Glasgow v Edinburgh: Warriors bring Sebastian Cancelliere in on the wing

Argentine international is only change from side that beat Exeter in Champions Cup

Pumas winger Sebastian Cancelliere is set to make his Glasgow debut in Parma. Image: Craig Watson.
Winger Sebastian Cancelliere is in Glasgow's starting line-up to face Edinburgh. Image: Craig Watson.

DANNY Wilson has made just one personnel change to his starting Glasgow line-up to face Edinburgh tomorrow, bringing in Sebastian Cancelliere on the right wing. Kyle Steyn, who wore the No 14 jersey in the Champions Cup win over Exeter eight days ago, moves to outside centre in place of the unavailable  Sione Tuipulotu.

There are a couple of alterations on the bench for the first 1872 Cup match of the season. Murphy Walker is the replacement tighthead prop instead of Enrique Pieretto, and, with a 5-3 split this week instead of a 6-2, flanker Rob Harley drops out and centre Stafford McDowall comes in.

Argentine international Cancelliere, who joined the Warriors in the close season, made his debut against Zebre in October. His direct opponent in the Edinburgh ranks will be another Puma, Ramiro Moyano.

“Coming off the back of a good win against Exeter in Europe, we know we will have to match that intensity and physicality to give ourselves an opportunity to win a derby match,” head coach Wilson said. “Edinburgh are in a good vein of form with a big win against Saracens in their last game. We’re looking forward to the challenge of welcoming them to Scotstoun tomorrow evening.”

Besides Tuipulotu, ten players are listed as unavailable for selection: Simon Berghan, Fraser Brown, Walter Fifita, Pete Horne, Sean Kennedy, Tom Lambert, Nathan McBeth, Rufus McLean, Ewan McQuillin and Ryan Wilson.


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Glasgow Warriors (v Edinburgh at Scotstoun, Monday 27 December, 7pm): J McKay; S Cancelliere, K Steyn, S Johnson, C Forbes; R Thompson, A Price (captain); J Bhatti, G Turner, Z Fagerson, S Cummings, R Gray, M Fagerson, R Darge, J Dempsey. Substitutes: J Matthews, O Kebble, M Walker, K McDonald, T Gordon, G Horne, D Weir, S McDowall.

 

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