Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Warriors expect Edinburgh reaction

Max Evans

Glasgow Warriors are prepared for a reaction from Edinburgh in Sunday's second back-to-back Magners League meetings between Scotland's two professional sides at Murrayfield.

The Warriors enter the second of the Greaves Sports 1872 Cup games having won 30-18 at Firhill on Monday, and Max Evans, who scored one of Glasgow's three tries in the first leg, anticipates another tough encounter.

The Scotland centre told www.glasgowwarriors.org: "It was great to get the first game out the way with a win. We talked all week going into the game that we were going to be relentless - that was our key word - and that came through throughout the game."

He added: "Edinburgh were very dominant in the contact area, but we managed to get the ball in the right areas and come away with points.

"It was a huge confidence boost going into this game which we all know is going to be just as hard."

Scotland centre Graeme Morrison damaged his knee on Monday and has been ruled out, while replacement flanker Chris Fusaro has been suspended for one week after being sent off along with Edinburgh lock Scott MacLeod on Monday.

Peter Murchie will line up at number 12 in place of Morrison, with Peter Horne coming on to the bench, while Ryan Wilson will take Fusaro place among the replacements.

Edinburgh have won five of their seven home games in the Magners League this season and defeated Castres in the Heineken Cup in their last outing at Murrayfield.

Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen said: "We need to improve on last week if we are to be in with a chance of winning at Murrayfield.

"Edinburgh will be hurting after the first leg - we know because we've been there before - and they will come out firing on all cylinders."

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