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Preview: Warriors host Kings as both look to bounce back

Avatar Joe Leavey 31 Oct 2019

Dave Rennie received a welcome boost ahead of his Glasgow Warriors side’s crunch Guinness PRO14 clash against the Isuzu Southern Kings, with the return of six international stars from Rugby World Cup action.

Canadian flyer DTH van der Merwe slots straight back in as the Warriors search for their second win of the season and with it a foothold in the Conference A standings.

He is joined by a quintet of Scotland internationals, with Pete Horne, Adam Hastings, George Horne and Zander Fagerson all catapulted straight into the starting XV and George Turner making the bench.

For the Kings, Robbi Kempson has elected for just the one change from the side that was edged out by Benetton Rugby last weekend.

Thembelani Bholi comes in at flanker after impressing as a replacement in Italy, with Bobby de Wee moving to lock, replacing JC Astle.

Kick-off:Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow | KO 19.35pm UK time, 21:35pm SA time, Friday 1 November

How to watch:Live on SuperSport, DAZN and Premier Sports

Players to watch out for:For the Warriors the danger comes from the returning internationals, stars who played such a crucial role as Glasgow went all the way to the Guinness PRO14 final last season, and DTH van der Merwe is chief among them.

Youngster Christopher Hollis has the unenviable task of matching up against him down the flank; this could be the main battleground.

Key stat:The two sides have met just twice before with both sides wining once at home.

Glasgow Warriors: Glenn Bryce, Niko Matawalu, Huw Jones, Pete Horne, DTH van der Merwe, Adam Hastings, George Horne, Oli Kebble, Grant Stewart, Zander Fagerson, Tim Swinson, Kiran McDonald, Rob Harley, Callum Gibbins (c), Matt Fagerson

Replacements: George Turner, Alex Allan, D’arcy Rae, Andrew Davidson, Chris Fusaro, Jamie Dobie, Stafford McDowall, Ratu Tagive

Isuzu Southern Kings: Masixole Banda, Christopher Hollis, Erich Cronje, Tertius Kruger, Sibusiso Sithole, JT Jackson, Josh Allderman, Juan Schoeman, Jacques du Toit, Pieter Scholtz, Bobby de Wee, Aston Fortuin, Tienie Burger, Thembelani Bholi, Ruaan Lerm (c)

Replacements: Alandre van Rooyen, Xandre Vos, Rossouw de Klerk, Jerry Sexton, Elrigh Louw, Gavin Mills, Siya Masuku, Scott van Breda


Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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Report: Warriors run riot against scoreless Kings

Avatar Peter White 1 Nov 2019

Eight-try Glasgow Warriors got their Guinness PRO14 season firmly up and running with a thumping victory over winless Isuzu Southern Kings at Scotstoun.

First-half scores from Grant Stewart, Matt Fagerson, Callum Gibbins, Oli Kebble and Nikola Matawalu gave the hosts a 29-0 lead at the break, and scores from Zander Fagerson, Ratu Tagive and a penalty try after the break put the result beyond doubt.

The Kings rallied in periods but ultimately failed to ever get a foothold in the game, and defeat in Scotland leaves the South Africans still chasing their first Championship win since January.

Key moments

With six World Cup absentees bolstering their ranks, the Warriors began on top and duly got themselves in front on 10 minutes when Stewart bundled over following a lineout in the corner.

The hosts gained in confidence and, helped by a number of Kings unforced errors, stretched their lead when George Horne eluded the away defence and Matt Fagerson finished off.

Having conceded the fewest number of penalties in the Guinness PRO14 across the first four rounds, Kings were uncharacteristically ill-disciplined in the early stages and Gibbins made the most of a penalty to go over for his second of the season.

Ruaan Lerm was sent to the sin bin for a reckless challenge and Kebble instantly punished his South African counterpart by eluding the visitors’ defence and securing Glasgow’s first try bonus point of the season.

And, in just the 26th minute, last season’s runners-up were five tries to the good, Matawalu being fed by Adam Hastings before completing an impressive chip-and-chase.

Masixole Banda had the chance to get the Kings on the board with his boot shortly after half-an-hour, but his missed kick did much to sum up his side’s lacklustre first-half display.

Glasgow started the second period as they left off, with good hands from Kiran McDonald and Pete Horne, and a charging run from DTH Van der Merwe opening up a chance for Zander Fergerson to get in on the act.

The Kings did respond with a good passage of play ultimately without reward, and the dominance of the Warriors pack towards the Kings tryline shortly after the hour mark led to referee Joy Neville awarding a penalty try.

Moments later, the home side got their eighth of the night with a well-worked score that started in their own half, with Tagive going over on his first Warriors appearance for 20 months after a great pass from Pete Horne to wrap up the points.

Man of the match

All of the returning World Cup stars contributed to the Warriors’ dominance, but unsung hero Kiran McDonald was key to the home side’s return to winning ways.

On his ninth Guinness PRO14 start, the 24-year-old held the pack together and their strength up front was integral to never giving the Kings an opportunity in the game.

Play of the day

The first half produced a shower of tries, but Fiji international Nikola Matawalu got the pick of the bunch with the 30-year-old announcing his arrival to the game in style.

Adam Hastings latched on to a loose ball and cleverly picked out Matawalu on the wing, who knocked a kick deep into Kings territory, before running the length of the field, collecting and going over.


Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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