Bartlett And Harrison Return For Glasgow'S Galway Game

Michael Bartlett and Lee Harrison, both recovered from injury, return to Glasgow's team for the Celtic League quarter-final against Connacht at Galway Sports Ground on Saturday.A knee injury has kept Harrison out of the Glasgow team since the Heineken Cup match at Northampton on 7 October. Bartlett, who has had a deep thigh bruise, has not played since the Welsh/Scottish League match in which Glasgow beat Caerphilly at Hughenden on 12 October.In all, six changes, three in personnel and three positional, have been made in the team who started in Glasgow's most recent match - the Heineken Cup victory over Cardiff at Hughenden on 4 November.Gordon Simpson, like Bartlett and Harrison, returns to the starting XV, though he appeared against Cardiff as a replacement and, subsequently, played for Scotland in the Autumn Test Series. Glenn Metcalfe and Jon Petrie, who were injured during the autumn international campaign, drop out, as does David Hilton, who had a knee operation after the Cardiff match.Bartlett's return on the left wing allows Rory Kerr to switch to full back in place of Metcalfe. Kerr, though normally a wing, scored two tries when he played at full back in the warm-up match against Northampton at Hughenden in August. Simpson resumes as blind-side flanker, with Roland Reid moving to No.8 to replace Petrie, and Harrison's reappearance at tight head lets Gordon McIlwham transfer to take over from Hilton as left prop.If Glasgow win it they could be back in Ireland the following weekend. The Galway match winners" opponents will be decided by the Leinster v Newport quarter-final at Donnybrook tomorrow evening. The consequent semi-final will be played in the country of winners of that match - at either Lansdowne Road or Cardiff Arms Park on 7 or 8 December.Saturday's kick-off in Galway will be at 2.00pm. Glasgow's team:15 Rory Kerr; 14 Jonathan Steel, 13 James McLaren, 12 Andy Henderson, 11 Michael Bartlett; 10 Tommy Hayes, 9 Andy Nicol (captain); 1 Gordon McIlwham, 2 Gordon Bulloch, 3 Lee Harrison, 4 Nathan Ross, 5 Jason White, 6 Gordon Simpson, 8 Roland Reid, 7 Gareth Flockhart.Replacements - 16 Gavin Scott, 17 Euan Murray, 18 Steve Griffiths, 19 Andy Hall, 20 Graeme Beveridge, 21 Alan Bulloch, 22 Barry Irving.Michael Bartlett and Lee Harrison, both recovered from injury, return to Glasgow's team for the Celtic League quarter-final against Connacht at Galway Sports Ground on Saturday.A knee injury has kept Harrison out of the Glasgow team since the Heineken Cup match at Northampton on 7 October. Bartlett, who has had a deep thigh bruise, has not played since the Welsh/Scottish League match in which Glasgow beat Caerphilly at Hughenden on 12 October.In all, six changes, three in personnel and three positional, have been made in the team who started in Glasgow's most recent match - the Heineken Cup victory over Cardiff at Hughenden on 4 November.Gordon Simpson, like Bartlett and Harrison, returns to the starting XV, though he appeared against Cardiff as a replacement and, subsequently, played for Scotland in the Autumn Test Series. Glenn Metcalfe and Jon Petrie, who were injured during the autumn international campaign, drop out, as does David Hilton, who had a knee operation after the Cardiff match.Bartlett's return on the left wing allows Rory Kerr to switch to full back in place of Metcalfe. Kerr, though normally a wing, scored two tries when he played at full back in the warm-up match against Northampton at Hughenden in August. Simpson resumes as blind-side flanker, with Roland Reid moving to No.8 to replace Petrie, and Harrison's reappearance at tight head lets Gordon McIlwham transfer to take over from Hilton as left prop.If Glasgow win it they could be back in Ireland the following weekend. The Galway match winners" opponents will be decided by the Leinster v Newport quarter-final at Donnybrook tomorrow evening. The consequent semi-final will be played in the country of winners of that match - at either Lansdowne Road or Cardiff Arms Park on 7 or 8 December.Saturday's kick-off in Galway will be at 2.00pm. Glasgow's team:15 Rory Kerr; 14 Jonathan Steel, 13 James McLaren, 12 Andy Henderson, 11 Michael Bartlett; 10 Tommy Hayes, 9 Andy Nicol (captain); 1 Gordon McIlwham, 2 Gordon Bulloch, 3 Lee Harrison, 4 Nathan Ross, 5 Jason White, 6 Gordon Simpson, 8 Roland Reid, 7 Gareth Flockhart.Replacements - 16 Gavin Scott, 17 Euan Murray, 18 Steve Griffiths, 19 Andy Hall, 20 Graeme Beveridge, 21 Alan Bulloch, 22 Barry Irving.