Jon Petrie To Lead Glasgow This Season

Glasgow have named Jon Petrie as captain for this season. He takes over from his fellow Scotland back-row forward, Cammy Mather.Petrie has captained Glasgow in eight Celtic League matches last season. More recently, he led Scotland in two tour games in Australia during the past summer, the contests against New South Wales Country and NSW Waratahs. He also played in all three tour Tests, one against Samoa and two against Australia, raising his cap tally to 31."It's an honour. It's nice to be asked. I"m looking forward to it," Jon commented today about his appointment."I did it a few times last season and also on the tour. I feel quite good at it," he added."It's a big season for us, with new guys coming in and now being a smaller squad," he continued. "It's good to be back in the European Cup. We couldn't have asked for a better draw. I"m looking forward to the challenge." In the Heineken Cup competition Glasgow have to play against Toulouse and Northampton Saints, both former winners of that European trophy, as well as Llanelli Scarlets."But the Celtic League is the most important for us," Jon added. "We need continuity in that competition."However, Jon will not be leading Glasgow tomorrow evening in the warm-up match against Sale Sharks at Edgeley Park. A calf injury has kept him out of the team, though he will be travelling with the squad. Tomorrow's captain will be Kenny Logan, the Scotland wing who has returned to Glasgow this season from London Wasps.Dan Turner, the new lock from Canterbury, and Scott Barrow, the trialist centre from Rotherham, will make their first starts for Glasgow tomorrow. Both played as replacements in the Hughenden match against Sale last Friday, with Barrow having an impressive debut, not just because he scored a try little more than a minute after taking the field.Turner joins Nathan Ross in the second row, which means Andy Hall switches to the blind-side flank. Hall played in that role in two tour matches in Australia - against Queensland Reds and NSW Country, scoring a try in the 48-10 win in the latter.Glasgow travel to Edgeley Park seeking to avenge Sale's 39-20 win at Hughenden last Friday. The kick-off tomorrow will be at 7.45pm.Glasgow's team:15 Rory Kerr14 Sean Lamont13 Graeme Morrison12 Scott Barrow11 Kenny Logan (captain)10 Colin Gregor9 Sam Pinder1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Scott Lawson3 Lee Harrison4 Dan Turner5 Nathan Ross6 Andy Hall8 Paul Dearlove7 Donnie MacfadyenTravelling reserves:Gordon BullochAndrew KellyJoe BeardshawSteve SwindallGraeme BeveridgeCalvin HowarthAndrew HendersonDavid MillardGlasgow have named Jon Petrie as captain for this season. He takes over from his fellow Scotland back-row forward, Cammy Mather.Petrie has captained Glasgow in eight Celtic League matches last season. More recently, he led Scotland in two tour games in Australia during the past summer, the contests against New South Wales Country and NSW Waratahs. He also played in all three tour Tests, one against Samoa and two against Australia, raising his cap tally to 31."It's an honour. It's nice to be asked. I"m looking forward to it," Jon commented today about his appointment."I did it a few times last season and also on the tour. I feel quite good at it," he added."It's a big season for us, with new guys coming in and now being a smaller squad," he continued. "It's good to be back in the European Cup. We couldn't have asked for a better draw. I"m looking forward to the challenge." In the Heineken Cup competition Glasgow have to play against Toulouse and Northampton Saints, both former winners of that European trophy, as well as Llanelli Scarlets."But the Celtic League is the most important for us," Jon added. "We need continuity in that competition."However, Jon will not be leading Glasgow tomorrow evening in the warm-up match against Sale Sharks at Edgeley Park. A calf injury has kept him out of the team, though he will be travelling with the squad. Tomorrow's captain will be Kenny Logan, the Scotland wing who has returned to Glasgow this season from London Wasps.Dan Turner, the new lock from Canterbury, and Scott Barrow, the trialist centre from Rotherham, will make their first starts for Glasgow tomorrow. Both played as replacements in the Hughenden match against Sale last Friday, with Barrow having an impressive debut, not just because he scored a try little more than a minute after taking the field.Turner joins Nathan Ross in the second row, which means Andy Hall switches to the blind-side flank. Hall played in that role in two tour matches in Australia - against Queensland Reds and NSW Country, scoring a try in the 48-10 win in the latter.Glasgow travel to Edgeley Park seeking to avenge Sale's 39-20 win at Hughenden last Friday. The kick-off tomorrow will be at 7.45pm.Glasgow's team:15 Rory Kerr14 Sean Lamont13 Graeme Morrison12 Scott Barrow11 Kenny Logan (captain)10 Colin Gregor9 Sam Pinder1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Scott Lawson3 Lee Harrison4 Dan Turner5 Nathan Ross6 Andy Hall8 Paul Dearlove7 Donnie MacfadyenTravelling reserves:Gordon BullochAndrew KellyJoe BeardshawSteve SwindallGraeme BeveridgeCalvin HowarthAndrew HendersonDavid Millard