Welsh excited about facing the English at Scotstoun

Tomorrow evening Scotstoun Stadium will host an A international for the first time when Scotland A take on the England second string in Glasgow.Jon Welsh

Scotland A have a good record over England Saxons and tomorrow the Scots, coached by Glasgow assistant coach Shade Munro, will be looking to try and record a win over the English side for the third year in a row.

One player who has been involved regularly with the Scotland A team in recent years is Glasgow Warriors prop Jon Welsh and he's really excited about playing the game in Glasgow for the first time after being named in the starting line-up.

He said: "It's fantastic to be in the Scotland A team this week. I've been involved with Scotland A quite a few times now and I'm really looking forward to the game tomorrow.

"It's the third year in a row that we've played England Saxons and they've always been great games. Everyone has come in really hyped up this week and can't wait for the game.

"We all know the Saxons are a quality side but we've been preparing well for the game, although obviously we've only got a week to do that but the focus has been great over the last few days.

"These are the games that if you go out and show what kind of player you are it's a door into the full national side."

Tomorrow will be a special occasion for Glasgow-born Welsh, with his home city hosting an A international against England for the first time.

He said: "Another reason why I'm very excited about tomorrow's game is because it's in Glasgow. I've played most of my A games either down in Gala or away and although Gala is great place to play rugby, it's special to have the game in Glasgow and at Scotstoun.

"It's a great opportunity for Glaswegians that have never been to a Scotland v England game before to come and experience it and if it's anything like the games over the last couple of years it'll be brilliant."

Tickets for the game are still available from www.glasgowwarriors.org, www.scottishrugby.org and from the ticket office on 0844 800 3490 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). The ticket office at Scotstoun will open at 10am on Friday and subject to availability tickets can be purchased right up until kick-off.