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Seven back for Glasgow

Glasgow welcome back seven Scotland internationals to their starting line-up for their clash with Ospreys while Ryan Wilson returns to the bench following a five-month lay-off.

Tommy Seymour, Sean Lamont, Ruaridh Jackson, Chris Cusiter, Ryan Grant, Pat MacArthur and Jonny Gray return from international duty as Glasgow bid to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Newport-Gwent Dragons.

Stuart Hogg continues at full-back while Tyrone Holmes and Josh Strauss come into the back row and forward Wilson is in the 23 after a shoulder injury.

Head coach Gregor Townsend said ahead of Friday's RaboDirect Pro12 clash in Swansea: "We've had to pull together as a squad this week after a disappointing performance on Friday.

"Our training this week has been very positive and with the internationals back at training we have added competition for places, which has given us a timely boost.

"I'm delighted to welcome seven of the players who were missing last weekend back into the fold, as well as Ryan Wilson who has been missing for a number of months through injury.

"The Ospreys are a tough team to break down in defence and have scored the most tries in the league this year, so it will be another big challenge for us.

"They will be formidable opponents at the Liberty Stadium, so we will need to bring a huge amount of effort and togetherness as well as quality and composure to come home with a win."


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