What a difference a season makes: Warriors’ average line-up

The early part of the 2015/16 season was shaped by the Rugby World Cup and the 23 Warriors players who missed at least some of the first 6 rounds in the Pro 12. The way Glasgow lined up for those fixtures was dramatically different from what has been seen in the first part of the current campaign. Here’s a look at the average line-ups (by minutes played in each position) for both seasons.

Teams

2015/16
Hughes (141)
Naiyaravoro (145)
Vernon (154)
Lyle (400)
Jones (240)
Clegg (226)
Blair (273)
Position
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
2016/17
Hogg (300)
Sarto (174)
Bennett (161)
Johnson (240)
Seymour (240)
Clegg (199)
Pyrgos (274)
Allan (298)
MacArthur (246)
Cusack (215)
Harley (285)
Cummings (290)
Harley (195)
Fusaro (258)
Ashe (372)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Reid (278)
Brown (165)
Puafisi (247)
Swinson (211)
Gray (400)
Harley (233)
Wynne (132)
Wilson (291)

 

Notes
2015/16

  • Bob Harley appears twice. If the Ginger Ninja wasn’t prepared to play in two positions at once then Kieran Low (116) would come into the second row.
  • Hugh Blake missed out on the outside centre spot by just 17 minutes after playing there twice instead of his usual back row role.
  • Rory Hughes was one of 7 different players to feature at full back in these early games.
  • In the first six matches:
    • 45 different players were used
    • 14 players made their Warriors debut
    • 2 Scottish Rugby Academy players got game time

2016/17

  • Fraser Brown was only 4 minutes away from being taking the 7 shirt as well.
  • Glasgow have used 9 different players in the back row already this season – and that’s even with Adam Ashe, Chris Fusaro and LangiLangi Haupeakui yet to feature.
  • In the first six matches:
    • 42 different players were used
    • 9 players made their Warriors debut
    • 4 Scottish Rugby Academy players got game time – the increasing use of Academy players has been a feature of recent seasons and is a topic On Top Of The Moon will be returning to in the not too distant future…
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