Lions wing Seymour is back in fray for Glasgow
Scotland international set for first start of season for Warriors
Scotland international Tommy Seymour will make his first appearance of the season when Glasgow try to continue their 100% record in the Pro14 in Cardiff tonight.
The British and Irish Lions wing, who was given extra time off following his summer exertions in New Zealand, joins Lee Jones and Aberdonian Ruaridh Jackson in the back three.
Head coach Dave Rennie said: “It’s great to have Tommy back. He’s a really good finisher, a great communicator and is certainly very competitive.
“He’s been working hard in training and now he gets the chance to get out and play a bit of footy back in the jersey.”
Lock Tim Swinson will make his 100th Warriors appearance having previously racked up 120 games for Premiership club Newcastle.
Rennie said: “It’s a great occasion for Tim and his family. To play 100 games for two clubs is a heck of an achievement and shows his durability.
“His physicality and competitive edge is massive for the rest of the players and it’s great that he gets to join a pretty elite club.”
Flanker Matt Fagerson comes in for captain Ryan Wilson following last weekend’s 31-10 victory against Ospreys with Henry Pyrgos taking the armband, while Nick Grigg comes into midfield.
Replacements Niko Matawalu, Alex Allan and Chris Fusaro are involved for this first time this season. Rennie said: “Niko has been a real handful on the training pitch since coming back.
“He’s got a great personality and the players love him and it is great to see him back in Glasgow colours.
“We ended up winning well last week but we were slow in our contact support and didn’t defend individually as well as we need to, so they’ve been big focuses this week.
“If we get that right and improve those areas, we’ll be in with a good chance of winning the game.”