Lions Return For Glasgow

Glasgow's two British Lions, Andy Nicol and Gordon Bulloch, return to the starting XV for the Celtic League match against the Borders at Netherdale on Friday. So does their fellow Scotland cap, Glenn Metcalfe, as well as Andrew Wilson and Nathan Ross.Nicol, Bulloch, Wilson, and Ross all appeared as substitutes in the Sardis Road match last Saturday, when Pontypridd ended Glasgow's run of four successive league victories.Wilson will start at blind side in place of Gordon Simpson, who has had a knee cartilage operation after injury on Saturday. It will be Wilson's third start this season, though he has appeared as a substitute in all of Glasgow's five other matches.Ross takes over from Jason White at lock. However, White may yet be restored to the pack if, by Friday, he has recovered from a back injury.Because of a shortage of cover among the back-five forwards, Alan Brown has been enlisted from Dundee High School FP to join the stand-by replacements.Glasgow go into the Netherdale match needing two points to be certain of a place in the competition's last eight. However, they will be going for a maximum haul in their quest for a home quarter-final match.Friday's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's XV:15 Stuart Moffat14 Jon Steel13 Alan Bulloch12 Tommy Hayes11 Glenn Metcalfe10 Calvin Howarth9 Andy Nicol (captain)1 David Hilton2 Gordon Bulloch3 Lee Harrison4 Nathan Ross5 Andy Hall6 Andrew Wilson7 Donnie Macfadyen8 Jon PetrieSubstitutes:16 Ben Daly17 Cameron Blades or Euan Murray18 Rory McKay19 Alan Brown20 Graeme Beveridge21 Andrew Henderson22 Michael BartlettGlasgow's two British Lions, Andy Nicol and Gordon Bulloch, return to the starting XV for the Celtic League match against the Borders at Netherdale on Friday. So does their fellow Scotland cap, Glenn Metcalfe, as well as Andrew Wilson and Nathan Ross.Nicol, Bulloch, Wilson, and Ross all appeared as substitutes in the Sardis Road match last Saturday, when Pontypridd ended Glasgow's run of four successive league victories.Wilson will start at blind side in place of Gordon Simpson, who has had a knee cartilage operation after injury on Saturday. It will be Wilson's third start this season, though he has appeared as a substitute in all of Glasgow's five other matches.Ross takes over from Jason White at lock. However, White may yet be restored to the pack if, by Friday, he has recovered from a back injury.Because of a shortage of cover among the back-five forwards, Alan Brown has been enlisted from Dundee High School FP to join the stand-by replacements.Glasgow go into the Netherdale match needing two points to be certain of a place in the competition's last eight. However, they will be going for a maximum haul in their quest for a home quarter-final match.Friday's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's XV:15 Stuart Moffat14 Jon Steel13 Alan Bulloch12 Tommy Hayes11 Glenn Metcalfe10 Calvin Howarth9 Andy Nicol (captain)1 David Hilton2 Gordon Bulloch3 Lee Harrison4 Nathan Ross5 Andy Hall6 Andrew Wilson7 Donnie Macfadyen8 Jon PetrieSubstitutes:16 Ben Daly17 Cameron Blades or Euan Murray18 Rory McKay19 Alan Brown20 Graeme Beveridge21 Andrew Henderson22 Michael Bartlett