Glasgow are starting to work their way back to full strength with 8 of the 21 World Cup Warriors in the match day 23. Leinster bring back 4 players who were involved in Ireland’s RWC squad – although only Tadhg Furlong was in the original panel with McCarthy, Ruddock and Boss being late injury call ups after the France game (Boss’ tournament lasted all of 2 days…)
Glasgow welcome back the first 2 of their World Cup Warriors but that still leaves 19 on international duty. Adding new boy Taqele Naiyarovoro and old boy Alex Dunbar really strengthens a back line that has been decimated by Scotland call-ups and injuries.
14 of the those who played in the Pro 12 Grand Final return for the rematch – 11 for Munster and just 3 for Glasgow.
How did the Warriors perform in their home fixture against the Westies?
2 new debutants mean Hugh Blake will be the 9th Warriors’ virgin to pop his cherry in only the 2nd game of the season.
Peter Horne was voted the Glasgow Warriors’ Unofficial Fansite’s Player of the Year for season 2014/15. Pete played a significant part in the Warriors success, making more starts than any other player and showing his considerable skills in both attack and defence.