Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors

Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors

Get the latest ahead of Friday (8 January) night's trip to Scotstoun as we face Glasgow Warriors in the second leg of the 1872 Cup.

HOW TO WATCH

The match is live on Premier Sports 2 from 7pm ahead of a 7.35pm kick-off at Scotstoun. You can also listen live with BBC Radio Scotland, or with minute-by-minute updates via the club's live match centre.


TEAM ANNOUCEMENT

The Edinburgh Rugby squad travelling to Glasgow will be announced via the club's social channels and website at 12 noon on Thursday 7 January.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 48th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Finlay Brown, Dunx McClement (both SRU)

TMO: Charles Samson (SRU)

OVERALL PRO14 RECORD

Played 39, Glasgow won 19, Edinburgh won 19 with 1 game drawn


STORY OF THE MATCH

Scotland’s two giants meet for the second time in a week after Saturday’s closely-fought encounter at BT Murrayfield, which Edinburgh claimed 10-7.

Hosts Glasgow Warriors have won just one of their last seven Guinness PRO14 matches, a 19-10 success against Cardiff Blues in Round 8, and just once at home in any competition since February.

After a slow start to the season, Edinburgh have picked up some form and have won the last two matches. However, they sit fifth in Conference B with just three league victories this season.

The overall head-to-head record lies at 19 wins each and one draw.


LAST TIME OUT

The two sides met in the 1872 Cup opening leg on Saturday night in a match that was certainly for the purists.

After a scoreless opening 65 minutes, Richard Cockerill's side powered to victory thanks to Magnus Bradbury's try and Jaco van der Walt's penalty.

RECENT MEETINGS

Date

Venue

G

E

Glasgow Warriors scorers

Edinburgh scorers

Sat 27 Apr 19

Scotstoun Stadium

34

10

Ali Price(T) Sam Johnson(T) Adam Hastings(4C/2P) Nikola Matawalu(T) Tommy Seymour(T)

Duhan van der Merwe(T) Simon Hickey(C/P)

Sat 21 Dec 19

Scotstoun Stadium

20

16

Ali Price(T) Adam Hastings(2C/2P) George Turner(T)

Jaco van der Walt(C) Simon Hickey(3P) Blair Kinghorn(T)

Sat 28 Dec 19

BT Murrayfield

19

29

Huw Jones(T) Adam Hastings(2C) Scott Cummings(T) George Horne(T)

Henry Pyrgos(T) Simon Hickey(2C/P) Penalty Try(T) Darcy Graham(2T)

Sat 22 Aug 20

BT Murrayfield

15

30

Pete Horne(T) Adam Hastings(T/C/P)

Jaco van der Walt(3C/3P) Nic Groom(2T) Charlie Shiel(T)

Fri 28 Aug 20

BT Murrayfield

15

3

Adam Hastings(C/P) Ratu Tagive(T) Fraser Brown(T)

Nathan Chamberlain(P)

Sat 2 Jan 21

BT Murrayfield

7

10

Lewis Bean(T) Ross Thompson(C)

Jaco van der Walt(C/P) Magnus Bradbury(T)


KEY STATS

Glasgow Warriors have won just one of their last seven Guinness PRO14 matches: 19-10 against Cardiff Blues at Newport in Round 8.

The Warriors have won just once at home in any competition since February, against Scarlets in Round 2 of the PRO14.

Edinburgh Rugby have won their last two first team matches, at Sale in the European Champions Cup and at home to Glasgow last weekend but have not won three in succession since February.

The last six encounters between the famous old rivals have been evenly shared with three wins apiece, but Edinburgh’s three victories have been in their last four encounters and all at BT Murrayfield.

Edinburgh’s two previous victories in eight visits to Scotstoun were in May 2017 and December 2018.

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