Guru 14 & 1872 Cup: Glasgow v Edinburgh
Venue: Scotstoun, Date: Saturday, 29 December Kick off: 15:00 BST
Coverage: Listen live on Radio Scotland & online; text Comment on BBC Sport Web Site & Program

Glasgow Warriors welcome back Alex Dunbar since they make six changes for their next festive ending up in Pro14 derby competitions Edinburgh.

The Scotland facility have not featured as October.

Ali Price, Niko Matawalu, Ryan Wilson, Tim Swinson and D’Arcy Rae will also be drafted into the beginning Line up.

Edinburgh, who had a 23-7 victory at Murrayfield past Saturday, make only 1 modification, together with Jamie Ritchie joining the rear .

Ritchie, who’s missed the past two fixtures through injury, takes more than Luke Hamilton.

The match match is, in addition, the next leg of the annual 1872 Cup series, also with a third match to emerge at Scotstoun in April.

“Defensively we played well past weekend but we did not ask enough questions of Edinburgh in attack,” said Warriors head trainer Dave Rennie. “We are going to have to be better in that section.

“We are in a situation where we could replace quality with quality. Five of the six players we’re getting to the starting line-up are internationals, all six have played 50 games to the club and four are centurions.”

Grant Stewart keeps his place in hooker for the hosts, even together with Fraser Brown and George Turner sidelined with trauma, whilst center Sam Johnson has recovered from a knee injury sustained from October to take his own place on the bench.

Edinburgh have lost all half of the Pro14 games on the road this year but spirits is going to be high for the short travel west after a highly effective showing last weekend.

“We’re thrilled with results along with the performance against Glasgow, but we understand they’ll be hurting and we expect them to come back at us stronger,” said head coach Richard Cockerill.

“There certainly were a lot of positives to take. We’re quite happy with our own physicality and also our set piece, whilst we were really solid defensively.

“The boys have enjoyed a small amount of time off over xmas, but we’ve come in, trained really well and we’re eager for the challenge that awaits us in Scotstoun.”

Glasgow Warriors: Hogg, Seymour, Dunbar, P Horne, Matawalu, Hastings, Price, Kebble, Stewart, Rae, Swinson, Grey, Wilson, Gibbins, Fagerson.

Edinburgh: Kinghorn; Graham, Johnstone, Dean, Van der Merwe; Van der Walt, Pyrgos; Schoeman, McInally, Nel, Toolis, Gilchrist, Ritchie, Watson, Mata.


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