Warriors make five changes for Leinster clash

Glasgow Warriors have today named the side to face Leinster in the RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday night (kick-off 7.35pm).

Glasgow Warriors have today named the side to face Leinster in the RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday night (kick-off 7.35pm).

The Warriors have made five changes to the XV that claimed a 24-3 win over Connacht in the club’s last ever match at Firhill six days ago.

There is one switch in the backline, where Chris Cusiter replaces Henry Pyrgos at scrum-half.

The other changes come in the front five, Ryan Grant, Pat MacArthur, and Mike Cusack forming an all-new front row and captain Al Kellock restored to the boiler house.

Head coach Sean Lineen told www.glasgowwarriors.org: "The six front row guys all have a significant role to play, and we’re in the fortunate position of having half a dozen lads who are performing to a high level, never mind the likes of Gordon Reid, Finlay Gillies and Ed Kalman who have also shown up well."

Team

15 Stuart Hogg

14 Federico Aramburu

13 Alex Dunbar

12 Graeme Morrison

11 DTH van der Merwe

10 Duncan Weir

9 Chris Cusiter

1 Ryan Grant

2 Pat MacArthur

3 Mike Cusack

4 Richie Gray

5 Al Kellock (CAPTAIN)

6 Rob Harley

7 Chris Fusaro

8 John Barclay

SUBSTITUTES

16 Dougie Hall

17 Jon Welsh

18 Moray Low

19 Tom Ryder

20 Henry Pyrgos

21 Johnnie Beattie

22 Ruaridh Jackson

23 Peter Murchie

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