ZANDER FAGERSON and Ali Price, the two British and Irish Lions players in the Glasgow Warriors squad, have returned to the club’s starting XV for tomorrow [Saturday] night’s Rainbow Cup clash against the Dragons at Cardiff City Stadium.
Head coach Danny Wilson has made six changes in total to the team which beat Edinburgh a fortnight ago, with Aki Seiuli – fresh from being named in the Samoa squad for this summer’s internationals – returning from injury at loose-head prop Scott Cummings coming into the second-row having missed the last outing due to a head knock, Sam Johnson recalled at inside centre, and fit again Cole Forbes named on the wing.
Tom Lambert, Enrique Pieretto, George Horne and Stafford McDowall all drop to the bench, while Richie Gray and Ratu Tagive are out of the squad altogether. Fraser Brown has also returned to fitness to be named on the bench.
“After two good back to back wins against Edinburgh, we’re looking forward to taking the field again this weekend,” said Wilson. “We’ve named a side that continues to blend our young players with seasoned internationals.
“Rory Darge has earned the opportunity to go again after his performance against Edinburgh and it’s great to be able to welcome Aki Seiuli and Scott Cummings back from injury.
“We’re excited for the challenge that Dragons will bring tomorrow evening.”
Glasgow Warriors (v Dragons at Cardiff City Stadium, Saturday @ 7.35pm): A Hastings; K Steyn, N Grigg, S Johnson, C Forbes; R Thompson, A Price; A Seiuli, G Turner, Z Fagerson, R Harley, S Cummings, R Wilson, R Darge, M Fagerson. Subs: F Brown, T Lambert, E Pieretto, K McDonald, F Lokotui, G Horne, S McDowall, R McLean.
Unavailable for selection: Alex Allan, Hamish Bain, Jamie Dobie, Chris Fusaro, T Ioane, Huw Jones, Oli Kebble, Ian Keatley, Robbie Nairn, Tommy Seymour.
Dragons: I Davies; J Holmes, J Dixon, A Owen, R Dyer; S Davies, G Bertranou; B Harris, R Hibbard, L Fairbrother, M Screech, B Carter, R Moriarty (C), O Griffiths, A Wainwright. Subs: E Dee, J Reynolds, A Jarvis, J Davies, T Basham, D Babos, E Lloyd, J Roberts.