Leinster v Glasgow: several Scotland stars return for Warriors

But other key players are rested after playing throughout the Autumn Nations Series

Jack Dempsey. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Jack Dempsey returns to the Glasgow team after making his Scotland debut in the Autumn Nations Series. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

FRASER BROWN, Murphy Walker and Jack Dempsey all go straight back into Glasgow’s starting line-up against Leinster tomorrow after their involvement in Scotland’s win over Argentina last week, while Jamie Bhatti is on the bench. But Ali Price, Sione Tuipulotu and the Fagerson brothers are rested for the trip to Dublin, while Richie Gray is serving the second of his three-match suspension.

Eleven players are on the injury list: Scott Cummings (foot), Rory Darge (ankle), Allan Dell (calf), Cole Forbes (neck), Thomas Gordon (calf), Sam Johnson (jaw), Nathan McBeth (head), Domingo Miotti (knee), Cameron Neild (head), Enrique Pieretto (chest) and Duncan Weir (calf).

It is the Warriors’ first match against the Irish side since their calamitous 76-14 defeat back in June, a result which cost head coach Danny Wilson his job. Leinster went on to lose in the semi-finals last season, but they have won all seven of their games so far this term and are eight points clear at the top of the URC table. The Irish side are without a number of their front-line internationals as well, but over the past few years they have built a squad whose strength in depth is second to none.

Glasgow Warriors (v Leinster at the RDS, Saturday 3.15pm): J McKay; S Cancelliere, K Steyn (captain), S McDowall, R McLean; T Jordan, G Horne; O Kebble, F Brown, M Walker, S Manjezi, A Samuel, G Brown, S Vailanu, J Dempsey. Substitutes: J Matthews, J Bhatti, S Berghan, J du Preez, L Bean, E Ferrie, J Dobie, R Thompson.

Leinster: J Osborne; R Russell, L Turner, C Ngatai, D Kearney; R Byrne, L McGrath; E Byrne, R Kelleher, T Clarkson, R Molony, J McCarthy, R Ruddock (captain), S Penny, M Deegan. Substitutes: J McKee, M Milne, V Abdaladze, J Jenkins, R Baird, C Foley, H Byrne, C Cosgrave.

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa).

 

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Stuart has been the rugby correspondent for both The Scotsman and The Herald, and was also The Scotsman’s chief sports writer for 14 years from 2000.

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