Glasgow Call On Steve Swindall

Glasgow have called up Steve Swindall from Glasgow Hawks for the Celtic League match against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade tomorrow afternoon. It will be the flanker's third start for Glasgow this season.Swindall was at blind side in the team who beat The Borders at Hughenden in November, and he remained in the XV for the visit to Cardiff a week later. He has also made two replacement appearances this season.He will again be at No.6 in a completely rejigged back row following last week's Heineken Cup defeat at Northampton. Jon Petrie, Glasgow's captain and No.8, is injured, as is Andrew Wilson. Petrie's ribs were damaged during the second half of that European match at Franklin's Gardens, and Wilson has a knee injury.Swindall's recall allows Cammy Mather to switch to open side in place of Wilson. Paul Dearlove replaces Petrie at No.8.It will be Dearlove's first start since September, though he has played as a replacement in Glasgow two previous matches this month. Ironically, the last time he figured in the XV was in the Hughenden match against tomorrow's opponents, when he scored a try. But a leg break in that game against Dragons kept him out of rugby for more than three months.Gordon Bulloch, Scotland's captain, will lead Glasgow tomorrow in Petrie's absence.In all, Glasgow have seven changes, two positional, from the team who started in the Northampton match. The other changes are among the outside backs, with Andrew Henderson, Rory Lamont, and David Millard returning. Henderson and Millard, like Dearlove, played as replacements against Northampton.Henderson replaces his fellow cap, Graeme Morrison, at inside centre whereas Lamont takes over on the left wing from his elder brother, Sean, who has a calf strain. Millard's return on the right wing lets Kenny Logan switch to full back in place of Calvin Howarth, who has a back injury.Swindall is not the only club player called into the travelling squad. Glasgow have also enlisted Colin Shaw from Hawks, A J McFarlane from GHA, and Jonathan van der Schyff from Currie as well as Ben Prescott, the Aberdeen prop who played as a replacement against Northampton last week. Shaw and van der Schyff are needed because Gareth Maclure and John Beattie are injured. Maclure has an achilles problem, and Beattie is recovering from a dead leg, an injured received while he was playing for Scotland under-21 against the Newcastle Falcons Academy at Galashiels on Monday.McFarlane, who also played for Scotland under-21 on Monday, provides scrum-half cover for Graeme Beveridge, a necessity that Glasgow did not have in the European match against Northampton last week. Sam Pinder, Glasgow's other contracted scrum half, was not available because of recent surgery, as was Colin Gregor, the stand-off who had been earmarked as emergency scrum-half, whereas McFarlane was not eligible for European competition.Glasgow's casualty list extends well beyond those mentioned above. A complete team could be made up with all those unavailable, adding on Lee Harrison, Fergus Thomson, Euan Murray, Nathan Ross, Donnie Macfadyen, and Rory Kerr.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 2.30pm, three hours earlier than originally planned. The change was made to avoid a clash with the tsunami disaster fund-raising concert at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium tomorrow evening.Glasgow's team:15 Kenny Logan14 David Millard13 Andy Craig12 Andrew Henderson11 Rory Lamont10 Dan Parks9 Graeme Beveridge 1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Andrew Kelly4 Joe Beardshaw5 Dan Turner6 Steve Swindall7 Cammy Mather8 Paul Dearlove Replacements:16 Scott Lawson17 Ben Prescott18 Andrew Hall19 Jonathan van der Schyff20 Alasdhair McFarlane21 Graeme Morrison 22 Colin ShawGlasgow have called up Steve Swindall from Glasgow Hawks for the Celtic League match against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade tomorrow afternoon. It will be the flanker's third start for Glasgow this season.Swindall was at blind side in the team who beat The Borders at Hughenden in November, and he remained in the XV for the visit to Cardiff a week later. He has also made two replacement appearances this season.He will again be at No.6 in a completely rejigged back row following last week's Heineken Cup defeat at Northampton. Jon Petrie, Glasgow's captain and No.8, is injured, as is Andrew Wilson. Petrie's ribs were damaged during the second half of that European match at Franklin's Gardens, and Wilson has a knee injury.Swindall's recall allows Cammy Mather to switch to open side in place of Wilson. Paul Dearlove replaces Petrie at No.8.It will be Dearlove's first start since September, though he has played as a replacement in Glasgow two previous matches this month. Ironically, the last time he figured in the XV was in the Hughenden match against tomorrow's opponents, when he scored a try. But a leg break in that game against Dragons kept him out of rugby for more than three months.Gordon Bulloch, Scotland's captain, will lead Glasgow tomorrow in Petrie's absence.In all, Glasgow have seven changes, two positional, from the team who started in the Northampton match. The other changes are among the outside backs, with Andrew Henderson, Rory Lamont, and David Millard returning. Henderson and Millard, like Dearlove, played as replacements against Northampton.Henderson replaces his fellow cap, Graeme Morrison, at inside centre whereas Lamont takes over on the left wing from his elder brother, Sean, who has a calf strain. Millard's return on the right wing lets Kenny Logan switch to full back in place of Calvin Howarth, who has a back injury.Swindall is not the only club player called into the travelling squad. Glasgow have also enlisted Colin Shaw from Hawks, A J McFarlane from GHA, and Jonathan van der Schyff from Currie as well as Ben Prescott, the Aberdeen prop who played as a replacement against Northampton last week. Shaw and van der Schyff are needed because Gareth Maclure and John Beattie are injured. Maclure has an achilles problem, and Beattie is recovering from a dead leg, an injured received while he was playing for Scotland under-21 against the Newcastle Falcons Academy at Galashiels on Monday.McFarlane, who also played for Scotland under-21 on Monday, provides scrum-half cover for Graeme Beveridge, a necessity that Glasgow did not have in the European match against Northampton last week. Sam Pinder, Glasgow's other contracted scrum half, was not available because of recent surgery, as was Colin Gregor, the stand-off who had been earmarked as emergency scrum-half, whereas McFarlane was not eligible for European competition.Glasgow's casualty list extends well beyond those mentioned above. A complete team could be made up with all those unavailable, adding on Lee Harrison, Fergus Thomson, Euan Murray, Nathan Ross, Donnie Macfadyen, and Rory Kerr.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 2.30pm, three hours earlier than originally planned. The change was made to avoid a clash with the tsunami disaster fund-raising concert at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium tomorrow evening.Glasgow's team:15 Kenny Logan14 David Millard13 Andy Craig12 Andrew Henderson11 Rory Lamont10 Dan Parks9 Graeme Beveridge 1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Gordon Bulloch (captain)3 Andrew Kelly4 Joe Beardshaw5 Dan Turner6 Steve Swindall7 Cammy Mather8 Paul Dearlove Replacements:16 Scott Lawson17 Ben Prescott18 Andrew Hall19 Jonathan van der Schyff20 Alasdhair McFarlane21 Graeme Morrison 22 Colin Shaw