Barry Irving'S First At Last

Barry Irving will make his first start of the season for Glasgow tomorrow evening at Hughenden in the Bank of Scotland Pro Rugby Cup match against the Borders. The stand-off has made three appearances as a replacement this season, but he has had to wait until the final game of 2002-2003 before he wears the No.10 jersey again.Irving's recall is among seven changes in personnel from the XV who started in the previous match, also against the Borders, when defeat at Netherdale ended Glasgow's bid for one of the two Scottish places in the Heineken Cup next season.Four of Glasgow's Scotland caps - Glenn Metcalfe, Andy Nicol, Gordon Bulloch, and Andy Hall - are among the nominated replacements, as are other regulars such as Calvin Howarth and Andrew Wilson. Changes, however, do not mean that Glasgow have downgraded the match in their minds. "We"re still treating it as a serious game," Richie Dixon, Glasgow's coach, commented today. "We"re taking the opportunity to look at combinations.'two Scotland caps, Jason White and Nicol, are in the squad for the last time. White, who will lead Glasgow tomorrow, will be with Sale Sharks next season, and though Nicol, Glasgow's captain for the past four years, is on the bench it is expected that he will make a farewell appearance before his retirement.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Stuart Moffat14 John Steel13 Alan Bulloch12 Andrew Henderson11 Rory Kerr10 Barry Irving9 Graeme Beveridge1 David Hilton2 Ben Daly3 Lee Harrison4 Jason White5 Nathan Ross6 Roland Reid7 Jon Petrie8 Rory McKayReplacements:16 Gordon Bulloch17 Cameron Blades18 Andrew Hall19 Andrew Wilson20 Andy Nicol21 Calvin Howarth22 Glenn MetcalfeBarry Irving will make his first start of the season for Glasgow tomorrow evening at Hughenden in the Bank of Scotland Pro Rugby Cup match against the Borders. The stand-off has made three appearances as a replacement this season, but he has had to wait until the final game of 2002-2003 before he wears the No.10 jersey again.Irving's recall is among seven changes in personnel from the XV who started in the previous match, also against the Borders, when defeat at Netherdale ended Glasgow's bid for one of the two Scottish places in the Heineken Cup next season.Four of Glasgow's Scotland caps - Glenn Metcalfe, Andy Nicol, Gordon Bulloch, and Andy Hall - are among the nominated replacements, as are other regulars such as Calvin Howarth and Andrew Wilson. Changes, however, do not mean that Glasgow have downgraded the match in their minds. "We"re still treating it as a serious game," Richie Dixon, Glasgow's coach, commented today. "We"re taking the opportunity to look at combinations.'two Scotland caps, Jason White and Nicol, are in the squad for the last time. White, who will lead Glasgow tomorrow, will be with Sale Sharks next season, and though Nicol, Glasgow's captain for the past four years, is on the bench it is expected that he will make a farewell appearance before his retirement.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Stuart Moffat14 John Steel13 Alan Bulloch12 Andrew Henderson11 Rory Kerr10 Barry Irving9 Graeme Beveridge1 David Hilton2 Ben Daly3 Lee Harrison4 Jason White5 Nathan Ross6 Roland Reid7 Jon Petrie8 Rory McKayReplacements:16 Gordon Bulloch17 Cameron Blades18 Andrew Hall19 Andrew Wilson20 Andy Nicol21 Calvin Howarth22 Glenn Metcalfe