Stortoni Named Captain For Sharks Attack

Glasgow Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen, has called on "Mr Reliable", fullback Bernardo Stortoni, to lead his side out onto the Firhill pitch for the first time.

The Warriors welcome English Premiership side Sale Sharks to Firhill tomorrow night (Friday 20 August (kick-off 7.30pm) for what is their only home pre-season game of the year.

Stortoni, who has been ever-present at fullback since joining the club in 2007, quickly won the adulation of the Warriors players and supporters and has been appointed captain in the absence of the injured Alastair Kellock.

Glasgow Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen, has called on "Mr Reliable", fullback Bernardo Stortoni, to lead his side out onto the Firhill pitch for the first time.Image

The Warriors welcome English Premiership side Sale Sharks to Firhill tomorrow night (Friday 20 August (kick-off 7.30pm) for what is their only home pre-season game of the year.

Stortoni, who has been ever-present at fullback since joining the club in 2007, quickly won the adulation of the Warriors players and supporters and has been appointed captain in the absence of the injured Alastair Kellock.

Stortoni, nicknamed Bernie, will captain a starting XV that contains new signings Henry Pyrgos, Ryan Grant, Aly Muldowney, Ryan Wilson, Chris Fusaro and fellow countryman Federico Aramburu.

Lineen said of the Argentine international: "Bernie is Mr Reliable, he is unbelievable.

"He has developed into a really strong leader and the players know he will give everything.

"It was quite touching to see how much captaining Glasgow means to him.

"He's been training like a 25 year old and is raring to go."

Glasgow Warriors team to play Sale Sharks in a pre-season friendly at Firhill on Friday 20 August (kick-off 7.30pm)

15 Bernardo Stortoni CAPTAIN

14 DTH van der Merwe
13 Max Evans
12 Rob Dewey
11 Federico Aramburu

10 Ruaridh Jackson
9 Henry Pyrgos

1 Ryan Grant
2 Fergus Thomson
3 Moray Low
4 Aly Muldowney
5 Richie Gray
6 Ryan Wilson
7 Chris Fusaro
8 Richie Vernon

Substitutes: Paul Burke, Alex Dunbar, Calum Forrester, Finlay Gillies, Rob Harley, Peter Horne, Ed Kalman, Pat MacArthur, Murray McConnell, Peter Murchie, Colin Shaw, Stevie Swindall, Kevin Tkachuk, Duncan Weir

The Warriors' penultimate preparation game, against English Premiership side Sale Sharks, takes place this Friday night (20 August, kick-off 7.30pm) and is the only home pre-season game of the year.

Tickets - priced _10 for adults and _5 for under-18s and concessions - are available now by CLICKING HERE or by calling 0844 800 3490.

Season ticket holders will receive THREE briefs for the game, one for themselves and two for friends or family (on a like-for-like basis).