Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors

Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors

Get the latest ahead of Saturday night's Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield.

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HOW TO WATCH

The match is live on Premier Sports 1 from 7.25pm ahead of a 7.35pm kick-off at BT Murrayfield.

You can can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre or listen live on BBC Radio Scotland.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 65th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Keith Allen, David Sutherland (both SRU)

TMO: Sam Grove-White (SRU)


TEAM NEWS

The Edinburgh Rugby squad to face Glasgow Warriors will be named via press release and across the club's social channels at 12 noon on Friday 14 May.

OVERALL PRO14 RECORD

Played 41, Glasgow won 21, Edinburgh won 19 with 1 game drawn.


STORY OF THE MATCH

Edinburgh have a quick fire chance to turn the tables when they host Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield on Saturday night.

Glasgow will make the short journey buoyed by a 29-19 victory over their rivals last week which saw the Scotstoun outfit claim the 1872 Cup for the first time in four years.

Glasgow have a solitary Murrayfield win since December 2017 and they have only won once away in the PRO14 since November while Edinburgh will be keen to rediscover a consistent winning formula.

Richard Cockerill's team often save their best when facing Glasgow Warriors at home and will be eager to defend home soil when Warriors come to town.


LAST TIME OUT

Edinburgh Rugby travelled to face Glasgow Warriors on Friday night where the hosts claimed a 29-19 victory to lift the 1872 Cup for the first time in four years.

RECENT MEETINGS

Date

Venue

E

G

Edinburgh scorers

Glasgow scorers

Sat 28 Dec 19

BT Murrayfield

29

19

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

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

Sat 22 Aug 20

BT Murrayfield

30

15

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

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

Fri 28 Aug 20

BT Murrayfield

3

15

Nathan Chamberlain(P)

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

Sat 2 Jan 21

BT Murrayfield

10

7

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

Lewis Bean(T) Ross Thompson(C)

Sat 16 Jan 21

Scotstoun Stadium

22

23

Chris Dean(T) Jaco van der Walt(C/P) Mark Bennett(C) Jamie Farndale(T) Eroni Sau(T)

George Turner(T) Matt Fagerson(T) Ross Thompson(2C/3P)

Fri 7 May 21

Scotstoun Stadium

19

29

Stuart McInally(T) Pierre Schoeman(T) Nathan Chamberlain(2C) Dave Cherry(T)

Kyle Steyn(T) Cole Forbes(T) Fotu Lokotui(T) Fraser Brown(T) Ross Thompson(3C/P)


KEY STATS

Edinburgh Rugby have won just one of their last five matches: 24-18 against Zebre at BT Murrayfield in Round 1 of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup.

Edinburgh have not won successive matches at Murrayfield since February 2020.

Glasgow Warriors only victory in their last four matches was 46-25 at home to Benetton in the Guinness PRO14 on 27 March.

Warriors have won just once on the road since November: 31-22 against Zebre in Parma on 6 March.

Glasgow have won three of their last four fixtures against their fiercest rivals but have won only once at BT Murrayfield since December 2017: 15-3 in August 2020.


TEAM COMPARISON

COMPARISON

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Last 3 PRO14 results:

28 Mar - Dragons (A) L 17-24

27 Mar - Benetton (H) W 46-25

23 Apr - Zebre (H) W 24-18

24 Apr - Benetton (A) L 19-46

7 May - Glasgow (A) L 19-29

7 May - Edinburgh (H) W 29-19

Rainbow Cup 2021

Pool N: 9th - W1 D0 L1 - 4pts

Pool N: 7th - W1 D0 L1 - 5pts

PRO14 form

LwllWl (10pts)

wWlWlW (19pts)

Top try scorer

1 - Dave Cherry, Matt Currie, Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, Luke Crosbie, Eroni Sau

2 - Cole Forbes

Top points scorer

13 - Nathan Chamberlain

10 - Cole Forbes

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