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Worry Not, The Rabo Pro12 Is Back!

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Well, the 6 Nations Championship is over, the exhausted Scotland players have been given some time off and Edinburgh and Glasgow get all the attention once more as they get back into RaboDirect Pro12 action tonight.

Both teams are at home and both sides will be without their biggest players. Edinburgh will want to build before their massive Heineken Cup Quarter final in a few weeks against French giants Toulouse. They will want as many stars fit for that battle and they will be happy to come through their Pro12 game against the Dragons unscathed.

Glasgow Warriors are still hunting down the Pro12 playoffs, so they will want to crush lowly Aironi at home.

Glasgow will be featured on BBC Alba tonight, while Edinburgh will be featured on BBC Radio Scotland or on the BBC Sport website. Glasgow kick-off at 7.35pm while their mates along the M8 kick-off 5 minutes earlier, at 7.30pm.

Here are the teams to play Aironi and the Dragons, respectively.

Glasgow Warriors                                                               Edinburgh Rugby

15 Peter Murchie                                                                    15 Chris Paterson

14 Tommy Seymour                                                               14 Tom Brown
13 Alex Dunbar                                                                       13 Dougie Fife
12 Federico Aramburu                                                            12 Matt Scott
11 David Lemi                                                                         11 Tim Visser

10 Duncan Weir                                                                      10 Harry Leonard
9 Henry Pyrgos                                                                        9 Chris Leck

1 Ryan Grant                                                                           1 Kyle Traynor
2 Dougie Hall (CAPTAIN)                                                       2 Andrew Kelly
3 Mike Cusack                                                                        3 Jack Gilding
4 Nick Campbell                                                                     4 Grant Gilchrist
5 Tom Ryder                                                                           5 Sean Cox
6 Calum Forrester                                                                   6 Roddy Grant (CAPTAIN)
7 Chris Fusaro                                                                        7 Stuart McInally
8 Ryan Wilson                                                                         8 Netani Talei

SUBSTITUTES                                                                      SUBSTITUTES

16 Pat MacArthur                                                                    16 Alun Walker
17 Gordon Reid                                                                       17 Lewis Niven
18 Moray Low                                                                          18 Ulises Gamboa
19 Rob Verbakel                                                                      19 Robert McAlpine
20 Johnnie Beattie                                                                   20 Alan MacDonald
21 Murray McConnell                                                              21 Alex Black
22 Scott Wight                                                                         22 Gregor Hunter
23 Troy Nathan                                                                        23 Sep Visser

Can both these sides get a much needed win? The Scottish rugby fans would feel much better if that was the case…

4 Responses

  1. So, what did we learn at murrayfield? That Edinburgh need a better front row and a hard nosed lock. Oh wait we’ve known that for two seasons. Come on Bradley, sign us a loosehead and a proper second row!

  2. From what I could hear on the radio, Edinburgh sounded pretty poor. We know they have a top notch first string but the depth is a little worrying. Glasgow on the other hand seem to be building a real hungry squad…

  3. What amazes me is that Glasgow have two top quality front rows, but Edinburgh barely have one. Glasgow also have a wealth of options at second row, and Edinburgh don’t. These are the issues that need to be addressed at the Eastern end of the M8.

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