Rory Kerr Returns For Glasgow

Glasgow have recalled Rory Kerr as left wing for the Bank of Scotland Pro Rugby Cup match against Edinburgh at Hughenden tomorrow evening. It will be the international wing's first start for the club since his two games during the August warm-up programme.Kerr was capped against Canada and the United States during Scotland's North American tour in June. Yet, apart from the August games against Exeter and Ulster, including a try against the English club, he has had only five appearances in a replacement walk-on role for Glasgow in European, Celtic, and domestic rugby this season.However, he has had better recognition on a higher plane, with three appearances for Scotland A, for whom he scored a try against Romania in Aberdeen in November. More recently, he made a replacement appearance against England A, and, last Friday, he was restored to the starting line-up against Italy A in Perth.Another previously out-of-favour wing, Michael Bartlett, also is in the starting line-up. Recalls for the two wings are the most notable selection changes made by Richie Dixon, who was appointed caretaker coach after Kiwi Searancke's departure earlier this week. Kenny Sinclair, another with limited recognition in selection this season, is among the replacements as stand-by scrum half.Five players could not be considered because of injuries - Gordon Simpson, Jason White, Donnie Macfadyen, Tommy Hayes, and Andy Nicol. White is still recovering from a thigh bruise after injury while he was playing in the Murrayfield international against Italy last Saturday, a match in which he was one of Scotland's four try-scorers, and Hayes has a foot strain. Each of those players was close to being fit for tomorrow, but Simpson will out for the remainder of the season after a shoulder operation.Glasgow need to win tomorrow's match as well as their two remaining games against the Borders to have any hope of qualifying for the Heineken Cup next season.Tomorrow's game will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow team:15 Glenn Metcalfe14 Michael Bartlett13 Joe Naufahu12 Andrew Henderson11 Rory Kerr10 Calvin Howarth9 Graeme Beveridge1 Cameron Blades2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Lee Harrison4 Nathan Ross5 Andrew Hall6 Rory McKay7 Andrew Wilson8 Jon PetrieReplacements:16 Ben Daly17 David Hilton18 Damien Kelly19 Roland Reid20 Kenny Sinclair21 Barry Irving22 Stuart MoffatGlasgow have recalled Rory Kerr as left wing for the Bank of Scotland Pro Rugby Cup match against Edinburgh at Hughenden tomorrow evening. It will be the international wing's first start for the club since his two games during the August warm-up programme.Kerr was capped against Canada and the United States during Scotland's North American tour in June. Yet, apart from the August games against Exeter and Ulster, including a try against the English club, he has had only five appearances in a replacement walk-on role for Glasgow in European, Celtic, and domestic rugby this season.However, he has had better recognition on a higher plane, with three appearances for Scotland A, for whom he scored a try against Romania in Aberdeen in November. More recently, he made a replacement appearance against England A, and, last Friday, he was restored to the starting line-up against Italy A in Perth.Another previously out-of-favour wing, Michael Bartlett, also is in the starting line-up. Recalls for the two wings are the most notable selection changes made by Richie Dixon, who was appointed caretaker coach after Kiwi Searancke's departure earlier this week. Kenny Sinclair, another with limited recognition in selection this season, is among the replacements as stand-by scrum half.Five players could not be considered because of injuries - Gordon Simpson, Jason White, Donnie Macfadyen, Tommy Hayes, and Andy Nicol. White is still recovering from a thigh bruise after injury while he was playing in the Murrayfield international against Italy last Saturday, a match in which he was one of Scotland's four try-scorers, and Hayes has a foot strain. Each of those players was close to being fit for tomorrow, but Simpson will out for the remainder of the season after a shoulder operation.Glasgow need to win tomorrow's match as well as their two remaining games against the Borders to have any hope of qualifying for the Heineken Cup next season.Tomorrow's game will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow team:15 Glenn Metcalfe14 Michael Bartlett13 Joe Naufahu12 Andrew Henderson11 Rory Kerr10 Calvin Howarth9 Graeme Beveridge1 Cameron Blades2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Lee Harrison4 Nathan Ross5 Andrew Hall6 Rory McKay7 Andrew Wilson8 Jon PetrieReplacements:16 Ben Daly17 David Hilton18 Damien Kelly19 Roland Reid20 Kenny Sinclair21 Barry Irving22 Stuart Moffat