Glasgow Warriors this morning confirmed their team to play Edinburgh in the deciding leg of the Greaves Sports 1872 Cup derby double against Edinburgh which takes place at Murrayfield on Sunday (2 January, kick-off 5.35pm)
Although the Warriors go into the second leg 12 points ahead following their 30-18 win at Firhill on Monday, they do so having made three enforced changes to the match-day squad.
Peter Murchie will continue at inside centre having replaced the injured Graeme Morrison in the early stages of Monday’s match. Peter Horne will take Murchie’s place on the bench.
Meanwhile, following replacement flanker Chris Fusaro’s one week suspension for the red card shown in the dying minutes of the first leg, Ryan Wilson will now seek to get his first taste of the age-old derby from the subs bench.
Heading to a place where Edinburgh have lost only two of their opening seven games, Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: “We need to improve on last week if we are to be in with a chance of winning at Murrayfield.
“Edinburgh will be hurting after the first leg – we know because we’ve been there before – and they will come out firing on all cylinders.
“These games are very special, and there are Magners League points at stake as well, so that is also in the back of our minds.”
Glasgow Warriors team to play Edinburgh in the Greaves Sports 1872 Cup decider at Murrayfield on Sunday 2 January (kick-off 5.35pm)
15 Bernardo Stortoni
14 Hefin O’Hare13 Max Evans
12 Peter Murchie11 DTH van der Merwe
10 Ruaridh Jackson9 Colin Gregor
1 Jon Welsh2 Fergus Thomson
3 Moray Low4 Richie Gray
5 Alastair Kellock CAPTAIN6 Robert Harley
7 John Barclay8 Richie Vernon
16 Dougie Hall, 17 Ryan Grant, 18 Kevin Tkachuk, 19 Aly Muldowney, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Federico Aramburu
Tickets for Sunday's game are available online (www.edinburghrugby.org and www.glasgowwarriors.org), by telephone (0131 346 5180 and 0844 800 3490), and in person at the Murrayfield Ticket Centre (off Roseburn Street) in Edinburgh or Greaves Sports on Gordon Street and Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow.