World Cup Warriors Return

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John Barclay
Glasgow Warriors welcome back two of their players from the Rugby World Cup for tomorrow's (Friday 12 October) Magners League clash with Leinster at Firhill Arena (kick-off 7:30pm).

John Barclay, the 21-year-old back-row forward, who made his international debut against the All Blacks during the World Cup, starts at openside with Stevie Swindall and Johnnie Beattie retaining their positions at blindside and no. 8 respectively.

On his return to the side, Barclay said: 'the Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle of rugby so it was awesome to be involved, but to get a game against the All Blacks was something that I"ll never forget.

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Glasgow Warriors welcome back two of their players from the Rugby World Cup for tomorrow's (Friday 12 October) Magners League clash with Leinster at Firhill Arena (kick-off 7:30pm).

John Barclay, the 21-year-old back-row forward, who made his international debut against the All Blacks during the World Cup, starts at openside with Stevie Swindall and Johnnie Beattie retaining their positions at blindside and no. 8 respectively.

On his return to the side, Barclay said: 'the Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle of rugby so it was awesome to be involved, but to get a game against the All Blacks was something that I"ll never forget.

"It's frustrating to be back home now but I"m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with Glasgow because I know how much it means to everyone that we have a big season this year."

Hooker Fergus Thomson also returns to the 22 and takes his place on the bench having graduated onto the international scene back in August.

Tickets for tomorrow night's game are still available, priced at _15 for adults and _5 for concessions (under 18s, students & OAPs), by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 3490 or by logging onto www.glasgowwarriors.org

Glasgow Warriors team to play Leinster in the Magners League at Firhill Arena on Friday 12 October (kick-off 7:30pm)

15 Bernardo Stortoni

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

10 Colin Gregor
9 Sam Pinder

1 Ed Kalman
2 Eric Milligan
3 Moray Low
4 Andy Newman
5 Alastair Kellock CAPTAIN *
6 Stevie Swindall
7 John Barclay *
8 Johnnie Beattie *

Substitutes
16 Fergus Thomson *
17 Michael Collins
18 Dan Turner
19 James Eddie
20 Chris O"Young
21 Scott Barrow
22 Hefin O"Hare

* = Member of Scottish Institute of Sport