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Glasgow Announce Team For Sale

Not like that. But they are still looking for a shirt sponsor.

Tomorrow’s game against Sale Sharks in the Mark Cueto Testimonial will see Glasgow Warriors wear their new change kit for the first time, one of two new strips for season 2012/13 designed by Canterbury.

With RESPONSE, the Warriors’ principal sponsor for the past three years, having come to the end of their agreement, Glasgow are currently continuing the process of securing a long-term partner to contribute to the progress being made on and off the pitch at Scotstoun Stadium. Hence why you members of the Warrior Nation can’t go out and buy your new shirts yet, as a big part of the attraction for a sponsor would be using you as a billboard for their brand.

Sale have Richie Gray on the bench amongst their star names, but Fraser Mackenzie and Richie Vernon will start for the Sharks. In his testimonial match, injury prevents Mark Cueto from making an appearance anywhere other than the sidelines.

There are fewer new faces on show for Glasgow than in the Edinburgh team unveiled yesterday, but once again there is a hefty bench.

Shorn of the experience of internationals such as the Lamonts, Morrison or even Stuart Hogg, Gregor Townsend’s first back division is young and pacy and only Troy Nathan on the bench could really be called any sort of veteran.

The pack too has a fresh look, although the steely heart of last year’s league campaign, Chris Fusaro, takes his place in the back row as captain alongside Ryan Wilson who also established himself as a force last season. Having dislodged John Barclay for much of last season, this season perhaps Fusaro might fancy a tilt at Ross Rennie’s shirt…

Glasgow Warriors Team to face Sale Sharks: 15 Peter Murchie, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Byron McGuigan, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Taylor Paris, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Henry Pyrgos; 1 Gordon Reid, 2 Pat MacArthur, 3 Mike Cusack, 4 Tim Swinson, 5 Nick Campbell, 6 Angus Macdonald, 7 Chris Fusaro (capt), 8 Ryan Wilson
Replacements: Finlay Gillies, Moray Low, Ed Kalman, James Eddie, Adam Ashe, Troy Nathan, Scott Wight, Peter Horne, Sean Kennedy, Fraser Thomson

Not considered for selection due to injury: Rory Lamont (leg), Jon Welsh (shoulder)

Sale Sharks: 15 Rob Miller, 14 Charlie Amesbury, 13 Will Addison, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Tom Brady, 10 Nick Macleod, 9 Cillian Willis; 1 Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 2 Joe Ward, 3 Tony Buckley, 4 Fraser McKenzie, 5 James Gaskell, 6 Mark Easter, 7 David Seymour (capt), 8 Richie Vernon
Replacements: Marc Jones, Vadim Cobilas, Aston Croall, Ross Harrison, Richie Gray, Tom Holmes, James Doyle, Dwayne Peel, Danny Cipriani, Jordan Davies, Corne Uys, Charlie Ingall.

1 Response

  1. Kind of a refreshing change to see a jersey with no advertising. Some of the rugby jerseys at the professional level look almost like Formula 1 drivers.

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