Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors

Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors

Get the latest ahead of Saturday's 1872 Cup derby as we host Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield in the first match of 2021.

HOW TO WATCH

The match is live on Premier Sports 1 from 2.30pm ahead of a 3pm kick-off at BT Murrayfield. You can also listen live with BBC Radio Scotland, or with minute-by-minute updates via the club's live match centre.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU, 12th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Ben Blain, Hollie Davidson (both SRU)

TMO: Neil Paterson (SRU)


OVERALL PRO14 RECORD

Played 38 Edinburgh won 18, Glasgow won 19, with 1 game drawn.


STORY OF THE MATCH

Scottish bragging rights are on the line this weekend at BT Murrayfield, as Richard Cockerill's side host Glasgow Warriors in the latest instalment of the 1872 Cup.

You can barely split both sides in recent history, with the hosts claiming the points 18 times in the last 38 meetings, and the Warriors emerging victorious in 19 matches, with a solitary draw back in 2011.

With two wins apiece in the four contests last season, this one could go either way in the Scottish capital, and with both sides on just two wins this season, the stakes are higher than ever.

The capital side will have been disappointed with their home form in 2020, with just one win on their own turf since February – an 18-0 success over Cardiff Blues in Round 5.

Similarly, Danny Wilson’s Warriors have just one win on the road since August, with the Blues once again succumbing to a 19-10 defeat to the Scottish side in Round 8.


LAST TIME OUT

With the 1872 Cup and a place in the Guinness PRO14 Semi-Finals secured, Edinburgh hosted Glasgow Warriors in August, with little more than bragging rights on the line.

With a much changed home side taking the field, it was the Warriors who eventually powered to victory, taking a 3-15 win on the day.

RECENT MEETINGS

Date

Venue

E

G

Edinburgh scorers

Glasgow scorers

Sat 29 Dec 18

Scotstoun Stadium

16

8

Stuart McInally(T) Jaco van der Walt(C/3P)

Adam Hastings(P) George Horne(T)

Sat 27 Apr 19

Scotstoun Stadium

10

34

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

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

Sat 21 Dec 19

Scotstoun Stadium

16

20

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

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

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)


KEY STATS

Edinburgh have lost their last two Guinness PRO14 fixtures, but both were to Irish provinces, Leinster and Ulster.

Edinburgh have won just once at BT Murrayfield since February, 18-0 against the Blues on 19 November.

Glasgow Warriors only victory in their last six matches of the Guinness PRO14 was 19-10 away to Cardiff Blues in Round 8.

Warriors have won only once away from home since August: 19-10 over Cardiff Blues in Newport in Round eight.

The two sides met on four occasions last season, with honours even at two wins apiece.

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