Evans Bros Start Together

Brothers Max and Thom Evans will appear in the same team for the first time since their school days tomorrow (Friday 21 September) as the Glasgow Warriors launch their 2007/08 Magners League campaign against Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park tomorrow (kick-off 6:10pm).

The Evans brothers last played together in 2001 when they lifted the Roslyn Park 7s title with Wellington College.

Speaking about their selection, which sees the pair on the wings, Max said: "It's something that you visualise when your playing in the back yard as kids, like setting one another up for a try.

"Being given the opportunity to play alongside my brother has been in the back of my mind during training for a long time. I"ve been working really hard, so to get my first start for Glasgow on the other wing as Thom is a big deal for me."

Younger brother Thom added: "It was great playing at school together. We know each others game really well because it's something we talk about a lot at home. I"m looking forward to the game immensely and hope it"ll be a successful night all round."

Elsewhere, five other new signings will make their Glasgow debuts. Argentine fullback Bernardo Stortoni features in the back-line alongside All Black centre Daryl Gibson and Australia 7s scrum-half Chris O"Young.

In the pack, prop Michael Collins and flanker Richie Vernon also get their first start in Warriors colours

Glasgow head coach, Sean Lineen, commented: 'the boys just can't wait for the season to start. I"ll be looking for a big game from our pack and our half-backs.

"We have an exciting blend of youth and experience and it"ll be interesting to see how the Evans brothers go on the wings."

Glasgow Warriors team to play Cardiff Blues in the Magners League at the Arms Park on Friday 21 September (kick-off 6:10pm)

15 Bernardo Stortoni

14 Max Evans
13 Graeme Morrison
12 Daryl Gibson
11 Thom Evans

10 Colin Gregor
9 Chris O"Young

1 Michael Collins
2 Eric Milligan
3 Moray Low
4 Alastair Kellock CAPTAIN *
5 Andy Newman
6 Stevie Swindall
7 Richie Vernon
8 Johnnie Beattie *

Substitutes
16 Pat McArthur**
17 Ed Kalman
18 Dan Turner
19 James Eddie
20 Sam Pinder
21 Scott Barrow
22 Hefin O"Hare

* = Member of Scottish Institute of Sport
** = Member of Scottish Rugby's National Academy