Glasgow Warriors bolstered for Leinster clash by returning Scotland contingent

Scotland internationals Rob Harley and George Horne are back in the Glasgow side for Monday’s Guinness Pro14 clash with Leinster.

George Horne will start at scrum-half for Glasgow against Leinster after being released from the Scotland camp. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS
George Horne will start at scrum-half for Glasgow against Leinster after being released from the Scotland camp. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

The pair were released back to Warriors for the visit of the Irish side after featuring for Scotland against Georgia last month.

Head coach Danny Wilson has made four changes following the defeat by Ospreys with hooker Grant Stewart promoted from the bench and Fijian wing Niko Matawalu handed his first start of the season.

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Ratu Tagive will start on the bench after training with Scotland last week.

Ahead of the Scotstoun clash, Wilson said: “Leinster are a good side with good depth across the park. We’re well aware of the challenge and we’ve got a good side stepping out on the field.

“It’s good to welcome back some of our international boys. We have a good mix of youth and experience in the squad again, which is good for the future of the club.”

Warriors field an experienced back line, with Pete Horne picked at stand-off to team up with brother George.

Scotland centres Sam Johnson and Nick Grigg are once again paired together in the midfield, both men having crossed for memorable scores against the Irish province in previous encounters.

There’s a first start of the season on the wing for Niko Matawalu, as the Fijian joins Tommy Seymour and Huw Jones in the back three.

Jones continues at full-back and is available after being released from the Scotland camp.

Champions Leinster are looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

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