Robbie Fergusson joins Center, whose appearance two weeks ago against Ulster was his first full 15-on-15 game in four years
After center Nick Grigg was fired from the Scottish squad to make way for Duncan Taylor, who faced France after joining the bench, he’s a surprising addition to the Glasgow Warriors team, heading into for the first time tomorrow Scotstoun versus Munster has been playing since October 2018.
The 28-year-old will be joined in the Glasgow centers by Robbie Fergusson, whose appearance two weeks ago against Ulster was his first full 15-on-15 game in four years.
Since Stafford McDowall is unavailable due to injury and Grigg starts at 13, Fergusson moves to the inner center.
Grigg’s inclusion is one of four changes to the well-beaten Belfast side of Glasgow, who were defeated 40-15 due to a home defeat by Leinster.
Having won just one of their five Pro14 games this season, Glasgow is ahead of Conference A’s bottom two teams, Dragons and Zebre, in terms of points difference.
With the undefeated Munster at the helm of Conference B, the remainder of 2020 is a daunting prospect for Danny Wilson’s team, who travel to Cardiff next week before heading to the Champions Cup games against Exeter and Lyon for two consecutive 1872- Cup games follow Edinburgh.
With 22 players unavailable due to injury or international involvement, Wilson’s options are limited. After making his Warriors debut in Belfast, Lewis Bean will make his first start for Glasgow in the second row alongside Rob Harley in the engine room.
Elsewhere up front, after his first start against Ulster, the Argentinian supporter Enrique Pieretto remains in a confined space, with the loosehead Aki Seiuli and the hooker Grant Stewart in an unchanged front row at his side.
The back row remains unchanged for the fourth game in a row. Captain Ryan Wilson plays blindside, Tom Gordon plays openside and Samoan internationalist TJ Ioane plays no. 8th.
Behind the Scrum there is a change in the Scrum half, where Sean Kennedy makes his first start in Scotstoun since November 2012, where he works with Peter Horne, who starts again in the stalemate.
Tommy Seymour and Robbie Nairn both come in the final three after missing the match in Belfast. Glenn Bryce keeps the jersey with a full back.
Nairn’s inclusion means that Niko Matawalu is going to the bench. Caleb Korteweg, who sat on the bench with the Fijian after a late appearance in Belfast, made his Scotstoun debut after being named among the substitutes. Alex Allan and D’arcy Rae are named again as backup props, joining Johnny Matthews as front row covers for Monday night.
« Munster is a good team and a difficult challenge, but we know we have the players who can go out there and run, » said Wilson. « It’s nice to welcome Nick [Grigg] back to the squad. Although he will be disappointed to have been sacked by Scotland, tomorrow is a chance for him to get playing time and he is dying to come out and make a difference in midfield. ”
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