1,207 – tackles made by Jonny Gray in his first 99 appearances for Glasgow.
6 – players in the combined XVs who also started the equivalent game last season.
3 – Brandon Thomson is the first of 3 Western Province players who will feature for Glasgow in 2017. Welcome to the VeePeeWeegies!
25 out of 28 – number of games played by Sila Puafisi since his debut – more than any other Glasgow player in this period.
Gregor Townsend makes 10 changes to the starting XV from last week’s “best win of the season” against Leinster. 13 Scotland caps return from international duty or injury and this may well be the strongest 23 fielded by Glasgow so far in this campaign.
Just 4 players return for Glasgow from the last time these 2 clubs met – the Pro 12 playoff semi-final – with Ryan Grant the only Warriors’ player to start both fixtures. The home team can call on 14 of the 23 who lost out in dramatic fashion at Scotstoun in May as they look to maintain their position at the top of the league.