Glasgow Warriors 17 - 13 Cardiff Blues
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Sat 12 October 19:35 Scotstoun Stadium Ref: Sean Gallagher Guinness PRO14

Preview: Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues

Tue 1 Oct 2019 11:35 Preview: Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues travel to Scotstoun Stadium looking to get back to winning ways in the third round of Guinness PRO14 action.

Wales' Capital Region will look to make it two from two on the road this season, while the hosts are seeking their first win of the campaign following defeats to Cheetahs and Scarlets in the opening rounds.

Glasgow Warriors: Ruaridh Jackson; Kyle Steyn, Nick Grigg, Stafford McDowall, Rory Hughes; Brandon Thomson, Nick Frisby; Alex Allan, Grant Stewart, Adam Nicol, Rob Harley, Kiran McDonald, Bruce Flockhart, Callum Gibbins (capt), Matt Fagerson

Replacements: Johnny Matthews, George Thornton, D'arcy Rae, Tim Swinson, Chris Fusaro, Jamie Dobie, Huw Jones, Glenn Bryce

Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan; Owen Lane, Garyn Smith, Willis Halaholo, Aled Summerhill; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams (capt); Brad Thyer, Kristian Dacey, Dmitri Arhip, Seb Davies, Rory Thornton, Josh Turnbull, Olly Robinson, Will Boyde

Replacements: Liam Belcher, Corey Domachowski, Scott Andrews, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Nick Williams, Lewis Jones, Jason Tovey, Harri Millard

Last Time Out: Cardiff Blues 34 Glasgow Warriors 38

The fourth clash of 2018/19 between these sides was one to remember in the Welsh capital, as the visitors came out on top of a 10-try thriller.

Despite an early Aled Summerhill try, Glasgow had seemingly put themselves in the driving seat thanks to tries from Nick Grigg, Ali Price and Peter Horne in a 15-minutes spell.

However, the hosts battled their way back into proceedings, with Summerhill adding a second and Owen Lane touching down either side of half time.

Quickfire scores from Glasgow with 10 minutes remaining looked to have the game wrapped up, but the Blues were determined not to go down without a fight.

Summerhill crossed for his hat-trick before a quickly taken line-out from Matthew Morgan got the Arms Park on the edge of their seats. After the full back weaved past an almost impossible scenario, the ball was worked from one end to another, with Garyn Smith setting up a dramatic finale.

There was one final opportunity after breaks from Jarrod Evans and Rhys Carré, but the Warriors managed to hold out for the victory.

Head-to-Head: Rob Harley v Seb Davies

A battle of youth against experience in the boiler room, as the most capped player on the field, Rob Harley, comes up against 23-year-old lock Seb Davies.

29-year-old Harley has 214 Glasgow appearances under his belt, having also featured on the international stage on 21 occasions.

Meanwhile, Davies has shown bags of potential and offers mobility and impressive ball skills around the pitch, but will be looking to bounce back from last week's yellow card.