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Scotland stars return for Glasgow

Ruaridh Jackson is one of six Scotland internationals returning to the Glasgow Warriors' side for Friday night's scheduled Magners League meeting with Benetton Treviso, which is subject to a pitch inspection, at Firhill.

Jackson, who kicked the winning penalty as Scotland defeated Samoa in the third EMC Autumn Test at Pittodrie last weekend, is joined in the Warriors' starting XV by Graeme Morrison, Dougie Hall, Moray Low, Richie Gray and Richie Vernon.

Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen said: "It's great to see some of the Scotland players come back. They really want to play. We've got a massive month coming up so to have the likes of Graeme Morrison and Richie Gray back this weekend, both of whom are crucial to how we play, is massive."

Injury deprives Glasgow of Calum Forrester and Rob Dewey, however, who suffered a dislocated knee and dislocated shoulder respectively during last week's match against Cardiff Blues and face lengthy absences.

Glasgow were beaten 38-6 by the Welsh region last Saturday and Lineen is looking for a response from his team, weather permitting.

"We need to win on Friday night and get things back on track," he said.

"We need to make sure we get our game right on Friday and get back to the Glasgow we all know and love.

"Treviso are a tough team and their defence is outstanding. They fill the field well and make it hard for you to score.

"We've got to make sure we go out with the right attitude."


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