Miotti given the nod to start at 10 as Glasgow and Toulon name teams
Domingo Miotti has won the race to start for Glasgow in the number 10 jersey in Friday’s EPCR Challenge Cup final against Toulon.
The 26-year-old Argentina international will make his ninth start for Warriors in Dublin as the replacement for the suspended Tom Jordan.
Stafford McDowall stepped back to deputise for Jordan following his red card in the BKT United Rugby Championship quarter-final defeat by Munster but the centre has had to make do with a place on the bench at the Aviva Stadium.
Miotti has been preferred to kicking specialist Duncan Weir in the vacant stand-off position.
Hooker Fraser Brown has been handed a start days after signing a new one-year contract, with Johnny Matthews dropping to the bench.
JP du Preez replaces Richie Gray in the second row, Sione Vailanu is in for Rory Darge in the back row while centre Huw Jones is also back in the starting line-up.
Head coach Franco Smith said: “This week’s training has been highly competitive, with every player putting their hand up for selection and pushing each other forward.”
15. Oliver Smith, 14. Sebastian Cancelliere, 13. Huw Jones, 12. Sione Tuipulotu, 11. Kyle Steyn (c), 10. Domingo Miotti, 9. George Horne, 1. Jamie Bhatti, 2. Fraser Brown, 3. Zander Fagerson, 4. JP du Preez, 5. Scott Cummings, 6. Matt Fagerson, 7. Sione Vailanu, 8. Jack Dempsey.
Replacements:16. Johnny Matthews, 17. Nathan McBeth, 18. Simon Berghan, 19. Richie Gray, 20. Lewis Bean, 21. Rory Darge, 22. Ali Price, 23. Stafford McDowell,
RC TOULON15. Cheslin Kolbe, 14. Jiuta Naqoli Wainiqolo, 13. Waisea Vuidravuwalu, 12. Duncan Paia’aua, 11. Gabin Villière, 10. Dan Biggar, 9. Baptiste Serin, 1. Dany Priso, 2. Teddy Baubigny, 3. Beka Gigashvili, 4. Mathieu Tanguy, 5. Brian Alainu’uese, 6. Cornell Du Preez, 7. Charles Ollivon (c), 8. Sergio Parisse.
Replacements: 16. Christopher Tolofua, 17. Jean Baptiste Gros, 18. Kieran Brookes, 19. Facundo Isa, 20. Mathieu Bastareaud, 21. Benoit Paillaugue, 22. Ihaia West, 23. Jérémy Sinzelle,
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