Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors

Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors

​Get the latest ahead of Friday night's 1872 Cup decider against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun (kick-off 8.15pm) with this week's Match Preview.

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HOW TO WATCH

The match is live on Premier Sports 1 from 7.45pm ahead of a 8.15pm kick-off at Scotstoun.

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: Adam Jones (WRU, 11th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Sam Grove-White, Finaly Brown (both SRU)

TMO: Hollie Davidson (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 11.30am on Thursday 6 May.

OVERALL PRO14 RECORD

Played 40, Glasgow won 20, Edinburgh won 19 with 1 game drawn.


STORY OF THE MATCH

With the 1872 Cup series tied 1-1 - with both sides picking up a home victory so far - Friday night's match-up will determine the winner of the famous inter-city derby.

Should Edinburgh prevail, it will the fourth straight season the capital club have lifted the cup - a stat Glasgow will know all too well.

These two sides have taken four wins apiece from their last eight meetings, but Edinburgh have won just twice in nine visits to Scotstoun.

Glasgow will be aiming to build on their strong home form as they bid to swiftly recover from their heavy defeat to Benetton a fortnight ago.

Danny Wilson’s side have lost just once at Scotstoun since early December, while Edinburgh will be looking to improve their road form.

Although the capital side fell to defeat at both Cardiff and Dragons, their dramatic late win at Connacht in the latter stages of the regular PRO14 season will give them plenty of hope going in to Friday night's derby.


LAST TIME OUT

The Warriors claimed a dramatic 23-22 victory to level the series 1-1 when Edinburgh Rugby travelled to Scotstoun in January. Watch the highlights below:

RECENT MEETINGS

Date

Venue

G

E

Glasgow scorers

Edinburgh scorers

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)

Sat 16 Jan 21

Scotstoun Stadium

23

22

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

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


KEY STATS

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

The Warriors have lost just once at Scotstoun since early December: 13-19 to Ulster on 19 February.

Edinburgh Rugby have won just twice since the end of January 15-14 at Connacht in Round 15 of the Guinness PRO14 and 24-18 in Round 1 of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup.

Edinburgh have lost their last three away games in all tournaments since beating Connacht by a single point in Galway.

The last eight meetings between these two famous old rivals could not be more even with four wins apiece.

Edinburgh have won just twice in nine previous visits to Scotstoun, both in the Guinness PRO14 in May 2017 and December 2018.


TEAM COMPARISON

COMPARISON

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Last 3 PRO14 results:

21 Mar - Dragons (A) L 17-26

22 Mar - Cardiff Blues (A) L 15-34

27 Mar - Benetton (H) W 46-25

28 Mar - Dragons (A) L 17-24

24 Apr - Benetton (A) L 19-46

23 Apr - Zebre (H) W 24-18

Rainbow Cup 2021

Pool N: 12th - W0 D0 L1 - 0pts

Pool N: 6th - W1 D0 L0 - 4pts

PRO14 form

lwWlWl (14pts)

LLwllW (10pts)

Top try scorer

1 - Nick Grigg, Cole Forbes, Ian Keatley

1 - Eroni Sau, Luke Crosbie, Matt Currie

Top points scorer

9 - Ian Keatley

9 - Nathan Chamberlain

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