Glasgow v Benetton: Domingo Miotti and Walter Fifita handed first starts for Warriors

Kiran McDonald and Kyle Steyn also added to home line-up for United Rugby Championship clash

Walter Fifita has been handed his first Glasgow Warriors start against Benetton this weekend. Image: © Craig Watson -
Walter Fifita has been handed his first Glasgow Warriors start against Benetton this weekend. Image: © Craig Watson -

ARGENTINEAN fly-half Domingo Miotti and Tongan winger Walter Fifita are set to make their first starts for Glasgow Warriors in tomorrow night’s United Rugby Championship clash against Benetton at Scotstoun.

The pair are part of a starting XV showing four changes in total to the side which defeated Munster 13-11 last time out, with Kiran McDonald taking over from the unavailable Scott Cummings in the second-row, and Kyle Steyn released by Scotland to partner Sam Johnson in the centre.

“After a gritty win against Munster last weekend, we’re looking forward to going again tomorrow night,” sad head coach Danny Wilson. “Benetton are a tough side. Their form this season has been good and we know the challenge we will face tomorrow evening.

“We’re looking forward to playing in front of the Scotstoun crowd for a second week in a row.”


Glasgow Warriors (v Benetton at Scotstoun Stadium, Saturday @ 7.35pm): O Smith; W Fifita, K Steyn, S Johnson, R McLean; D Miotti, G Horne; O Kebble, F Brown (co-captain), S Berghan, K McDonald, R Gray, R Wilson (co-captain), T Gordon, J Dempsey. Replacements: J Matthews, N McBeth, E Pieretto, L Bean, A Miller, J Dobie, R Thompson, S McDowall.

Unavailable for selection: Hamish Bain, Jamie Bhatti, Scott Cummings, Rob Harley, Tom Lambert, Josh McKay.

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