Steel And Bartlett Back For Glasgow

Jon Steel and Michael Bartlett return to the Glasgow XV for the Virgin Trains Cup match against Edinburgh at Hughenden tomorrow evening. Both wings have been injured. Steel last played at Pontypridd early last month whereas Bartlett's most recent game was the Heineken Cup tie against Montferrand in mid-January.Chris Black returns to the squad as back-up scrum half after an even longer absence. His most recent game was as a substitute against Ebbw Vale in September.Steel's fellow Scotland cap, Alan Bulloch, suffered a cut to his left eyebrow in training at Hughenden this morning. He is expected to be fit to play at outside centre, though James Craig has been added to the squad as a precautionary stand-by.Six changes in personnel have been made from the team who started in the match that Glasgow lost to Neath two weeks ago. Graeme Beveridge, Dougie Hall, Lee Harrison, and Andy Hall return along with Steel and Bartlett. In addition, Rory Kerr and Bulloch, Glasgow's wings against Neath, switch respectively to full back and outside centre.Glenn Metcalfe, James McLaren, Jason White, and Gordon Bulloch have been left out of the XV at the request of Ian McGeechan, Scotland's coach. However, Gordon Bulloch, Scotland's hooker, is among the selected substitutes, though only as emergency cover for Dougie Hall. Glasgow's one other hooker, Gavin Scott, fractured a foot bone during the Hong Kong sevens last weekend.Andy Nicol, Glasgow's captain and scrum half, is unavailable because of injury, as is Gordon McIlwham, the regular tight-head prop. Nicol will be out for three or four weeks with a torn calf muscle whereas McIlwham had an ankle injury while he was playing for Scotland in the A international against France last Friday.Glasgow and Edinburgh drew 13-all when they met at Myreside five weeks ago. So tomorrow's winners will lift the Virgin Trains Cup.Paddy O"Brien, the New Zealand referee, will officiate in the match. The kick-off will be at 7.30pm. Glasgow's XV:15 Rory Kerr14 Jon Steel13 Alan Bulloch12 Andy Henderson11 Michael Bartlett10 Tommy Hayes_9 Graeme Beveridge_1 David Hilton_2 Dougie Hall_3 Lee Harrison_4 Andy Hall_5 Nathan Ross_6 Gordon Simpson_7 Donnie Macfadyen_8 Jon Petrie (captain)Substitutes from Gordon Bulloch, Euan Murray, Steve Griffiths, Gareth Flockhart, Chris Black, Jon Stuart, Graeme Kiddie, James Craig.Jon Steel and Michael Bartlett return to the Glasgow XV for the Virgin Trains Cup match against Edinburgh at Hughenden tomorrow evening. Both wings have been injured. Steel last played at Pontypridd early last month whereas Bartlett's most recent game was the Heineken Cup tie against Montferrand in mid-January.Chris Black returns to the squad as back-up scrum half after an even longer absence. His most recent game was as a substitute against Ebbw Vale in September.Steel's fellow Scotland cap, Alan Bulloch, suffered a cut to his left eyebrow in training at Hughenden this morning. He is expected to be fit to play at outside centre, though James Craig has been added to the squad as a precautionary stand-by.Six changes in personnel have been made from the team who started in the match that Glasgow lost to Neath two weeks ago. Graeme Beveridge, Dougie Hall, Lee Harrison, and Andy Hall return along with Steel and Bartlett. In addition, Rory Kerr and Bulloch, Glasgow's wings against Neath, switch respectively to full back and outside centre.Glenn Metcalfe, James McLaren, Jason White, and Gordon Bulloch have been left out of the XV at the request of Ian McGeechan, Scotland's coach. However, Gordon Bulloch, Scotland's hooker, is among the selected substitutes, though only as emergency cover for Dougie Hall. Glasgow's one other hooker, Gavin Scott, fractured a foot bone during the Hong Kong sevens last weekend.Andy Nicol, Glasgow's captain and scrum half, is unavailable because of injury, as is Gordon McIlwham, the regular tight-head prop. Nicol will be out for three or four weeks with a torn calf muscle whereas McIlwham had an ankle injury while he was playing for Scotland in the A international against France last Friday.Glasgow and Edinburgh drew 13-all when they met at Myreside five weeks ago. So tomorrow's winners will lift the Virgin Trains Cup.Paddy O"Brien, the New Zealand referee, will officiate in the match. The kick-off will be at 7.30pm. Glasgow's XV:15 Rory Kerr14 Jon Steel13 Alan Bulloch12 Andy Henderson11 Michael Bartlett10 Tommy Hayes_9 Graeme Beveridge_1 David Hilton_2 Dougie Hall_3 Lee Harrison_4 Andy Hall_5 Nathan Ross_6 Gordon Simpson_7 Donnie Macfadyen_8 Jon Petrie (captain)Substitutes from Gordon Bulloch, Euan Murray, Steve Griffiths, Gareth Flockhart, Chris Black, Jon Stuart, Graeme Kiddie, James Craig.