Five changes for Glasgow Warriors ahead of 1872 Cup return tie

Stuart Hogg returns for Glasgow Warriors.
Stuart Hogg returns for Glasgow Warriors.SNS Group

Scotland international Stuart Hogg has been named in the starting line-up as one of five changes for Glasgow Warriors’ 1872 Cup tie with Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

Hogg comes in for Peter Murchie with Henry Pyrgos, Tom Ryder, Dougie Hall and Josh Strauss also in the team.

Gregor Townsend’s men beat Edinburgh 23-14 at Scotstoun last Friday with the trophy awarded to the aggregate winners of the festive derby double-header.

Glasgow forwards coach Shade Munro said: "We saw how physical the battle was last week and we need to be ready for Edinburgh to bring an even greater level of physicality.

"They have a very good and experienced pack and they will want to get on the front foot. They have a huge amount of talent across the back line and if they get good ball, they can hurt us.

"Last week our defence was very good for long spells of the game and we competed very well at the breakdown but we saw, particularly at the start of the second half, the threat they pose."