1872 Cup: Three to watch for Glasgow Warriors

The squads have been named for Saturday evening’s 1872 Cup match between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors.

So, who could be the key men for the visitors at BT Murrayfield as they look to become the first team to defeat Edinburgh there this season?

Three to watch

Pete Horne

The 29-year-old will be playing his 150th game for the Warriors and he always seems lie the steadying influence on a backline of great talent.

Playing at 12 he will act as a second playmaker and also communicate well with Adam Hastings and his younger brother George inside him.

Seems to have a good understanding at centre with Nick Grigg while he knows more than anyone how to get the dangerous back three involved in things.

Oli Kebble


Now over last season’s injury problems the South African-born loosehead prop has been having a great season.

His role becomes even more important now with hookers Fraser Brown and George Turner out and rookie Grant Stewart starting in the number two jersey.

As well as doing well in the tight, Kebble likes to carry ball in the lose and that may be needed against an Edinburgh defence that are hard to break down at the best of times.

Adam Ashe

He has hit a great run of form in recent weeks and looks lie he has been preferred in the back-row for this one to co-captain Ryan Wilson.

Has chipped in with a few tries this season already and his ball carrying along with that of No.8 Matt Fagerson could make big dents in the hosts armoury.

Will also see this as a great chance to force himself back onto the Scotland reckoning for the Six Nations.

Glasgow Warriors: Stuart Hogg; Tommy Seymour, Nick Grigg, Pete Horne, DTH van der Merwe; Adam Hastings, George Horne; Oli Kebble, George Turner, Siua Halanukonuka, Rob Harley, Jonny Gray, Adam Ashe, Callum Gibbins, Matt Fagerson. Replacements: Kevin Bryce, Jamie Bhatti, D’Arcy Rae, Tim Swinson, Chris Fusaro, Ali Price, Huw Jones, Niko Matawalu.

Thanks to David Gibson/FOTOSPORT for the match images

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