Warriors banking on SA import

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:36
Large strauss roar 630 Large shade munro Large josh strauss looks 630 Large glasgow warriors v ulster 6 Large josh strauss lions 630

The return of inspirational South African back row forward Josh Strauss will have a big impact for the Glasgow Warriors.

The return of inspirational South African back row forward Josh Strauss will have a big impact for the Glasgow Warriors ahead of their 1872 Cup clash with Edinburgh, according to Warriors forward coach Shade Munro.

In last week's Scotstoun clash between the two sides Glasgow came out on top 23-14, taking a nine-point lead into the Murrayfield return fixture and also moving into the Pro12 play-off places.

And Munro admits having Strauss back in the side, after missing last week's clash to get married back in South Africa, is a huge boost in the absence of the injured Chris Fusaro.

Munro told the Scotsman: "It is testament to the strength of squad we have got that we can bring players in. Josh Strauss coming back from getting married is a big one because he is a big ball-carrying forward.

"If you had a real in-form player you would stick with him, but the way we play and the way we train, the competition for places demands that we make these changes. That way we keep everybody on their toes.

"If you play at the top of your game then you will keep your place but there are lots of players knocking at the door all the time and it is good to keep it fresh."

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 30 September 2016
Golden Lions v Sharks 15h00 Johannesburg
EP Kings v Pumas 16h00 Nelspruit
Western Province v Boland 17h10 Cape Town
Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Rodney Parade
Connacht v Edinburgh 18h35 Sportsground
Bristol v Saracens 18h45 Ashton Gate
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Cardiff Blues v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
PRO12
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Ulster 4 4 0 0 17
Cardiff Blues 4 4 0 0 17
Ospreys 4 3 0 1 15
Leinster 4 3 0 1 14
Munster 4 3 0 1 14
Glasgow Warriors 4 2 0 2 12
Dragons 4 1 0 3 5
Scarlets 4 1 0 3 4
Edinburgh 4 1 0 3 4
Treviso 4 1 0 3 4
Zebre 3 0 0 3 2
Connacht 3 0 0 3 0