Gregor Hunter to make first Glasgow start against Ulster

Gregor Hunter has previously appeared off the bench for the Glasgow Warriors. Picture: SNS
Gregor Hunter has previously appeared off the bench for the Glasgow Warriors. Picture: SNS
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Gregor Hunter will make his first start for Glasgow Warriors in tonight’s Guinness Pro12 match against Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium.

Glasgow are returning to the Belfast scene of their Grand Final triumph last May and former Edinburgh man Hunter, who spent a long time out with an ACL injury after moving west in 2014, came off the bench against Munster earlier this season.

Peter Murchie starts at full-back, while Scotland cap Rory Hughes starts on the left wing following his try against Ospreys, with Lee Jones on the right flank.

Glenn Bryce and Sam Johnson form the midfield, with the latter starting his fourth consecutive game.

No 8 Ryan Wilson captains the team for the second game in-a-row.

Alex Allan, Josh Strauss, Chris Fusaro and Peter Horne have all returned from the Scotland camp and are selected on the bench.

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend said: “We’re heading to the Kingspan Stadium expecting a tough match against one of the strongest teams in the league, who are currently top.

“We played well in Wales against Ospreys for around 60-65 minutes, but we’ll need an 80 minute performance tomorrow night to come away with a positive result.”

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