RECAP: Glasgow v Leinster
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round Five match between Glasgow Warriors and Leinster at Scotstoun.
Leinster have missed out on just one bonus point in their four matches thus far and are second behind countrymen Ulster on a log table currently dominated by the top three Irish teams, with Munster third on the same number of log points as Leinster but with an inferior points difference.
The Warriors are fourth, five points behind Ulster and four behind the other two, but it is not just their current status as the next best team to the Irish trio that offers hope of an upset win in Friday’s game. That comes by way of the fact that Glasgow beat Leinster the last time they visited Glasgow, and that win wasn’t exactly a bolt out of the blue either
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Glasgow Warriors: 15 Ross Thompson, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Sione Tuipulotu, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Rufus McLean, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Ali Price, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Rory Darge, 6 Ryan Wilson (captain), 5 Richie Gray, 4 Rob Harley, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Johnny Matthews, 1 Jamie Bhatti.
Replacements: 16 George Turner, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Lewis Bean, 20 Matt Fagerson, 21 George Horne, 22 Nick Grigg, 23 Cole Forbes.
Leinster: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Adam Byrne, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Ciarán Frawley, 11 James Lowe, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath (captain), 8 Jack Conan, 7 Dan Leavy, 6 Caelan Doris, 5 Ryan Baird, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rónan Kelleher, 1 Cian Healy.
Replacements: 16 Dan Sheehan, 17 Ed Byrne, 18 Michael Ala’alatoa, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Rhys Ruddock, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Jamie Osborne, 23 Josh van der Flier.
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant referees: Keith Allen (Scotland), David Sutherland (Scotland)
TMO: Jon Mason (Wales)