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Sat 21 Dec 2019 | 07:30


Sat 21 Dec 2019 | 07:30

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to the Pro14 Round Eight encounter between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh at the Scotstoun Stadium.

This will be the 166th meeting for the ‘1872 Cup’ where holders Edinburgh have the edge by 82 wins to 61 with 22 games drawn.

Glasgow Warriors only defeat in the last three rounds of Pro14 was at home to table-topping Leinster in Round Seven.

The Warriors have lost their last two home games at Scotstoun, to Leinster and La Rochelle, but have not lost three in succession at the venue since 2014.

Edinburgh is unbeaten in their last six first-team matches since their 16-18 reversal in Treviso in Round Five of Pro14. Edinburgh’s only other defeat in the Championship this season was away at Leinster in Round Three.

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Glasgow Warriors: 15 Ruaridh Jackson, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Kyle Steyn, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 George Horne, 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Callum Gibbins (captain), 6 Rob Harley, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Scott Cummings, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Aki Seiuli.
Replacements: 16 George Turner, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Adam Nicol, 19 Adam Ashe, 20 Tom Gordon, 21 Ali Price, 22 Nick Grigg, 23 Niko Matawalu.

Edinburgh: 15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 George Taylor, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Simon Hickey, 9 Henry Pyrgos, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Magnus Bradbury, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 Pietro Ceccarelli, 2 Stuart McInally (captain), 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Lewis Carmichael, 20 Jamie Ritchie, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Jaco van der Walt, 23 James Johnstone.

Referee: Ben Blain (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Sam Grove-White, Hollie Davidson (both Scotland)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)

PV: 1438

Recap: Glasgow Warriors V Edinburgh | Rugby365