Swinson Joins Centurions against Cardiff

Tim Swinson will become the latest player to join the Glasgow centurion club, making his 100th appearance for the club away to Cardiff Blues on Saturday.

The 30-year-old from Newcastle Falcons and will become only the second player in Glasgow history to play 100 times for both the Warriors and another club.

The only other person who has earned this accolade is Dougie Hall, who played for Edinburgh more than 100 times in the span of his career.

Matt Fagerson replaces Ryan Wilson, who is recuperating from a neck injury, in the back-row. Henry Pyrgos will be the Captain, in place of Wilson. Nick Grigg and Tommy Seymour come into the backline. On the bench, Niko Matawalu will be included in a matchday squad for the first time since rejoining the club.

Glasgow Warriors’ Head Coach Dave Rennie said: “It’s a great occasion for Tim Swinson and his family. To play 100 games for two clubs is a hell of an achievement and shows his durability. His physicality and competitive edge are massive within the group and it’s great that he gets to join a pretty elite club.

“It’s great to have Tommy Seymour back too. 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.

“We’re focused on what we need to do and where we need to improve. 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 shot.”