Edinburgh v Glasgow: Danny Wilson makes three changes to Warriors line-up

George Horne, Stafford McDowall and Tom Gordon return for last game of season

Tom Gordon
Thomas Gordon has signed a new contract with Glasgow. ©INPHO/Craig Watson.

DANNY Wilson has restricted himself to just three changes of personnel in his Glasgow team to play Edinburgh tomorrow evening, although he has made more alterations to the bench. With nothing to play for but pride, the Warriors coach has resisted the temptation to experiment in this, his team’s last game of the 2019-20 campaign, preferring instead to see how a largely settled line-up reacts to last week’s 30-15 defeat by the same opponents.

Two of the three changes are in the back division, where George Horne takes over from Ali Price at scrum-half and Pete Horne gives way to Stafford McDowall at inside centre, with both the replaced men dropping down to the substitutes. In the pack, the only difference from the team that began last week’s defeat by the same opponents is at openside, where Tom Gordon comes in. The introduction of Gordon is part of a reshuffled back row, in which Matt Fagerson moves from 7 to No 8, Ryan Wilson switches to blindside after being at No 8 last Saturday, and Rob Harley drops down.

Harley is listed as a lock replacement in place of Kiran McDonald, and Chris Fusaro is the back-row substitute. Up front, props Charlie Capps and Enrique Pieretto take over from Dylan Evans and D’Arcy Rae. It would be a competitive debut for both men, although Capps was involved  in the pre-season friendly against Ulster nearly a year ago.


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Price is a replacement back along with Pete Horne and Robbie Nairn, with Niko Matawalu and Glenn Bryce being the two substitute backs from last week who miss out this time. Ten players are listed as unavailable for selection, mainly because of injury. They are Adam Ashe, Alex Allan, Hamish Bain, Mesu Dolokoto, Sam Johnson, Leone Nakarawa, Adam Nicol,  Aki Seiuli, Kyle Steyn and Jale Vakaloloma.

After this last outing of the season, Glasgow’s next competitive match will be  at the start of October when the new PRO14 campaign kicks off. 

Glasgow Warriors (v Edinburgh at Murrayfield, Friday 7.35pm):  H Jones; T Seymour, N Grigg, S McDowall, R Tagive; A Hastings, G Horne; O Kebble, F Brown, Z Fagerson, R Gray, S Cummings, R Wilson, T Gordon, M Fagerson. Substitutes: G Turner, C Capps, E Pieretto, R Harley, C Fusaro, A Price, P Horne, R Nairn.


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4 Comments

  1. very good player but 2 younger with higher potential at Edinburgh. Sadly we will need to wait a few years to see if either see real game time.
    Glasgow need to settle on their backs. Gone/going from loads of ball players (Russell, Horne/Hogg) to now just Hastings. All the strike runners in the world doesn’t score tries unless they get ball in space, and the strike runners are ageing and/or lower quality these days as well

    • absolutely agree, looking at the difference in depth between Glasgow and Edinburgh its astonishing. for all huw jones did well at 15 last week, for a country to only have two professional teams and having one of those teams without an out and out fullback isnt good enough

  2. delighted to see tom gordon starting, could be the next big thing in scottish opensides. watch this space

    • very good player but 2 younger with higher potential at Edinburgh. Sadly we will need to wait a few years to see if either see real game time.
      Glasgow need to settle on their backs. Gone/going from loads of ball players (Russell, Horne/Hogg) to now just Hastings. All the strike runners in the world doesn’t score tries unless they get ball in space, and the strike runners are ageing and/or lower quality these days as well

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