Andrew Hall'S 100Th Game For Glasgow

Andrew Hall will play his 100th game for Glasgow tomorrow evening. His three previous appearances for Glasgow were as a replacement, but he has now been recalled to start at lock for the Celtic League match against Ulster at Ravenhill, Belfast.He is the fifth member of Glasgow's current squad to reach the century milestone, joining Jon Petrie, Gordon Bulloch, Donnie Macfadyen, and Graeme Beveridge.This is Hall's fourth season with Glasgow. He joined in summer 2001, making his debut as a substitute in the warm-up match against Northampton at Hughenden. His first competition match was the Celtic League game at Bridgend 15 days later. On another Glasgow visit to Bridgend, two years later, he had the statisticians leafing through their record books. Unusually for a lock forward, he dropped a goal in that Celtic League game. It was his 57th match for Glasgow, but that was his first score. He has since had two tries for Glasgow.In January this year he became only the second player to appear in 50 Celtic League matches when Glasgow utilised him as a replacement against Ospreys. He missed the joint record by only an hour as Ospreys" Andrew Millward attained the league half-century by starting in that Hughenden match.Hall played for Scotland's under-19 and under-21 teams before he joined Glasgow. He has played one game for Scotland's senior international team - as a replacement against the United States on the 2002 tour to North America.Glasgow travel to Belfast with a record of having taken at least one point from every league match since early October. "A lot have been narrow losses," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, remarked today. "We need to turn these opportunities into wins."Already this season Glasgow have beaten Ulster at Hughenden, picking up a four-try bonus point in a 34-20 victory. "Ulster have improved since then, but so have we," Campbell observed.Glasgow lie sixth in the league, six points ahead of Ulster. But the middle of the table is developing into a close contest as clubs bid to finish among the eight qualifying for the Celtic Cup competition to be played after the end of the league programme. Eleven points cover the six clubs lying between fourth and Ulster in ninth place."Ulster have a lot to play for. So have we to finish in the top eight," the coach added.Hall's promotion for the Belfast match is the only change from the team who started in the Limerick match that Glasgow lost to Munster by 19-25 a week past Sunday. To allow Hall to start Joe Beardshaw drops down to the replacements" ranks.Three recent injury absentees, Andrew Wilson, Sam Pinder, and Kenny Logan, return to the Glasgow squad among the replacements. Wilson and Pinder have not played since Heineken Cup matches in January whereas Logan missed only the Munster match.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Colin Shaw14 Rory Lamont13 Graeme Morrison12 Scott Barrow11 Gareth Maclure10 Calvin Howarth9 Graeme Beveridge1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Scott Lawson3 Andrew Kelly4 Andrew Hall5 Dan Turner6 Steve Swindall8 Paul Dearlove7 Cameron Mather (captain)Replacements:16 Fergus Thomson17 Ben Prescott18 Joe Beardshaw19 Andrew Wilson20 Sam Pinder21 Andrew Henderson22 Kenny LoganNATHAN ROSS JOINS EXETER CHIEFSNathan Ross has left Glasgow to join Exeter Chiefs, leaders in English rugby's National Division One. The 28-year-old Australian-born lock forward may make his debut for his new club against Otley at the County Ground on Saturday.His departure from Glasgow was by mutual agreement after a knee injury had restricted his rugby this season to just one Celtic League game. He has not played since the September victory against The Borders at Melrose."He's had a long-term injury, and he's come back with few games left and limited opportunities for him to prove his fitness," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, said today. "We wish him well with Exeter."Ross, Scottish-qualified through his Dunfermline-born paternal grandfather, played 77 games for Glasgow during his four seasons with the club. The 6ft 9in forward also had 10 games for Scotland A between 2001 and 2003, and he toured with the national team in Canada and the United States in 2002, playing in the midweek match before each of the two Tests.COLIN GREGOR IN SCOTLAND SQUAD FOR HONG KONG SEVENSColin Gregor, the Watsonian stand-off who is a Glasgow apprentice, is in the Scotland squad for the IRB World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong from 18 to 20 March. So are two former Glasgow players, Kenny Sinclair, Glasgow Hawks" scrum half, and Roland Reid, who is now with London Irish after a short sojourn back in South Africa with the Golden Lions.Andrew Hall will play his 100th game for Glasgow tomorrow evening. His three previous appearances for Glasgow were as a replacement, but he has now been recalled to start at lock for the Celtic League match against Ulster at Ravenhill, Belfast.He is the fifth member of Glasgow's current squad to reach the century milestone, joining Jon Petrie, Gordon Bulloch, Donnie Macfadyen, and Graeme Beveridge.This is Hall's fourth season with Glasgow. He joined in summer 2001, making his debut as a substitute in the warm-up match against Northampton at Hughenden. His first competition match was the Celtic League game at Bridgend 15 days later. On another Glasgow visit to Bridgend, two years later, he had the statisticians leafing through their record books. Unusually for a lock forward, he dropped a goal in that Celtic League game. It was his 57th match for Glasgow, but that was his first score. He has since had two tries for Glasgow.In January this year he became only the second player to appear in 50 Celtic League matches when Glasgow utilised him as a replacement against Ospreys. He missed the joint record by only an hour as Ospreys" Andrew Millward attained the league half-century by starting in that Hughenden match.Hall played for Scotland's under-19 and under-21 teams before he joined Glasgow. He has played one game for Scotland's senior international team - as a replacement against the United States on the 2002 tour to North America.Glasgow travel to Belfast with a record of having taken at least one point from every league match since early October. "A lot have been narrow losses," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, remarked today. "We need to turn these opportunities into wins."Already this season Glasgow have beaten Ulster at Hughenden, picking up a four-try bonus point in a 34-20 victory. "Ulster have improved since then, but so have we," Campbell observed.Glasgow lie sixth in the league, six points ahead of Ulster. But the middle of the table is developing into a close contest as clubs bid to finish among the eight qualifying for the Celtic Cup competition to be played after the end of the league programme. Eleven points cover the six clubs lying between fourth and Ulster in ninth place."Ulster have a lot to play for. So have we to finish in the top eight," the coach added.Hall's promotion for the Belfast match is the only change from the team who started in the Limerick match that Glasgow lost to Munster by 19-25 a week past Sunday. To allow Hall to start Joe Beardshaw drops down to the replacements" ranks.Three recent injury absentees, Andrew Wilson, Sam Pinder, and Kenny Logan, return to the Glasgow squad among the replacements. Wilson and Pinder have not played since Heineken Cup matches in January whereas Logan missed only the Munster match.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Colin Shaw14 Rory Lamont13 Graeme Morrison12 Scott Barrow11 Gareth Maclure10 Calvin Howarth9 Graeme Beveridge1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Scott Lawson3 Andrew Kelly4 Andrew Hall5 Dan Turner6 Steve Swindall8 Paul Dearlove7 Cameron Mather (captain)Replacements:16 Fergus Thomson17 Ben Prescott18 Joe Beardshaw19 Andrew Wilson20 Sam Pinder21 Andrew Henderson22 Kenny LoganNATHAN ROSS JOINS EXETER CHIEFSNathan Ross has left Glasgow to join Exeter Chiefs, leaders in English rugby's National Division One. The 28-year-old Australian-born lock forward may make his debut for his new club against Otley at the County Ground on Saturday.His departure from Glasgow was by mutual agreement after a knee injury had restricted his rugby this season to just one Celtic League game. He has not played since the September victory against The Borders at Melrose."He's had a long-term injury, and he's come back with few games left and limited opportunities for him to prove his fitness," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, said today. "We wish him well with Exeter."Ross, Scottish-qualified through his Dunfermline-born paternal grandfather, played 77 games for Glasgow during his four seasons with the club. The 6ft 9in forward also had 10 games for Scotland A between 2001 and 2003, and he toured with the national team in Canada and the United States in 2002, playing in the midweek match before each of the two Tests.COLIN GREGOR IN SCOTLAND SQUAD FOR HONG KONG SEVENSColin Gregor, the Watsonian stand-off who is a Glasgow apprentice, is in the Scotland squad for the IRB World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong from 18 to 20 March. So are two former Glasgow players, Kenny Sinclair, Glasgow Hawks" scrum half, and Roland Reid, who is now with London Irish after a short sojourn back in South Africa with the Golden Lions.