Recap: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster LIVE | Guinness PRO14
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Second row Jonny Gray is in line to make his first appearance of the 2019/20 season after he was named in the Glasgow team.
Coach Dave Rennie has made nine changes to the starting XV for the visit of the defending champions, with new signing Aki Seiuli in line for a potential debut from the replacements bench.
Oli Kebble is the sole surviving member of the front row from last weekend’s European trip to Exeter, as George Turner – a try-scorer at Sandy Park – and D’arcy Rae come in to start. Gray is partnered by fellow Scotland international Tim Swinson in the second row, with the latter also returning to the starting line-up.
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Rob Harley shifts from the second row to the flank, lining up alongside Chris Fusaro and Ryan Wilson in a back row containing 548 caps. Ali Price makes his first start of the season at scrum-half, with Pete Horne starting outside him at fly-half.
Huw Jones comes into the side to start at outside centre, partnering Sam Johnson in the midfield for the first time this season. Tommy Seymour moves to the wing to accommodate the returning Ruaridh Jackson at full-back in a side completed by flying Fijian Niko Matawalu.
Former Highlanders prop Seiuli is included in a matchday 23 for the first time since arriving at Scotstoun, with the man from Christchurch joined by Grant Stewart and Adam Nicol as the front row replacements.
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Rennie said: “It’s good to have Ali back starting this weekend – he obviously had an extremely disappointing injury at the World Cup and he has worked hard to get back to full fitness. He has had a couple of cameos off the bench and he is ready to go.
“Leinster have great depth and have been the form team in the competition. They are very well-coached, are playing with great confidence and have threats across the park. We’ll need to be at our best to get a result.
“A packed Scotstoun is a special place to play at. The crowd are vocal and engaged and remind us that we’re playing for something bigger than ourselves.”
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Leinster have chosen a back three of Hugo Keenan, Adam Byrne and Cian Kelleher for the trip to their Conference A rivals and a rematch against last season’s beaten finalists. Conor O’Brien is joined by Jimmy O’Brien in midfield with Jamison Gibson-Park and Ross Byrne at half-back.
Peter Dooley, James Tracy and Michael Bent pack down at front row, with Ross Molony captaining from the second row where he is joined by Devin Toner. The starting XV is completed by Josh Murphy, Will Connors and Caelan Doris.
GLASGOW: 15 Ruaridh Jackson; 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Niko Matawalu; 10 Pete Horne, 9 Ali Price; 1 Oli Kebble, 2 George Turner, 3 D’arcy Rae, 4 Tim Swinson, 5 Jonny Gray, 6 Rob Harley, 7 Chris Fusaro, 8 Ryan Wilson (capt). Reps: 16 Grant Stewart, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Adam Nicol, 19 Kiran McDonald, 20 Adam Ashe, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Stafford McDowall, 23 Kyle Steyn.
LEINSTER: 15 Hugo Keenan; 14 Adam Byrne, 13 Jimmy O’Brien, 12 Conor O’Brien, 11 Cian Kelleher; 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park; 1 Peter Dooley, 2 James Tracy, 3 Michael Bent, 4 Ross Molony (capt), 5 Devin Toner, 6 Josh Murphy, 7 Will Connors, 8 Caelan Doris. Reps: 16 Bryan Byrne, 17 Ed Byrne, 18 Jack Aungier, 19 Oisin Dowling, 20 Scott Penny, 21 Hugh O’Sullivan, 22 Ciaran Frawley, 23 Fergus McFadden.
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