Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors: Five changes to home side for 1872 Cup derby

Scotland duo Jamie Ritchie and Darcy Graham return to the Edinburgh side for Saturday’s 1872 Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield.

Edinburgh's Jamie Ritchie will start against Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Ross Parker / SNS
Edinburgh's Jamie Ritchie will start against Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Ross Parker / SNS

The pair are among five changes in the home side’s starting XV. Ritchie comes in at openside flanker, with Magnus Bradbury dropping to the bench, while Graham starts on the wing in place of Jack Blain who is not included in the match-day 23.

The other changes see Henry Pyrgos selected at scrum-half, with Charlie Shiel dropping out, and props Pierre Schoeman (loosehead) and WP Nel (tighthead) picked to start ahead of Rory Sutherland and Simon Berghan who are named among the replacements.

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Glasgow Warriors are due to name their team later on Friday.

Edinburgh team (v Glasgow Warriors, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Saturday, 3pm)

15. Blair Kinghorn

14. Darcy Graham

13. Mark Bennett

12. Chris Dean

11. Duhan van der Merwe

10. Jaco van der Walt

9. Henry Pyrgos

1. Pierre Schoeman

2. Stuart McInally

3. WP Nel

4. Ben Toolis

5. Jamie Hodgson

6. Jamie Ritchie

7. Hamish Watson

8. Viliame Mata

Substitutes:

16. Mike Willemse

17. Rory Sutherland

18. Simon Berghan

19. Andries Ferreira

20. Magnus Bradbury

21. Nic Groom

22. Nathan Chamberlain

23. James Johnstone

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