URC: Ospreys v Glasgow: six changes for Warriors trip to Wales

Sintu Manjezi and Enrique Pieretto return from long-term injuries

Duncan Weir will start at stand-off for Glasgow Warriors against Ospreys tomorrow [Saturday] evening. Image © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Duncan Weir will start at stand-off for Glasgow Warriors against Ospreys tomorrow [Saturday] evening. Image © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

GLASGOW WARRIORS head coach Franco Smith has switched around his half-backs for tomorrow [Saturday] night’s URC round four clash away to the Ospreys with Duncan Weir and Jamie Dobie stepping up from the bench to start at stand-off and scrum-half respectively, while Tom Jordan is named as a replacement and George Horne is given the weekend off. That means there is still no room in the match-day squad for Ross Thompson, who is fit but has not featured yet this season. 

Meanwhile, Sintu Manjezi will make his first appearance of the calendar year following knee and pectoral injuries, having been named in the second-row in place of the benched Greg Peterson. Elsewhere in the pack, loose-head Jamie Bhatti, tight-head Lucio Sordoni and back-row Henco Venter are all added to tiger starting XV with Ollie Kebble, Zander Fagerson and Rory Darge all dropping out the match-day 23.

Allan Dell, Enrique Pieretto (returning from a year out with a neck injury), Ally Miller and Sean Kennedy are all added to the bench. It will be the first appearances of the season for Dell, Pieretto and Kennedy.


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Glasgow Warriors (versus Ospreys at Swansea.com Stadium in the BKT United Rugby Championship on Saturday at 5.15pm): O Smith; S Cancelliere, S Tuipulotu, S McDowall©, K Rowe; D Weir, J Dobie; J Bhatti, J Matthews, L Sordoni, S Manjezi, R Gray, M Fagerson S Vialanu, H Venter. Substitutes: A Fraser, A Dell, E Pieretto, G Peterson, A Samuel, A Miller, S Kennedy, T Jordan.

Ospreys: M Nagy; L Morgan, K Williams, O Watkin, M Protheroe; J Walsh, R Morgan-Williams; N Smith, D Lake, B Warren, R Davies, A Beard, H Deaves, J Tipuric, M Morris. Substitues: E Lewis, G Phillips, T Botha, J Fender, J Ratti, L Davies, G North, D Edwards

 

Unavailable for selection: Fraser Brown (knee), Facundo Cordero (ankle), Huw Jones (foot) JP du Preez (knee), Kyle Steyn (ankle), Murphy Walker (calf)


URC: Edinburgh v Connacht: five changes in home line-up

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