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Scrum-half Henry Pyrgos set for 100th Glasgow appearance

Henry Pyrgos will complete a century of Glasgow appearances on Sunday - nine months after his 99th.

The Scotland scrum-half makes his comeback from wrist surgery during the Guinness Pro12 champions' encounter with Cardiff at Scotstoun on Sunday.

The 26-year-old last played during the World Cup, when he captained Scotland to victory over the United States.

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "It's great to welcome back Henry Pyrgos, who has been stuck on 99 caps since playing so well in last year's Pro12 final.

"To have him coming back into the selection mix with so much rugby still left to play is a real boost for the squad."

Mark Bennett and Tim Swinson also start after playing in Scotland's RBS 6 Nations win over Italy last weekend with Alex Dunbar partnering the former in midfield.

Another Scotland international, Duncan Weir, continues at fly-half while number eight Leone Nakarawa makes his second start of the campaign.

Townsend's side are back on home turf after a waterlogged pitch forced them to play two matches at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock.

"We've missed playing at our home ground, but we've picked up two good wins recently and the players can't wait to get out on the pitch in front of a big crowd," he said.

"Cardiff Blues are a well-coached team who are organised in defence and innovative in attack. We will have to play very well to continue our winning run."


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