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Glasgow set for development derbies

Glasgow are to face Edinburgh in the first of a series of second-string games on Monday.

The fixture will allow both sides to feature elite development players, club players and first-team stars who are making their way back from injury.

The match will take place at Stirling County's Bridgehaugh Park and admission is free for the 5pm kick-off.

The Warriors A team will be led by assistant coach Kenny Murray, with help from Ayr's Calum Forrester, and players from Ayr, Currie, Glasgow Hawks and Stirling County.

Murray said: "It's an excellent opportunity for a number of our players with different circumstances to get some game time early in the new season.

"We have some players coming back from injury and this is also a great platform for our Elite Development Players.

"We're expecting a very tough test against Edinburgh and this is a fantastic initiative by Scottish Rugby."

Edinburgh's A team will be led by assistant coach Stevie Scott and youth coach Bryan Easson.

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons said: "These fixtures facilitate the development of our young players by enabling them to play competitively at a level just below the pro teams."


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