Rory Kerr At Full Back For Glasgow

Glasgow have benefited from Rory Kerr's release from the Scotland squad. He will be on duty for Glasgow's opening Celtic League match against Cardiff Blues at Hughenden on Friday evening.Kerr was on the right wing for Scotland against Wales at Cardiff last Saturday, but he will not be in his international role on Friday. Instead, Glasgow utilise him at full back in the absence of both Glenn Metcalfe and Stuart Moffat. Metcalfe is still with Scotland's squad whereas Moffat has a back strain."I haven't played much at full back," Kerr admitted today. "But I"m really looking forward to Friday."It is more than a year since Kerr played in the No.15 jersey for Glasgow. He had five games as full back in 2001-2002, marking his debut in that position with two tries in the friendly match against Northampton in August of that season. He went on to play at full back in the Celtic League quarter-final and semi-final against respectively Connacht and Leinster in December of that year as well as two subsequent Welsh-Scottish League games."We"re delighted that Rory's back involved with Glasgow," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, commented.However, selection in several other respects was not easy because of the competition for places. "It was a difficult team to choose," Campbell pointed out. 'there were a lot of good performances in the build-up." Glasgow had two warm-up matches last month - a defeat at Gloucester followed by a home win against Newcastle Falcons.Seven of Glasgow's newcomers will make their competition debuts for Glasgow in Friday's match - Graeme Morrison, Gareth Maclure, Sam Pinder, Paul Dearlove, Cammy Mather, Matt Proudfoot, and Simon Gunn. Mather, however, led Glasgow in the matches against Gloucester and Newcastle last month, and the six others each played in each one of those games.Another of Glasgow's newcomers, David Millard, is unavailable because of a twisted ankle.Friday's match will kick-off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15_ Rory KERR14_ Jon STEEL13_ Graeme MORRISON12_ Joe NAUFAHU11_ Gareth MACLURE10_ Calvin HOWARTH9_ Sam PINDER1_ Euan MURRAY2_ Simon GUNN3_ Matt PROUDFOOT4_ Andy HALL5_ Nathan ROSS6_ Cameron MATHER (captain)7_ Donnie MACFADYEN8_ Paul DEARLOVEReplacements:16_ Scott LAWSON17_ Lee HARRISON18_ Joe BEARDSHAW19_ Roland REID20_ Kenny SINCLAIR21_ Alan BULLOCH22_ Sean LAMONTCardiff Blues' XV - 15 Donavan van VUUREN; 14 Nick WALNE, 13 Jamie ROBINSON, 12 Nick MACLEOD, 11 Dean DEWDNEY; 10 Nick ROBINSON, 9 Andrew MOORE; 1 John YAPP, 2 Andrew LEWIS (captain), 3 Kenneth FOURIE, 4 Craig QUINNELL, 5 Andy MOORE, 6 Jim BROWNRIGG, 7 Robin SOWDEN-TAYLOR, 8 Dan BAUGH. Substitutes - 16 Ben EVANS, 17 Ryan PRICE, 18 Dan McSHANE, 19 Nathan THOMAS, 20 Owen RUTLEY, 21 Richard JONES, 22 Lee ABDUL.Glasgow have benefited from Rory Kerr's release from the Scotland squad. He will be on duty for Glasgow's opening Celtic League match against Cardiff Blues at Hughenden on Friday evening.Kerr was on the right wing for Scotland against Wales at Cardiff last Saturday, but he will not be in his international role on Friday. Instead, Glasgow utilise him at full back in the absence of both Glenn Metcalfe and Stuart Moffat. Metcalfe is still with Scotland's squad whereas Moffat has a back strain."I haven't played much at full back," Kerr admitted today. "But I"m really looking forward to Friday."It is more than a year since Kerr played in the No.15 jersey for Glasgow. He had five games as full back in 2001-2002, marking his debut in that position with two tries in the friendly match against Northampton in August of that season. He went on to play at full back in the Celtic League quarter-final and semi-final against respectively Connacht and Leinster in December of that year as well as two subsequent Welsh-Scottish League games."We"re delighted that Rory's back involved with Glasgow," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, commented.However, selection in several other respects was not easy because of the competition for places. "It was a difficult team to choose," Campbell pointed out. 'there were a lot of good performances in the build-up." Glasgow had two warm-up matches last month - a defeat at Gloucester followed by a home win against Newcastle Falcons.Seven of Glasgow's newcomers will make their competition debuts for Glasgow in Friday's match - Graeme Morrison, Gareth Maclure, Sam Pinder, Paul Dearlove, Cammy Mather, Matt Proudfoot, and Simon Gunn. Mather, however, led Glasgow in the matches against Gloucester and Newcastle last month, and the six others each played in each one of those games.Another of Glasgow's newcomers, David Millard, is unavailable because of a twisted ankle.Friday's match will kick-off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15_ Rory KERR14_ Jon STEEL13_ Graeme MORRISON12_ Joe NAUFAHU11_ Gareth MACLURE10_ Calvin HOWARTH9_ Sam PINDER1_ Euan MURRAY2_ Simon GUNN3_ Matt PROUDFOOT4_ Andy HALL5_ Nathan ROSS6_ Cameron MATHER (captain)7_ Donnie MACFADYEN8_ Paul DEARLOVEReplacements:16_ Scott LAWSON17_ Lee HARRISON18_ Joe BEARDSHAW19_ Roland REID20_ Kenny SINCLAIR21_ Alan BULLOCH22_ Sean LAMONTCardiff Blues' XV - 15 Donavan van VUUREN; 14 Nick WALNE, 13 Jamie ROBINSON, 12 Nick MACLEOD, 11 Dean DEWDNEY; 10 Nick ROBINSON, 9 Andrew MOORE; 1 John YAPP, 2 Andrew LEWIS (captain), 3 Kenneth FOURIE, 4 Craig QUINNELL, 5 Andy MOORE, 6 Jim BROWNRIGG, 7 Robin SOWDEN-TAYLOR, 8 Dan BAUGH. Substitutes - 16 Ben EVANS, 17 Ryan PRICE, 18 Dan McSHANE, 19 Nathan THOMAS, 20 Owen RUTLEY, 21 Richard JONES, 22 Lee ABDUL.