Warriors Ready For Bristol Battle

Glasgow Warriors continue their pre-season preparations tomorrow night against Guinness Premiership side Bristol at Firhill Arena (kick-off 7:30pm).

Having had a successful tour to the South of France at the XV Challenge Vaquerin, which they won following victories over Castres and Beziers, Warriors assistant coach Gary Mercer is looking forward to seeing his side face a big test on home soil.

"France was very beneficial for us as a group, especially because we got a chance to play under the new ELVs (Experimental Law Variations)," said the 22 times capped New Zealand Rugby League international.

'defensively, I was over the moon with the players" attitude which was first-class over the two games. The whole tour was very productive.

"We also got the chance to do a bit of team bonding which helped the new guys like Tim Barker and Mark McMillan settle back into the squad."

Mercer in his rugby league playing days with Leeds
On tomorrow night's test, Mercer added: "Bristol are a very big side with a lot of experienced players. They are very direct but I think we are ready and we have enough class in our backs to win."

Tickets for tomorrow night's game are priced at _15 for adults, _10 for students and OAPs and _5 for under 18s; however this game is also included in the Warriors Season Ticket package.

Season Ticket prices for the forthcoming Magners League and Heineken Cup campaigns are frozen for adults, remaining at _150, a saving of _65 compared to buying individual match tickets for all the games. That's the equivalent saving of four free games!

Concession tickets are available to students and OAPs, priced at _80, with supporters under the age of 18 getting to see 13 games of top-flight professional rugby for only _30, the equivalent of just _2.30 per game!

Call the Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 3490 or log onto www.glasgowwarriors.org for more information.

Glasgow Warriors team to play Bristol in a pre-season friendly at Firhill Arena on Friday 22 August (kick-off 7:30pm)

15 Ruaridh Jackson

14 Lome Fa"atau
13 Max Evans
12 Andrew Henderson
11 Thom Evans

10 Dan Parks
9 Mark McMillan

1 Ed Kalman
2 Dougie Hall
3 Moray Low
4 Opeta Palepoi
5 Dan Turner
6 Kelly Brown
7 John Barclay
8 Richie Vernon

Substitutes from: Eric Milligan, Gary Strain (Glasgow Hawks & Scottish Rugby's National Academy), Alastair Kellock, Richie Gray, Calum Forrester, Johnnie Beattie, Colin Gregor, Daryl Gibson, Hefin O"Hare, Chris Kinloch