Morrison to make 100th Magners League start

Guinness PRO12 Editor

27 Oct 2010



Centre Graeme Morrison will make his 100th Magners League start for Glasgow Warriors on Friday (29 October, kick-off 8.05pm) when the Warriors face Llanelli Scarlets in the Magners League at the Parc Y Scarlets.

Although the most experienced player in terms of league starts, as of Friday, Morrison will remain just one game shy of matching Dan Parks’ all-time appearance record of 142 games for Glasgow.

Looking forward to the occasion, he said: “You never really prepare for occasions like this. The time has gone pretty quickly and you can put that down to the fun I’ve had since joining seven years ago.

“When I first started, we hade players like Glen Metcalfe and Gordon Bulloch in the squad, and I had to pinch myself in the huddles when involved in these games.

“I’m massively proud to play for Glasgow. I speak to guys who have left the club and the atmosphere isn’t the same anywhere else. The guys have a real camaraderie, everyone gets on well together, and it’s a club I really love playing for.”

On one of the club’s all-time greats, Warriors head coach Sean Lineen added: “Graeme has been a fantastic servant to the game both with Glasgow and with Scotland. I’ve seen him develop into a class act and you won’t find a more reliable player.

“I know he is very proud to play for Glasgow. He is integral to what we’re about.”

Meanwhile, the Warriors have made four changes to the team that defeated Ospreys 31-23 ahead of Friday’s tussle with the Scarlets which is live on BBC ALBA.

In the backs, Peter Horne is rewarded for his scorching contribution to the win over the Ospreys and starts at fullback in place of Bernardo Stortoni who is rested.

Wingers DTH van der Merwe and Federico Aramburu are reinstated to their starting berths as they recover from the flu and a neck strain respectively.

In the pack, Ed Kalman replaces Moray Low who is unavailable due to a chest injury.
Lineen, concluded: “The boys were outstanding against a quality team last weekend. They really stepped up to the plate in front of a loud home crowd. However, we have to move on because the Scarlets are a different proposition.”

Glasgow Warriors team to play Llanelli Scarlets in the Magners League at Parc Y Scarlets on Friday 29 October (kick-off 8.05pm)

15 Peter Horne
14 DTH van der Merwe
13 Max Evans
12 Graeme Morrison
11 Federico Aramburu
10 Ruaridh Jackson
9 Colin Gregor
1 Jon Welsh
2 Dougie Hall
3 Ed Kalman
4 Aly Muldowney
5 Richie Gray
6 Robert Harley
7 John Barclay CAPTAIN
8 Richie Vernon

Substitutes: 16 Fergus Thomson, 17 Kevin Tkachuk, 18 Ryan Grant, 19 Tom Ryder, 20 Calum Forrester, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Colin Shaw