Belfast Telegraph

Monday 14 July 2014

Debutant Bennett to face Leinster

Mark Bennett

Glasgow Warriors have made five personnel changes and one positional switch for Friday's trip to Heineken Cup finalists Leinster, with 18-year-old Mark Bennett selected to make his debut.

Bennett's inclusion at centre sees Peter Murchie switched to full-back, with Federico Aramburu named on the wing, Duncan Weir at fly-half, Ryan Grant at loosehead prop and Fergus Thomson at hooker.

Warriors head coach Sean Lineen is excited about Bennett's prospects, saying: "The lad has real talent. He's raw, but he's good enough, and he's added a renewed energy to training this week. This experience will be good for him."

He added: "It'll be a big test but I wouldn't put him in there unless I thought he was good enough.

"He's ready and I'm really excited to see what he can bring to the backline."

Weir is also granted an opportunity at number 10 ahead of Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson, who drops to the bench.

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