Jason White Returns For Visit To Sale

Jason White makes a timely return to the Glasgow team for the crucial Heineken Cup game against Sale Sharks on Friday. Glasgow need to win that Heywood Road match to keep in the hunt for a European quarter-final berth.It will be the influential White's first game for Glasgow since he was concussed during Scotland's international against Fiji at Murrayfield in November, the final match of the autumn Test Series. The Scotland lock, though, would have returned earlier for Glasgow but for a back-muscle injury.During his absence Glasgow have won only one of the six matches they have played. That, however, was crucially the Heineken Cup tie against Bourgoin at Hughenden four weeks ago, when the 13-12 victory kept Glasgow in contention in Europe.Two recently absent props, Lee Harrison and Cameron Blades, also resume in the Glasgow squad on Friday. Harrison, who missed the 21-6 defeat by the Borders at Netherdale on Hogmanay because of a back-muscle injury, will be in his accustomed role at tight head whereas Blades will be the replacement prop. A leg injury has kept him out of the squad since the Celtic League quarter-final against Ulster on 30 November.In all, five changes in personnel have been made in the team who started the Hogmanay match - White for Opeta Palepoi at lock, Harrison for Andrew Kelly at tight head, Tommy Hayes for Howarth at stand-off, Andrew Henderson for Joe Naufahu at centre, and Jon Steel for Roland Reid on the wing. However, Hayes and Henderson played as second-half replacements at Netherdale.Glasgow have beaten Sale already this season, winning the Heineken match at Hughenden by 26-14 in October. In fact, Sale have lost all four European ties they have played so far this season, though they have a far better record in domestic rugby, lying second behind Gloucester in the Zurich Premiership.Friday's match will kick off at 7.45pm. Glasgow's team:15 Glenn Metcalfe14 Jon Steel13 Alan Bulloch12 Andrew Henderson11 Stuart Moffat10 Tommy Hayes9 Graeme Beveridge1 David Hilton2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Lee Harrison4 Andrew Hall5 Jason White6 Andrew Wilson7 Donnie Macfadyen8 Jon PetrieReplacements:16 Fergus Thomson17 Cameron Blades18 Nathan Ross19 Gordon Simpson20 Andy Nicol21 Calvin Howarth22 Roland ReidJason White makes a timely return to the Glasgow team for the crucial Heineken Cup game against Sale Sharks on Friday. Glasgow need to win that Heywood Road match to keep in the hunt for a European quarter-final berth.It will be the influential White's first game for Glasgow since he was concussed during Scotland's international against Fiji at Murrayfield in November, the final match of the autumn Test Series. The Scotland lock, though, would have returned earlier for Glasgow but for a back-muscle injury.During his absence Glasgow have won only one of the six matches they have played. That, however, was crucially the Heineken Cup tie against Bourgoin at Hughenden four weeks ago, when the 13-12 victory kept Glasgow in contention in Europe.Two recently absent props, Lee Harrison and Cameron Blades, also resume in the Glasgow squad on Friday. Harrison, who missed the 21-6 defeat by the Borders at Netherdale on Hogmanay because of a back-muscle injury, will be in his accustomed role at tight head whereas Blades will be the replacement prop. A leg injury has kept him out of the squad since the Celtic League quarter-final against Ulster on 30 November.In all, five changes in personnel have been made in the team who started the Hogmanay match - White for Opeta Palepoi at lock, Harrison for Andrew Kelly at tight head, Tommy Hayes for Howarth at stand-off, Andrew Henderson for Joe Naufahu at centre, and Jon Steel for Roland Reid on the wing. However, Hayes and Henderson played as second-half replacements at Netherdale.Glasgow have beaten Sale already this season, winning the Heineken match at Hughenden by 26-14 in October. In fact, Sale have lost all four European ties they have played so far this season, though they have a far better record in domestic rugby, lying second behind Gloucester in the Zurich Premiership.Friday's match will kick off at 7.45pm. Glasgow's team:15 Glenn Metcalfe14 Jon Steel13 Alan Bulloch12 Andrew Henderson11 Stuart Moffat10 Tommy Hayes9 Graeme Beveridge1 David Hilton2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Lee Harrison4 Andrew Hall5 Jason White6 Andrew Wilson7 Donnie Macfadyen8 Jon PetrieReplacements:16 Fergus Thomson17 Cameron Blades18 Nathan Ross19 Gordon Simpson20 Andy Nicol21 Calvin Howarth22 Roland Reid