Cammy Mather'S Timely Return For Glasgow

Cammy Mather makes a timely return to the Glasgow team for the Celtic League match against Neath Swansea Ospreys at St Helen's tomorrow. The Scotland international forward, who has been out of rugby for five months with an ankle injury, resumes as blind-side flanker in place of Paul Dearlove, whose right fibula was fractured during the league match against Newport Gwent Dragons last Friday.Mather has not played rugby since he appeared as a replacement in the opening match of Scotland's summer tour against Queensland Reds in late May. But his fellow back-row cap, Jon Petrie, has to miss the trip to Swansea because of illness. The Glasgow captain has not shaken off the bug that made him doubtful for the match against Dragons last week, though he played in that game.Replacing Petrie, the 18-year-old John Beattie will make his first league start for Glasgow. The Scotland under-19 cap, though, has played as a replacement in the past two league matches - the win against Edinburgh two weeks ago and the game against Dragons. Gordon Bulloch will captain the team in Petrie's absence, and Steve Swindall, the Glasgow Hawks back-row forward, has been called into the replacements.Two further changes have been made in the starting line-up. Both are in the threequarter line - at outside centre and right wing, with Andy Craig and Kenny Logan respectively stepping in for fellow caps, Graeme Morrison and Rory Kerr. Craig, who joined Glasgow in the summer from Orrell, will make his first start, though he played as replacement in the win against The Borders three weeks ago. Kerr drops to the replacements whereas Morrison is being rested.Glasgow and Ospreys each won the home games against the other last season, successively at The Gnoll in Neath and at Hughenden. That latter match, closing last season's league programme, was the last time Ospreys lost a game.Also, Glasgow won the last time they played at St Helen's, when they beat Swansea 21-13 in September 2001 in a Celtic League match that doubled up for the Welsh/Scottish League. Six of tomorrow's travelling squad played in that victory - Gordon Bulloch, Andrew Hall, Lee Harrison, Donnie Macfadyen, Andrew Henderson, and Kerr.So it is with justification that Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, can be upbeat about the visit to St Helen's. "It's a fantastic challenge," he remarked. "I"m really looking forward to it."Glasgow continue their "in and out on the day" policy that they started with the Galway game against Connacht a month ago. Their travel tomorrow will be by charter flights between Glasgow and Swansea airports.Tomorrow's match is to be broadcast live on the Welsh channel, S4C. The kick-off will be at 5.30.Glasgow's XV:15 Scott Barrow11 Kenny Logan13 Andy Craig12 Andrew Henderson14 Sean Lamont10 Dan Parks9 Sam Pinder1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Lee Harrison4 Andy Hall5 Dan Turner6 Cammy Mather 8 John Beattie7 Donnie MacfadyenReplacements:16 Scott Lawson17 Andrew Kelly18 Andrew Wilson19 Steve Swindall20 Graeme Beveridge21 Calvin Howarth22 Rory KerrCammy Mather makes a timely return to the Glasgow team for the Celtic League match against Neath Swansea Ospreys at St Helen's tomorrow. The Scotland international forward, who has been out of rugby for five months with an ankle injury, resumes as blind-side flanker in place of Paul Dearlove, whose right fibula was fractured during the league match against Newport Gwent Dragons last Friday.Mather has not played rugby since he appeared as a replacement in the opening match of Scotland's summer tour against Queensland Reds in late May. But his fellow back-row cap, Jon Petrie, has to miss the trip to Swansea because of illness. The Glasgow captain has not shaken off the bug that made him doubtful for the match against Dragons last week, though he played in that game.Replacing Petrie, the 18-year-old John Beattie will make his first league start for Glasgow. The Scotland under-19 cap, though, has played as a replacement in the past two league matches - the win against Edinburgh two weeks ago and the game against Dragons. Gordon Bulloch will captain the team in Petrie's absence, and Steve Swindall, the Glasgow Hawks back-row forward, has been called into the replacements.Two further changes have been made in the starting line-up. Both are in the threequarter line - at outside centre and right wing, with Andy Craig and Kenny Logan respectively stepping in for fellow caps, Graeme Morrison and Rory Kerr. Craig, who joined Glasgow in the summer from Orrell, will make his first start, though he played as replacement in the win against The Borders three weeks ago. Kerr drops to the replacements whereas Morrison is being rested.Glasgow and Ospreys each won the home games against the other last season, successively at The Gnoll in Neath and at Hughenden. That latter match, closing last season's league programme, was the last time Ospreys lost a game.Also, Glasgow won the last time they played at St Helen's, when they beat Swansea 21-13 in September 2001 in a Celtic League match that doubled up for the Welsh/Scottish League. Six of tomorrow's travelling squad played in that victory - Gordon Bulloch, Andrew Hall, Lee Harrison, Donnie Macfadyen, Andrew Henderson, and Kerr.So it is with justification that Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, can be upbeat about the visit to St Helen's. "It's a fantastic challenge," he remarked. "I"m really looking forward to it."Glasgow continue their "in and out on the day" policy that they started with the Galway game against Connacht a month ago. Their travel tomorrow will be by charter flights between Glasgow and Swansea airports.Tomorrow's match is to be broadcast live on the Welsh channel, S4C. The kick-off will be at 5.30.Glasgow's XV:15 Scott Barrow11 Kenny Logan13 Andy Craig12 Andrew Henderson14 Sean Lamont10 Dan Parks9 Sam Pinder1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Lee Harrison4 Andy Hall5 Dan Turner6 Cammy Mather 8 John Beattie7 Donnie MacfadyenReplacements:16 Scott Lawson17 Andrew Kelly18 Andrew Wilson19 Steve Swindall20 Graeme Beveridge21 Calvin Howarth22 Rory Kerr