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Toulouse v Glasgow Warriors (Sat)

HEINEKEN CUP Pool 6
Venue: Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse Date: Saturday, 18 December 2010 Kick-off: 1430 GMT
Coverage: Score updates on the BBC Sport website

Glasgow Warriors winger Hefin O'Hare
O'Hare returns to the wing for Glasgow in France

Glasgow have made two changes to their starting XV for this weekend's return Heineken Cup tie against reigning champions Toulouse.

Both changes are in the backs, where the scrum-halves and wings swap places with their respective replacements.

Hefin O'Hare is selected in front of Federico Aramburu, while Colin Gregor is preferred to Henry Pyrgos in a bid to bolster the team's experience.

Toulouse won 28-16 at Firhill on Friday to top Pool 6 with a 100% record.

It stretched the French side's lead to six points over Wasps, who have a game in hand, with Glasgow in third, two points adrift of the English side.

I'm confident well do a lot better

Glasgow Warriors head coach Sean Lineen

Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen said: "We just need a little more leadership and experience.

"We had a good team out last weekend, but it's now about putting our performance right in such a massive game.

"There aren't many bigger games than Toulouse away in the Heineken Cup."

The Warriors return to Toulouse for the first time since they recorded the biggest result in their history back in January 2009.

But they face an uphill task to repeat that feat after Toulouse ran in three tries to one at Firhill.

"We can't take much confidence from the weekend because we didn't play that well," Lineen added.

"Our set-piece wasn't good, but we never gave up and that's hugely encouraging. We can't give them that much ball or that much respect this weekend.

"I'm confident well do a lot better. It's a fantastic stadium to play at, but the guys just need to focus and make sure we get the performance we need."


Toulouse: tbc

Glasgow Warriors: B Stortoni, H O'Hare, M Evans, G Morrison, DTH van der Merwe, R Jackson, C Gregor, J Welsh, D Hall, M Low, R Gray, A Kellock (capt), R Harley, J Barclay, R Vernon.
Replacements: F Thomson, R Grant, K Tkachuk, A Muldowney, C Fusaro, H Pyrgos, P Murchie, F Aramburu.



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see also
Glasgow Warriors 16-28 Toulouse
10 Dec 10 |  Glasgow
Wasps 38-26 Glasgow Warriors
17 Oct 10 |  Rugby Union
Glasgow Warriors 21-13 Dragons
08 Oct 10 |  Glasgow


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