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Glasgow looking for joy of six

Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend is aiming to keep the momentum going ahead of their November break as the Warriors seek a club record sixth consecutive RaboDirect Pro12 victory when the Dragons visit Scotstoun on Friday night.

Canada winger Taylor Paris makes his debut while Argentina prop German Araoz could join him in making his first appearance from the bench.

Townsend told "First and foremost, we know we have to win to maintain our momentum in the RaboDirect Pro12 and consolidate our position in the table ahead of the November break. To do that, we'll need everyone at the top of their game once more."

He added: "It's about being very accurate in contact and ensuring our set piece is spot on, so that we can control the pace of the game.

"Dragons will pose questions all over the field, and we'll have to work extremely hard and effectively to play the game on our own terms."

Chris Fusaro will captain the team as Townsend makes seven changes to the team that won at Treviso, many of them enforced by Scotland's EMC Test against New Zealand on November 11.

Troy Nathan makes his first start of the season at inside centre and Scott Wight comes in at stand-off. Scott Wight, named RaboDirect Man of the Match for his late contribution in Italy, starts at stand-off. Forwards Gordon Reid, Tim Swinson, Tom Ryder and Josh Strauss also come in.

Townsend said: "Considering we've had 13 players away with Scotland this week, we've been able to name another very strong side to tackle the Dragons."


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