Jones to reach 50 against the Dragons

Lee Jones is set to make his 50th Glasgow Warriors appearance, fresh from signing a new two-year contract with the club.Lee Jones will make his 50th appearance for the club

Jones returns to the Glasgow starting line-up for the visit of the Dragons to Scotstoun Stadium this Saturday, kick-off 3pm, live on Sky Sports 2.

Jones joins fellow winger Rory Hughes in committing his future to the Warriors this season and it is Hughes who starts on the other wing, with try-scorer against the Ospreys Peter Murchie once again named at full-back.

In the centres, Mark Bennett returns at 13 with Nick Grigg inside of him.

Henry Pyrgos came off the bench for Scotland in their victory over Wales at BT Murrayfield last weekend and he returns to club duty to captain the side.

Joining him in the half backs is Peter Horne who once again starts the game at stand-off.

In the front-row Corey Flynn was another to get on the scoresheet in Swansea last weekend and he is flanked by Alex Allan and D’arcy Rae.

Tim Swinson returns from Scotland duty to join Brian Alainu’uese in the engine room.

Richie Vernon makes his first start of the season and switches from centre to Number 8. He is joined in the back-row by Simone Favaro and Rob Harley.

On the bench Nemia Kenatale, Brandon Thomson and Ratu Tagive are in line to make their home debuts.

Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that hooker James Malcolm has successfully undergone surgery on his ankle at BMI Ross Hall Hospital and is likely to be out of action for 10-12 weeks.

More than 7,000 tickets have been sold for tomorrow's game but there are still some tickets available HERE.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “Lee has been involved in some of our best performances this season and reaching 50 appearances shows how hard he has worked since joining the club.

“We are determined to get back to winning ways tomorrow and there is no better place to do that than in front of our home crowd."

Glasgow Warriors team to play Newport Gwent Dragons in the Guinness PRO12 at Scotstoun Stadium, Saturday 4 March, live on Sky Sports 2 (kick-off 3pm). You can also follow the action on Twitter @GlasgowWarriors. Glasgow Warriors appearances in brackets:

15. Peter Murchie (113)

14. Lee Jones (49)

13. Mark Bennett (65)

12. Nick Grigg (14)

11. Rory Hughes (21)

10. Peter Horne (108)

9. Henry Pyrgos (119) CAPTAIN

 

1. Alex Allan (43)

2. Corey Flynn (13)

3. D’arcy Rae (19)

4. Tim Swinson (92)

5. Brian Alainu’uese (10)

6. Rob Harley (156)

7. Simone Favaro (29)

8. Richie Vernon (88)

 

Replacements

 

16. Pat MacArthur (150)

17. Jamie Bhatti (4)

18. Sila Pufasi (37)

19. Scott Cummings (12)

20. Chris Fusaro (120)

21. Nemia Kenatale (2)

22. Brandon Thomson (2)

23. Ratu Tagive (1)

 

Not available due to injury: Adam Ashe (head), Sam Johnson (ankle), Sean Lamont (leg), James Malcom (ankle), Leonardo Sarto (shoulder) and Josh Strauss (medical).