Metcalfe And Naufahu Return After Long Injury Absences

Glenn Metcalfe, Glasgow's Scotland full back, and his club colleague, Joe Naufahu, will return to rugby on Monday evening after long injury absences. Glasgow have included the pair in the back-up XV for the match against Scotland's under-21 team at Murrayfield.Both players have been out for rugby because of knee injuries. Metcalfe, who will captain the team on Monday, has played only once for Glasgow since he returned from the Rugby World Cup in Australia. That was the Celtic League contest against Llanelli in late November. Naufahu has had even longer out of rugby. His last game for Glasgow was nearly five months ago - against Ulster on the second weekend of the Celtic League programme in September.Making up the Glasgow team on Monday, seven professionals are joined by eight players from Edinburgh and Caledonia clubs. The match has been arranged to give the national under-21 a warm-up before their Six Nations programme begins against Wales at Bridgend two weeks today.Three contenders for Scotland's under-21 pack are in the Glasgow squad for Monday - John Stewart from Stirling County, Ian Dryburgh and Danny Wright from Watsonians. Stewart and Dryburgh will make up Glasgow's second row, and Wright is among the reserves. Stewart and Wright have already played for national age-group teams against New Zealand Youth this season whereas Dryburgh and Wright were in the Scotland squad in the under-19 world championship in France last year.Glasgow's next Celtic League match will be against Neath/Swansea Ospreys at The Gnoll on Friday next week (kick-off 7.15pm).Monday's Murrayfield match will kick off at 7.00pm. Glasgow XV:15 Glenn Metcalfe (captain)14 David Millard13 David Arneil (Heriot's FP)12 Joe Naufahu11 Rory Couper (Boroughmuir)10 Colin Gregor (Watsonians)9 Sam Pinder1 Mark Thomson (Kirkcaldy)2 Simon Gunn3 Chris Sinclair (Heriot's)4 John Stewart (Stirling County)5 Ian Dryburgh (Watsonians)6 Roland Reid7 Andrew Wilson8 Jamie Syme (Heriot's)Reserves "Alan BullochKenny SinclairPaul DearloveOlly Brown (Boroughmuir)Danny Wright (Watsonians)Matt ProudfootGlenn Metcalfe, Glasgow's Scotland full back, and his club colleague, Joe Naufahu, will return to rugby on Monday evening after long injury absences. Glasgow have included the pair in the back-up XV for the match against Scotland's under-21 team at Murrayfield.Both players have been out for rugby because of knee injuries. Metcalfe, who will captain the team on Monday, has played only once for Glasgow since he returned from the Rugby World Cup in Australia. That was the Celtic League contest against Llanelli in late November. Naufahu has had even longer out of rugby. His last game for Glasgow was nearly five months ago - against Ulster on the second weekend of the Celtic League programme in September.Making up the Glasgow team on Monday, seven professionals are joined by eight players from Edinburgh and Caledonia clubs. The match has been arranged to give the national under-21 a warm-up before their Six Nations programme begins against Wales at Bridgend two weeks today.Three contenders for Scotland's under-21 pack are in the Glasgow squad for Monday - John Stewart from Stirling County, Ian Dryburgh and Danny Wright from Watsonians. Stewart and Dryburgh will make up Glasgow's second row, and Wright is among the reserves. Stewart and Wright have already played for national age-group teams against New Zealand Youth this season whereas Dryburgh and Wright were in the Scotland squad in the under-19 world championship in France last year.Glasgow's next Celtic League match will be against Neath/Swansea Ospreys at The Gnoll on Friday next week (kick-off 7.15pm).Monday's Murrayfield match will kick off at 7.00pm. Glasgow XV:15 Glenn Metcalfe (captain)14 David Millard13 David Arneil (Heriot's FP)12 Joe Naufahu11 Rory Couper (Boroughmuir)10 Colin Gregor (Watsonians)9 Sam Pinder1 Mark Thomson (Kirkcaldy)2 Simon Gunn3 Chris Sinclair (Heriot's)4 John Stewart (Stirling County)5 Ian Dryburgh (Watsonians)6 Roland Reid7 Andrew Wilson8 Jamie Syme (Heriot's)Reserves "Alan BullochKenny SinclairPaul DearloveOlly Brown (Boroughmuir)Danny Wright (Watsonians)Matt Proudfoot