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Hall handed Glasgow start

Head coach Sean Lineen has made four changes to Glasgow's starting line-up for their RaboDirect PRO12 game against Ospreys on Friday.

There are three changes in the pack and one behind the scrum, with Lineen continuing to rotate his hookers and Dougie Hall selected to start the clash.

In the second row, Al Kellock has been made available by Scotland and will captain the side. Calum Forrester will start at blindside flanker. In the centres, meanwhile, Federico Aramburu will partner Alex Dunbar, with Troy Nathan forced to sit the game out with a back injury.

Lineen said: "It's another strong side we're sending out. It's a marker of the strength in depth we're developing that, even with 10 backs unavailable for one reason or another, there's still plenty of quality and tenacity behind the scrum.

"We're obviously really pleased to have Al available - he's champing at the bit to get stuck into what he and the rest of the guys know is a truly massive game for us all.

"As ever, we need everyone to perform and everyone to make good decisions."

The meeting at the Liberty Stadium sees Warriors attempt to record their first ever victory on Ospreys soil and keep on course for the competition's play-offs.

Lineen's men are determined to get back to winning ways after consecutive draws away to Connacht and at home to table-topping Leinster.

Lineen told "Every game between now and the end of the season is one where the stakes are well and truly raised and the players are excited by the challenge of doing something we've never managed before - winning away to Ospreys.

"It's a place where you have to be really strong both physically and mentally, because you can be absolutely sure the Ospreys will."


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