HENRY Pyrgos will return at scrumhalf for Glasgow Warriors in their PRO12 semi-final against Connacht today. The influential No.9 missed out on the team’s last match of the regular season through injury, the 14-7 defeat by today’s opponents, when Ali Price deputised. This time Price misses out altogether, with Grayson Hart holding on to his place on the bench.
There are five changes in all from the Warriors team that lost that last match 14-7 – three in the backs and two in the pack. Mark Bennett comes in at centre for the injured Alex Dunbar, Sean Lamont replaces Lee Jones on the left wing, Zander Fagerson is at tighthead prop instead of the suspended Sila Puafisi, and specialist openside Simone Favaro is preferred to Rob Harley in the back row.
( S Hogg; T Seymour, M Bennett, P Horne, S Lamont ; F Russell, H Pyrgos; G Reid, F Brown, Z Fagerson, J Gray, L Nakarawa, R Wilson, S Favaro, J Strauss. Substitutes: P MacArthur, R Grant, D Rae, T Swinson, A Ashe, G Hart, D Weir, T Naiyaravoro