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Injury forces changes to Warriors team for Friday

Guinness PRO12 Editor

28 Oct 2011

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Glasgow Warriors have been forced to make two injury-related changes to their starting line-up for tonight’s RaboDirect PRO12 match against Ospreys at Firhill (kick-off 7.05pm).

Captain Al Kellock (calf) and prop Ryan Grant (knee) were both subject to late assessment on their respective complaints, and have been withdrawn from the team on a precautionary basis.

As a consequence, Tom Ryder will partner Richie Gray in the second row, while Gordon Reid comes in at loosehead. Scottish Rugby Elite Development prop George Hunter and back-five forward James Eddie will now be among the Warriors substitutes, with Hunter in line to make his club debut.

Rob Harley, who signed a two-year contract extension on Wednesday, will captain the side.

Head coach Sean Lineen said: “Al and Ryan have both been carrying niggles, and despite their and our physio team’s best efforts, they’re not quite in the right place to play tonight.

“It’s obviously disappointing to lose them, but Tom has had a great start to the season and Gordon did well on his first start in the win over Cardiff at the beginning of the month, so we’re still very happy with the team we’ll be sending out tonight.”

Tickets for the game will be on sale from 5.30pm at the Ticket Centre behind the Jackie Husband Stand.

Supporters are reminded that kick-off is slightly earlier than normal, at 7.05pm.

GLASGOW WARRIORS TEAM TO PLAY OSPREYS IN THE RABODIRECT PRO12 AT FIRHILL ON FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER (KICK-OFF 7.05PM)

15 Stuart Hogg

14 Tommy Seymour
13 Rob Dewey
12 Graeme Morrison
11 Colin Shaw

10 Duncan Weir
9 Chris Cusiter

1 Gordon Reid
2 Pat MacArthur
3 Mike Cusack
4 Richie Gray
5 Tom Ryder
6 Rob Harley (captain)
7 Chris Fusaro
8 Ryan Wilson

SUBSTITUTES

16 Dougie Hall
17 George Hunter
18 Ed Kalman
19 James Eddie
20 John Barclay
21 Colin Gregor
22 Troy Nathan
23 Federico Aramburu