Andy Nicol And Tommy Hayes Return To Glasgow Xv

Andy Nicol and Tommy Hayes return as Glasgow's half-backs for the Virgin Trains Cup match against Edinburgh at Hughenden tomorrow evening [Friday 25 January]. However, two of Nicol's colleagues in Scotland's Calcutta Cup squad, James McLaren and Gordon Bulloch, will miss the game because of injury.Bulloch strained his neck during Glasgow's defeat at Cardiff on Saturday. McLaren missed that game because of a calf strain. Gavin Scott plays as hooker instead of Bulloch whereas Nicol, Glasgow's captain, and Hayes replace Graeme Beveridge and Graeme Kiddie.Michael Bartlett, who injured a thigh during the Heineken Cup tie against Montferrand two weekends ago, is still not ready to be considered for a recall. Nor is Gordon Simpson, the Scotland flanker who damaged ankle ligaments during the Heineken win over Northampton three weeks ago.Dougie Hall has been chosen as back-up hooker for his first appearance in the squad since signing as a professional, though he played for the Glasgow/Edinburgh Development XV against Scotland Under-21 on Monday. Barry Irving, having recovered from the "winter bug," also is among the substitutes. Hall broke an ankle during the summer - before he had even played a game this season - and Irving would have been stand-off against Cardiff had he not fallen ill the day before the match.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Glenn Metcalfe; 14 Jon Steel, 13 Alan Bulloch, 12 Andy Henderson, 11 Rory Kerr; 10 Tommy Hayes, 9 Andy Nicol (captain), 1 David Hilton, 2 Gavin Scott, 3 Gordon McIlwham, 4 Steve Griffiths, 5 Jason White, 6 Roland Reid, 7 Gareth Flockhart, 8 Jon Petrie.Replacements - 16 Dougie Hall, 17 Lee Harrison, 18 Nathan Ross, 19 Tom McLaren, 20 Graeme Beveridge, 21 Barry Irving, 22 Jon Stuart.Andy Nicol and Tommy Hayes return as Glasgow's half-backs for the Virgin Trains Cup match against Edinburgh at Hughenden tomorrow evening [Friday 25 January]. However, two of Nicol's colleagues in Scotland's Calcutta Cup squad, James McLaren and Gordon Bulloch, will miss the game because of injury.Bulloch strained his neck during Glasgow's defeat at Cardiff on Saturday. McLaren missed that game because of a calf strain. Gavin Scott plays as hooker instead of Bulloch whereas Nicol, Glasgow's captain, and Hayes replace Graeme Beveridge and Graeme Kiddie.Michael Bartlett, who injured a thigh during the Heineken Cup tie against Montferrand two weekends ago, is still not ready to be considered for a recall. Nor is Gordon Simpson, the Scotland flanker who damaged ankle ligaments during the Heineken win over Northampton three weeks ago.Dougie Hall has been chosen as back-up hooker for his first appearance in the squad since signing as a professional, though he played for the Glasgow/Edinburgh Development XV against Scotland Under-21 on Monday. Barry Irving, having recovered from the "winter bug," also is among the substitutes. Hall broke an ankle during the summer - before he had even played a game this season - and Irving would have been stand-off against Cardiff had he not fallen ill the day before the match.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Glenn Metcalfe; 14 Jon Steel, 13 Alan Bulloch, 12 Andy Henderson, 11 Rory Kerr; 10 Tommy Hayes, 9 Andy Nicol (captain), 1 David Hilton, 2 Gavin Scott, 3 Gordon McIlwham, 4 Steve Griffiths, 5 Jason White, 6 Roland Reid, 7 Gareth Flockhart, 8 Jon Petrie.Replacements - 16 Dougie Hall, 17 Lee Harrison, 18 Nathan Ross, 19 Tom McLaren, 20 Graeme Beveridge, 21 Barry Irving, 22 Jon Stuart.