Graeme Morrison will make his 100th Magners League start, while Peter Horne will make his first of the season for the Glasgow Warriors when they face Llanelli Scarlets in West Wales.
The Scotland centre will move within one of Dan Parks’ all-time Glasgow appearance record of 142 games when he takes the field tomorrow night as the club seek to build on the morale-boosting victory over champions Ospreys on Sunday.
Horne’s cameo role in that win, coming on as a replacement to inject some guile in the backline despite being in the unfamiliar position on the wing, has gained the former Howe of Fife player a starting berth at full back with Bernardo Stortoni being rested.
Meanwhile, Morrison who has shaken off inconsistency in his early career to be a leading force for the Warriors and more recently for Scotland admitted the milestones are coming up on him quicker than he realised.
“You’re never really prepared for occasions like this,” he said. “The time has gone pretty quickly and you can put that down to the fun I’ve had since joining seven years ago.
“When I first started, we had international players like Glen Metcalfe and Gordon Bulloch in the squad, and I had to pinch myself in the huddles when involved in these games.
“I’m massively proud to play for Glasgow. I speak to guys who have left the club and the atmosphere isn’t the same anywhere else.
“The guys have a real camaraderie everyone gets on well together, and it’s a club I really love playing for.”
Head coach Sean Lineen paid tribute to Morrison as “a fantastic servant to the club and to Scotland.”
“I’ve seen him develop into a class act and you won’t find a more reliable player,” said the coach. “I know he is very proud to play for Glasgow and is integral to what we’re about.” Horne gets his reward for what the coach called a “scorching” performance off the bench and for his form in playing for Dundee HSFP in club rugby, where he scored 63 points in six games.
Wings DTH van der Merwe and Federico Aramburu, both of whom missed out at the weekend, return to their starting berths, while Ed Kalman replaces Moray Low who has a chest injury.
Glasgow (v Llanelli Scarlets, Magners League, Parc y Scarlets, tomorrow. Kick-off 8.05pm) Peter Horne; DTH van der Merwe, Max Evans, Graeme Morrison, Federico Aramburu; Ruaridh Jackson, Colin Gregor; Jon Welsh, Dougie Hall, Ed Kalman; Aly Muldowney, Richie Gray; Robert Harley, John Barclay (capt), Richie Vernon. Replacements Fergus Thomson, Kevin Tkachuk, Ryan Grant, Tom Ryder, Calum Forrester, Henry Pyrgos, Duncan Weir, Colin Shaw.