Glasgow Warriors V Cardiff Rugby: Team Selection.
This morning at 11.45am head coach Franco Smith announced his 23rd day to face Welsh side Cardiff Rugby. He made 4 changes in the team that lost in Treviso.
The front row sees the first change as Zander Fagerson comes off the bench to join Jamie Bhatti and Fraser Brown is set to start after failing a last minute fitness test last week.
The engine room also sees a change when Scott Cummings joins Richie Gray, replacing Lewis Bean.
Another change comes in the back row when Rory Darge joins Matt Fagerson and Jack Dempsey.
George Horne and Tom Jordan reunite as halfbacks after a strong showing last week.
Likewise, Stafford McDowall and Sione Tuipulotu team up again in midfield after Tuipulotu’s impressive defensive effort last week.
The back three remain unchanged as captain Kyle Steyn is joined by Sebastian Cancelliere on the wings and Cole Forbes at the back.
Once again, Smith went for a 6/2 split off the bench with a chance to make his debut for JP du Preez. George Turner, Oli Kebble and Lucio Sordoni are the front row understudy this week. One of last week’s debutants, Sintu Manjezi, is joined by du Preez and Thomas Gordon as back row cover. Ali Price and Domingo Miotti complete the 23 on the bench.
I think this week the team has a lot to prove and will have to put on a show to claim victory. Smith has a lot to prove as he didn’t get off to the best start – some of Danny Wilson’s old ways were still on display, especially in the second half last week. Hopefully this week they can get the win Smith needs.
T minus 1 day before kick-off! Go Warriors!