Howarth And Lawson Keep Caps Out

Calvin Howarth and Scott Lawson have kept two Scotland caps, Dan Parks and Gordon Bulloch, out of the Glasgow team for the Heineken Cup match against Llanelli Scarlets at Hughenden on Sunday. Bulloch, who captained Scotland in last month's Abbey Autumn Tests, is on the bench. So is Parks.Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, explained that Howarth and Lawson have been retained after "playing outstandingly well" in November's four Celtic League matches. Anyone who has seen all four games, especially the home matches, would have to agree that the stand-off and hooker are in-form players. In addition, Howarth contributed no fewer than 76 points to the Glasgow cause over those four matches, which comprised Hughenden wins against The Borders and Llanelli and bonus-point defeats by Cardiff and Leinster away from home.Glasgow include four returning Scotland players for Sunday's match - Andy Henderson, Sean Lamont, Donnie Macfadyen, and Jon Petrie. But another cap, Graeme Morrison, could not be considered because of a back injury.Also relegated to the replacements" bench is Kenny Logan, the former international wing who led Glasgow in all four of last month's league matches. Logan and Bulloch have each played 70 times for Scotland, and they now share second place behind Gregor Townsend in the list of the country's most-capped players.Euan Murray returns to the Glasgow team despite his 12-week suspension following his dismissal in the league match against Llanelli two weeks ago. The SRU's appeal panel ruled earlier this week that the prop could be considered for selection for Sunday's cup match because an appeal hearing could not be held until next week."Euan's delighted that he's playing," the coach reported. "It's a massive boost for him."In all, six changes in personnel have been made in the team who gained a bonus point in defeat by Leinster by 16-22 at Donnybrook last Friday. In the pack Murray is at tight head for Andrew Kelly, Macfadyen at open side for Andrew Wilson, and Petrie at No.8 for John Beattie. Petrie also resumes the captaincy.Among the backs, Sam Pinder returns in place of Graeme Beveridge at scrum half, Lamont is in for Logan on the left wing, and Henderson resumes at inside centre, with Gareth Maclure switching to the right wing and Rory Kerr to full back instead of Colin Shaw.Sunday's match will kick off at 1.00pm. Glasgow's team:15 Rory Kerr14 Gareth Maclure13 Andy Craig12 Andy Henderson11 Sean Lamont10 Calvin Howarth9 Sam Pinder1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Scott Lawson3 Euan Murray4 Andy Hall5 Dan Turner6 Cammy Mather8 Jon Petrie (captain)7 Donnie MacfadyenReplacements:16 Gordon Bulloch17 Andrew Kelly18 John Beattie19 Andrew Wilson20 Graeme Beveridge21 Dan Parks22 Kenny LoganCalvin Howarth and Scott Lawson have kept two Scotland caps, Dan Parks and Gordon Bulloch, out of the Glasgow team for the Heineken Cup match against Llanelli Scarlets at Hughenden on Sunday. Bulloch, who captained Scotland in last month's Abbey Autumn Tests, is on the bench. So is Parks.Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, explained that Howarth and Lawson have been retained after "playing outstandingly well" in November's four Celtic League matches. Anyone who has seen all four games, especially the home matches, would have to agree that the stand-off and hooker are in-form players. In addition, Howarth contributed no fewer than 76 points to the Glasgow cause over those four matches, which comprised Hughenden wins against The Borders and Llanelli and bonus-point defeats by Cardiff and Leinster away from home.Glasgow include four returning Scotland players for Sunday's match - Andy Henderson, Sean Lamont, Donnie Macfadyen, and Jon Petrie. But another cap, Graeme Morrison, could not be considered because of a back injury.Also relegated to the replacements" bench is Kenny Logan, the former international wing who led Glasgow in all four of last month's league matches. Logan and Bulloch have each played 70 times for Scotland, and they now share second place behind Gregor Townsend in the list of the country's most-capped players.Euan Murray returns to the Glasgow team despite his 12-week suspension following his dismissal in the league match against Llanelli two weeks ago. The SRU's appeal panel ruled earlier this week that the prop could be considered for selection for Sunday's cup match because an appeal hearing could not be held until next week."Euan's delighted that he's playing," the coach reported. "It's a massive boost for him."In all, six changes in personnel have been made in the team who gained a bonus point in defeat by Leinster by 16-22 at Donnybrook last Friday. In the pack Murray is at tight head for Andrew Kelly, Macfadyen at open side for Andrew Wilson, and Petrie at No.8 for John Beattie. Petrie also resumes the captaincy.Among the backs, Sam Pinder returns in place of Graeme Beveridge at scrum half, Lamont is in for Logan on the left wing, and Henderson resumes at inside centre, with Gareth Maclure switching to the right wing and Rory Kerr to full back instead of Colin Shaw.Sunday's match will kick off at 1.00pm. Glasgow's team:15 Rory Kerr14 Gareth Maclure13 Andy Craig12 Andy Henderson11 Sean Lamont10 Calvin Howarth9 Sam Pinder1 Kevin Tkachuk2 Scott Lawson3 Euan Murray4 Andy Hall5 Dan Turner6 Cammy Mather8 Jon Petrie (captain)7 Donnie MacfadyenReplacements:16 Gordon Bulloch17 Andrew Kelly18 John Beattie19 Andrew Wilson20 Graeme Beveridge21 Dan Parks22 Kenny Logan