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Price starts as ten internationals return

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1 Dec 2016

Ali Price

Fresh from winning his first international cap for Scotland against Georgia last Saturday, scrum-half Ali Price returns to the Glasgow Warriors starting line-up to face Munster at Scotstoun tomorrow night (kick-off 7.35pm) – live on BBC ALBA.

Nine of the Warriors involved for Scotland return, along with Sila Puafisi who played for Tonga in their win over Italy.

It didn’t take long for Price to make a mark on the international stage, combining with Rory Hughes to set up a late try for Scotland with the winger also returning to the Warriors starting XV.

Hughes is joined in the back three by full-back Peter Murchie and winger Tommy Seymour, who scored Scotland’s opening try last weekend.

Mark Bennett is another to return having started the game at Rugby Park and he partners Nick Grigg in midfield.

They will both play outside of Peter Horne who featured in all three of Scotland’s Autumn internationals and starts tomorrow at fly-half .

Sila Puafisi and Fraser Brown join Gordon Reid in the front row, all three having added to their international tally last month.

Rob Harley was another in the starting XV in Kilmarnock and he returns to partner Tim Swinson in the engine room.

Scotland’s Man of the Match against Georgia, Ryan Wilson, will start at Number 8 for the Warriors, flanked by Josh Strauss and Chris Fusaro.

On the bench Fiji international scrum-half Nemia Kenatale could make his debut for the club, while prop Alex Allan also returns from international duty.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “It was great to see all the Warriors playing Test rugby over the past few weeks and we welcome a number of them back this weekend.

“The players have responded to last week’s defeat in a way we have come to expect from them – with positivity, effort and determination. They were disappointed but have put in the hard work to make the necessary improvements.

“Munster are well organised in defence, physical in contact and show innovation in attack. We’re going to have to be alert and at our best to come out on top tomorrow night.”

Glasgow Warriors team to play Munster in the GUINNESS PRO12 at Scotstoun Stadium. Friday 2 December at 7.35pm live on BBC ALBA. You can also follow the action on Twitter @GlasgowWarriors. (Glasgow Warriors caps in brackets):

15. Peter Murchie (107)
14. Rory Hughes (23)
13. Nick Grigg (7)
12. Mark Bennett (57)
11. Tommy Seymour (90)
10. Peter Horne (105)
9. Ali Price (30)

1. Gordon Reid (102)
2. Fraser Brown (54)
3. Sila Puafisi (30)
4. Tim Swinson (85)
5. Rob Harley (145)
6. Josh Strauss (97)
7. Chris Fusaro (112)
8. Ryan Wilson (118) CAPTAIN

Replacements

16. Corey Flynn (7)
17. Alex Allan (33)
18. D’arcy Rae (12)
19. Rob McAlpine (3)
20. Langilangi Haupeakui (3)
21. Nemia Kenatale (0)
22. Rory Clegg (12)
23. Lee Jones (40)

Not available due to injury: Adam Ashe (hip / foot), Scott Cummings (shoulder), Greg Peterson (shoulder), Henry Pyrgos (knee), Leonardo Sarto (shoulder), Tjiuee Uanivi (shoulder) and Richie Vernon (shoulder).