|European Champions Cup Quarterfinal: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors|
|Venue: Allianz Park Date: Saturday, 30 March Kick-off: 15:15 GMT|
Scotland celebrity Stuart Hogg is likely to definitely make his initial appearance in seven weeks for Glasgow in Saturday’s Champions Cup quarterfinal at Saracens.
Hogg injured his shoulder in the Six Nations match Ireland in February and it hasn’t played as.
England captain Owen Farrell yields at fly-half for Saracens, that have George Kruis in the 2nd row and Maro Itoje at blind side flanker.
Itoje injured his knee during England’s opening Six Nations win in Ireland.
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Glasgow looking to finish Saracens’ dominance
Saracens and Glasgow possess a rich, albeit quite one-sided, history in this competition.
The side never have conquered their British counterparts in five efforts, although the Warriors have won their last five Pro14 games to help keep them high in Conference A.
The teams have met two in the pool stages that this season, together with Saracens winning both games in an unbeaten Hurry throughout their qualifying group.
This season’s dominance followed a cushty Sarries victory in Glasgow’s only quarterfinal appearance at the same venue in 20 17.
Victory for the traffic will end in a very first semifinal in the club’s history, plus they will soon be encouraged with a return to gym for talisman Hogg.
However, co-captain Ryan Wilson, Tommy Seymour, DTH van der Merwe, Huw Jones, Nick Grigg and George Turner are one of those that remain sidelined with trauma.
“it is a large weekend and also the kind of match we would like to be competing in,” explained Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie.
“We know Saracens well, having played with them twice this season. We analyzed them for big chunks of those games and know when we play at our best for 80 moments we have the fire power to produce it into the semifinals.”
Meanwhile, two-time winners Saracens are bidding to accomplish a top flight European trophy to the seventh time.
Captain and former England center Brad Barritt thinks the Scottish and English competition will provide some”added spice” into the tie.
“It’s always going to have a tiny bit of a flavour and taste into the encounter,” he explained.
“To have a home quarter-final is testament to this job done in preceding rounds but by no way gets us the achievement. Preparing to engage in with a match for a third time demands another out-take.”
Replacements: Woolstencroft, Lamositele, Koch, Isiekwe, Burger, Whiteley, Tompkins, Strettle
Glasgow: Hogg; Steyn, McDowall, Johnson, Hughes; Hastings, Price; Kebble, Brown, Fagerson, Swinson, Cummings, Harley, Gibbins (c), Fagerson
Replacements: Bryce, Bhatti, Halanukonuka, Grey, Fusaro, G Horne, P Horne, Matawalu
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)