Steve Swindall In Glasgow Xv

Steve Swindall, Glasgow Hawks" former Scotland under-21 back-row forward, will make his first start in a professional competition match when he plays at blind side for Glasgow in the Celtic League game against The Borders at Hughenden tomorrow evening. His one previous league appearance was as a replacement in the Swansea match against Ospreys five weeks ago.Glasgow have called on four of Swindall's Old Anniesland colleagues for replacement duty - Eric Milligan, Hawks" captain, Fergus Thomson, John Barclay, and Colin Shaw, for replacement duty. Thomson and Barclay are on apprentice contracts with the professional team."We"re making full use of our apprentice players," David Jordan, Glasgow's chief executive, pointed out in commenting on the team announcement. In all, four apprentices are in the squad, with John Beattie and Colin Gregor also selected.Barclay had his eighteenth birthday only in September, and if needed to play tomorrow, he would be making his first appearance in an adult game. The Scotland under-18 cap, who played in Dollar Academy's Scottish Cup-winning team last season, has made a late start to the season because of injury, though he has recently played in national under-19 trial matches.Beattie, 10 months older than Barclay, will be making his second league start for Glasgow. His first was against Ospreys last month, and he has also made four replacement appearances, most recently in the Heineken Cup match against Toulouse last Friday.Glasgow have lost no fewer than 11 of the squad who were on duty for the match in Toulouse. Sean Lamont, Andrew Henderson, Andy Craig, Graeme Morrison, Dan Parks, Gordon Bulloch, Jon Petrie, and Donnie Macfadyen are with the Scotland squad. Kevin Tkachuk has joined Canada's squad for internationals against Italy and England. Cammy Mather has a leg injury, and Lee Harrison has mumps.Only Kenny Logan, Sam Pinder, and the locks, Andy Hall and Dan Turner, remain in their starting positions of last week whereas Rory Kerry has switched from full back to the left wing. Logan will captain the team in Jon Petrie's absence.Lamont's brother, Rory, will be at full back for his first competition start, though he played a couple of warm-up games for Glasgow in August. David Millard returns to the starting line-up at outside centre after three replacement appearances this season. Glasgow's other centre, Gareth Maclure, returns after eight months" absence with a leg injury. His last game was as a replacement in the March game against Munster.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Rory Lamont14 Rory Kerr13 David Millard12 Gareth Maclure11 Kenny Logan (captain)10 Calvin Howarth9 Sam Pinder 1 Andrew Kelly2 Scott Lawson3 Euan Murray4 Andy Hall5 Dan Turner6 Steve Swindall7 Andrew Wilson8 John Beattie Replacements:16 Fergus Thomson17 Eric Milligan18 Joe Beardshaw19 John Barclay20 Graeme Beveridge21 Colin Gregor22 Colin ShawSteve Swindall, Glasgow Hawks" former Scotland under-21 back-row forward, will make his first start in a professional competition match when he plays at blind side for Glasgow in the Celtic League game against The Borders at Hughenden tomorrow evening. His one previous league appearance was as a replacement in the Swansea match against Ospreys five weeks ago.Glasgow have called on four of Swindall's Old Anniesland colleagues for replacement duty - Eric Milligan, Hawks" captain, Fergus Thomson, John Barclay, and Colin Shaw, for replacement duty. Thomson and Barclay are on apprentice contracts with the professional team."We"re making full use of our apprentice players," David Jordan, Glasgow's chief executive, pointed out in commenting on the team announcement. In all, four apprentices are in the squad, with John Beattie and Colin Gregor also selected.Barclay had his eighteenth birthday only in September, and if needed to play tomorrow, he would be making his first appearance in an adult game. The Scotland under-18 cap, who played in Dollar Academy's Scottish Cup-winning team last season, has made a late start to the season because of injury, though he has recently played in national under-19 trial matches.Beattie, 10 months older than Barclay, will be making his second league start for Glasgow. His first was against Ospreys last month, and he has also made four replacement appearances, most recently in the Heineken Cup match against Toulouse last Friday.Glasgow have lost no fewer than 11 of the squad who were on duty for the match in Toulouse. Sean Lamont, Andrew Henderson, Andy Craig, Graeme Morrison, Dan Parks, Gordon Bulloch, Jon Petrie, and Donnie Macfadyen are with the Scotland squad. Kevin Tkachuk has joined Canada's squad for internationals against Italy and England. Cammy Mather has a leg injury, and Lee Harrison has mumps.Only Kenny Logan, Sam Pinder, and the locks, Andy Hall and Dan Turner, remain in their starting positions of last week whereas Rory Kerry has switched from full back to the left wing. Logan will captain the team in Jon Petrie's absence.Lamont's brother, Rory, will be at full back for his first competition start, though he played a couple of warm-up games for Glasgow in August. David Millard returns to the starting line-up at outside centre after three replacement appearances this season. Glasgow's other centre, Gareth Maclure, returns after eight months" absence with a leg injury. His last game was as a replacement in the March game against Munster.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Rory Lamont14 Rory Kerr13 David Millard12 Gareth Maclure11 Kenny Logan (captain)10 Calvin Howarth9 Sam Pinder 1 Andrew Kelly2 Scott Lawson3 Euan Murray4 Andy Hall5 Dan Turner6 Steve Swindall7 Andrew Wilson8 John Beattie Replacements:16 Fergus Thomson17 Eric Milligan18 Joe Beardshaw19 John Barclay20 Graeme Beveridge21 Colin Gregor22 Colin Shaw