: Ru Campbell (SRU)
TMO: Olly Hodges (SRU)

Mr Busby's regular season record for 2021/22:
Matches - 14
Average penalty count - 21.9 per game
Home side penalties conceded percentage - 47.2%
Average card count - 0.9 per game
Penalties per card - 23.6

This will be Mr Busby's fifth time as the man in the middle for a Warriors' game and his third at Scotstoun so he should know what to expect by now! As is normally the case for younger refs, his penalty counts are quite high. His card numbers suggest he may tolerate a bit more than many refs before reaching for his pocket though.

Additional ref stats from: https://www.cardiffrfcfans.com/analysis/referee_heads.php?countryID=3

Previous Matches with Cardiff
Friday September 23 2022
Glasgow Warriors 52 24 Cardiff Match Report
Saturday March 26 2022
Cardiff 32 28 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday November 29 2020
Cardiff Blues 10 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday October 12 2019
Glasgow Warriors 17 13 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday February 16 2019
Cardiff Blues 34 38 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday January 13 2019
Glasgow Warriors 33 24 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday November 23 2018
Glasgow Warriors 40 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Sunday October 21 2018
Cardiff Blues 12 29 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday December 1 2017
Glasgow Warriors 40 16 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday September 16 2017
Cardiff Blues 19 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday January 7 2017
Glasgow Warriors 29 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 16 2016
Cardiff Blues 23 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday March 6 2016
Glasgow Warriors 27 20 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday November 7 2015
Cardiff Blues 30 35 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 10 2015
Glasgow Warriors 36 17 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Sunday September 14 2014
Cardiff Blues 12 33 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday February 15 2014
Cardiff Blues 20 27 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday December 13 2013
Glasgow Warriors 7 9 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday December 6 2013
Cardiff Blues 29 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 6 2013
Glasgow Warriors 22 15 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday March 1 2013
Glasgow Warriors 29 13 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 6 2012
Cardiff Blues 3 18 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 30 2012
Glasgow Warriors 31 3 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 1 2011
Cardiff Blues 13 34 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 11 2011
Glasgow Warriors 15 26 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday November 27 2010
Cardiff Blues 38 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 19 2010
Glasgow Warriors 7 30 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Saturday October 3 2009
Cardiff Blues 5 21 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 20 2009
Cardiff Blues 34 30 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 28 2008
Glasgow Warriors 28 0 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday November 23 2007
Glasgow Warriors 17 5 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 21 2007
Cardiff Blues 32 16 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday January 26 2007
Glasgow Warriors 22 3 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday September 22 2006
Cardiff Blues 27 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 24 2006
Cardiff Blues 31 3 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 24 2005
Glasgow Warriors 23 28 Cardiff Blues Match Report
Friday March 25 2005
Glasgow Warriors 19 14 Cardiff Match Report
Saturday November 13 2004
Cardiff 24 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday February 13 2004
Cardiff Blues 29 19 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 5 2003
Glasgow Warriors 23 13 Cardiff Blues Match Report