Glasgow Call In Samoan Forward

Glasgow have drafted in Currie's Samoan international lock forward, Opeta Palepoi, for the Bank of Scotland Pro Rugby Cup match against the Borders at Netherdale tomorrow. Another club player, Scott Lawson, the Melrose hooker, is among Glasgow's replacements.Palepoi, who has played 30 games for Samoa, joined Currie a couple of months ago. The 26-year-old, who has been training with Glasgow for the past couple of days, said he was delighted, though surprised to be included in the team for the match at Galashiels.Glasgow also give Andrew Kelly his first start as well as recalling Donnie Macfadyen, Calvin Howarth, Alan Bulloch, and Stuart Moffat. Kelly, the 21-year-old former Ayr prop who signed a professional contract in the past summer, has played seven games for Glasgow this season, though all as a replacement, whereas Bulloch has not started for Glasgow since the Meadowbank match against Edinburgh in early November.Macfadyen and Howarth played as substitutes in the 10-all draw against Edinburgh at Hughenden on Boxing Day. Moffat, who also was on the bench on Boxing Day, will be on the right wing after having played at full back in the first 16 of Glasgow's matches this season. Glenn Metcalfe, however, re-established himself as full back on his return to that role against Edinburgh last week.In all, Glasgow have made six changes in personnel from the team who started against Edinburgh - Moffat for Jon Steel on the right wing, Bulloch for Andrew Henderson at centre, Howarth for Tommy Hayes at stand-off, Macfadyen for Gordon Simpson in the back row, Palepoi for Nathan Ross at lock, and Kelly for Lee Harrison at tight head. Macfadyen will be at open side with Andrew Wilson switching to the other flank. Five of those omitted, all bar Steel, are among the replacements for tomorrow's game.Jason White, Glasgow's Scotland lock, could not be included in the 22 as he has not yet recovered from a back muscle injury. He has been joined on the sidelines by another forward, Ben Daly, who damaged ligaments in his left knee during a brief appearance as a second-half substitute against Edinburgh last week.Tomorrow's Netherdale match will kick off at 2.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Glenn Metcalfe14 Stuart Moffat13 Joe Naufahu12 Alan Bulloch11 Roland Reid10 Calvin Howarth9 Graeme Beveridge1 David Hilton2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Andrew Kelly4 Opeta Palepoi5 Andrew Hall6 Andrew Wilson7 Donnie Macfadyen8 Jon PetrieSubstitutes:16 Scott Lawson17 Lee Harrison18 Nathan Ross19 Gordon Simpson20 Andy Nicol21 Tommy Hayes22 Andrew HendersonGlasgow have drafted in Currie's Samoan international lock forward, Opeta Palepoi, for the Bank of Scotland Pro Rugby Cup match against the Borders at Netherdale tomorrow. Another club player, Scott Lawson, the Melrose hooker, is among Glasgow's replacements.Palepoi, who has played 30 games for Samoa, joined Currie a couple of months ago. The 26-year-old, who has been training with Glasgow for the past couple of days, said he was delighted, though surprised to be included in the team for the match at Galashiels.Glasgow also give Andrew Kelly his first start as well as recalling Donnie Macfadyen, Calvin Howarth, Alan Bulloch, and Stuart Moffat. Kelly, the 21-year-old former Ayr prop who signed a professional contract in the past summer, has played seven games for Glasgow this season, though all as a replacement, whereas Bulloch has not started for Glasgow since the Meadowbank match against Edinburgh in early November.Macfadyen and Howarth played as substitutes in the 10-all draw against Edinburgh at Hughenden on Boxing Day. Moffat, who also was on the bench on Boxing Day, will be on the right wing after having played at full back in the first 16 of Glasgow's matches this season. Glenn Metcalfe, however, re-established himself as full back on his return to that role against Edinburgh last week.In all, Glasgow have made six changes in personnel from the team who started against Edinburgh - Moffat for Jon Steel on the right wing, Bulloch for Andrew Henderson at centre, Howarth for Tommy Hayes at stand-off, Macfadyen for Gordon Simpson in the back row, Palepoi for Nathan Ross at lock, and Kelly for Lee Harrison at tight head. Macfadyen will be at open side with Andrew Wilson switching to the other flank. Five of those omitted, all bar Steel, are among the replacements for tomorrow's game.Jason White, Glasgow's Scotland lock, could not be included in the 22 as he has not yet recovered from a back muscle injury. He has been joined on the sidelines by another forward, Ben Daly, who damaged ligaments in his left knee during a brief appearance as a second-half substitute against Edinburgh last week.Tomorrow's Netherdale match will kick off at 2.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Glenn Metcalfe14 Stuart Moffat13 Joe Naufahu12 Alan Bulloch11 Roland Reid10 Calvin Howarth9 Graeme Beveridge1 David Hilton2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Andrew Kelly4 Opeta Palepoi5 Andrew Hall6 Andrew Wilson7 Donnie Macfadyen8 Jon PetrieSubstitutes:16 Scott Lawson17 Lee Harrison18 Nathan Ross19 Gordon Simpson20 Andy Nicol21 Tommy Hayes22 Andrew Henderson