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Glasgow Warriors name team for Friday's clash

26th November 2008

Cardiff Blues return to Magners League action this Friday when they take on the Glasgow Warriors at Firhill Arena

Ahead of the match, Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Sean Lineen said: "The next four games in the Magners League will define our season. The guys are upbeat and looking forward to what is always a hard physical challenge against Cardiff on Friday night."

Now a capped international, Max Evans lines up in the centre, whilst the Warriors also welcome Max's younger brother, Thom, stand-off Dan Parks and hooker Dougie Hall back from Scotland duty. With Max winning his first cap against Canada last weekend, the Evans are now the 45th set of brothers to be capped by Scotland.

On his return to club duty following his international debut, Evans said: "I've achieved a huge ambition of mine last week, to play for Scotland, and now I want to fulfil my ambition with Glasgow and really challenge at the top of the Magners League."

Two Glasgow players involved in other international tours, Bernardo Stortoni with Argentina and Justin Va'a with the Pacific Islanders, also line up in their respective positions at fullback and prop.

Va'a, who played the full 80 minutes of Pacific Islanders' 25-17 win over Italy last Saturday added: "It was a really enjoyable experience being away with the Island boys in such a unique set-up. The win over Italy was definitely the biggest highlight - it was the first Test win for the Pacific Islanders.

"I enjoyed being back amongst the Island culture when everyone is singing and laughing all the time, it's something you miss when living away from home, but now that all the Glasgow boys are back together we're focussing on being successful with Glasgow. The next eight games are massive for us."

Glasgow Warriors team to play Cardiff Blues in the Magners League at Firhill Arena on Friday 28 November (kick-off 7:30pm)

15 Bernardo Stortoni
14 Lome Fa'atau
13 Max Evans
12 Andrew Henderson
11 Thom Evans
10 Dan Parks
9  Mark McMillan

1 Justin Va'a
2 Dougie Hall
3 Ed Kalman
4 Tim Barker
5 Alastair Kellock (C)
6 Calum Forrester
7 Kelly Brown
8 Johnnie Beattie

16 Eric Milligan
17 Moray Low
18 Dan Turner
19 Richie Vernon
20 Colin Gregor
21 Ruaridh Jackson
22 Hefin O'Hare