Wight joins on loan as Warriors leave for Canada

Ahead of jetting out to Nova Scotia this morning, Glasgow Warriors have named a 28-man squad which will be involved in Saturday’s historic pre-season fixture with Canada.Scott Wight has joined the Warriors on loan
 
Scotland 7s stand-off Scott Wight joins the travelling party and the former Glasgow player will be available to Gregor Townsend for the start of the season, with Gregor Hunter currently injured.
 
Rory Hughes, Mike Cusack, Kevin Bryce and Josh Strauss all join the group after being released from the Scotland squad.
 
Hughes and Cusack both started Saturday’s win over Italy in Turin, while Bryce was named on the bench.
 
Strauss has been released with a view to getting game time before being considered for the final 31-man Scotland Rugby World Cup squad and will be available to the Warriors on Saturday and the following weekend when they play the Scarlets in the opening round of the GUINNESS PRO12.
 
Tim Swinson could make his return from injury in Canada, while Tyrone Holmes suffered concussion in training on Sunday and has been replaced by Will Bordill. Sam Johnson and Alex Allan both remain on the sidelines.

The Warriors team to play Canada in Halifax on Saturday (kick-off 7pm UK time) will be announced on Friday and the game will be shown live on BBC ALBA.

Glasgow Warriors squad for pre-season fixture against Canada: 

FORWARDS (16)
 
Jason Hill
Josh Strauss
Will Bordill
Simone Favaro
Chris Fusaro
Scott Cummings
James Eddie
Kieran Low
Tim Swinson
Mike Cusack
Zander Fagerson
D’arcy Rae
Kevin Bryce
Pat MacArthur
George Hunter
Jerry Yanuyanutawa
 
BACKS (12)
 
Peter Murchie
Junior Bulumakau
Lee Jones
Rory Hughes
Mark Robertson
Glenn Bryce
Robbie Fergusson
Fraser Lyle
Rory Clegg
Scott Wight
Mike Blair
Grayson Hart

Written by
Jeremy Bone