Franco Smith has made four changes to his Glasgow Warriors team to face Cardiff on Friday night – with a potential debut for Duncan Munn off the bench.

The Glasgow head coach has been able to call upon Scotland internationals Kyle Steyn, Jack Dempsey, Stafford McDowall and Matt Fagerson as part of his changes as he fields a strong team to take on their Welsh opponents.

All four of those start while veteran fly-half Duncan Weir also comes into the starting XV. 

Steyn's return on the left wing is the only change in the back three with Facundo Cordero dropping out of the match day squad while Josh McKay continues at fullback and Sebastian Cancelliere keeps his place on the other wing.

McDowall and Tom Jordan will continue their centre partnership, with McDowall coming off the back of his first Six Nations start for Scotland last weekend.

Weir replaces Ross Thompson at 10 while Jamie Dobie makes his third start in a row by keeping the number nine shirt – with Scotland international George Horne among the replacements.

It’s an unchanged front row as Nathan McBeth continues at loosehead with Lucio Sordoni at tighthead and Johnny Matthews starts at hooker having been unused by Scotland throughout the Six Nations campaign.

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Max Williamson and Alex Samuel keep their places in the second row while Fagerson and Dempsey earn starts after playing for Scotland in the Six Nations in the back row.

Former Scotland U20 captain Munn is one of two backs on the bench alongside Horne, while the forward replacements are made up of Gregor Hiddleston, Scotland props Allan Dell and Oli Kebble, Sintu Manjezi, Ally Miller and Henco Venter.

Smith said: “Everyone is looking forward to being back at home tomorrow night.

“We know that we will need to be at our best tomorrow night – Cardiff will pose a strong challenge, with a powerful pack of forwards and some high-quality backs that will test us around the park.

“It is also an exciting opportunity for Duncan Munn to represent this club for the first time in a competitive match – he is a local boy proud to pull on the Glasgow shirt, and he has earned his place in the matchday squad.”

Glasgow team to face Cardiff: Josh McKay, Sebastian Cancelliere, Stafford McDowall, Tom Jordan, Kyle Steyn (captain), Duncan Weir, Jamie Dobie, Nathan McBeth, Johnny Matthews, Lucio Sordoni, Max Williamson, Alex Samuel, Euan Ferrie, Matt Fagerson, Jack Dempsey

Replacements: Gregor Hiddleston, Allan Dell, Oli Kebble, Sintu Manjezi, Ally Miller, Henco Venter, George Horne, Duncan Mann