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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Friendly Is All Set


Glasgow Warriors will host fellow BKT United Rugby Championship side Zebre Parma at Scotstoun this September, as the Scottish-Italian Shield rivals face off ahead of the 2023/24 season in The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Friendly.


The match will kick-off at 6pm on Saturday 30 September, and is included in all 2023/24 Season Ticket Memberships.


The club has worked to align the fixture’s kick-off time with Scotland’s clash with Romania in the 2023 Rugby World Cup on the same day (kick-off 8pm BST in Lille), allowing supporters to cheer on their favourite Warriors in both matches.

With several of Glasgow’s international contingent likely to be involved for their respective countries at this year’s Rugby World Cup, the fixture could potentially offer the Warrior Nation a chance to see the stars of the future in action for Franco Smith’s men.


Last season’s clash with the Ayrshire Bulls in Inverness provided supporters with a first chance to see young talents including Alex Samuel and Euan Ferrie in Glasgow colours, alongside new arrivals such as Sione Vailanu and JP du Preez – each of whom went on to play key roles in the 2022/23 campaign.

Packed with international quality of their own, however, the men from Parma will bring an attacking mindset to Scotstoun, with Italian back-rower Jake Polledri headlining the summer recruitment of a squad that also includes exciting young stars such as Simone Gesi and Alessandro Fusco.


Full ticketing information for the match, as well as any potential broadcast information, will be confirmed in due course.


Supporters can renew Season Tickets until 10am on Tuesday, with Warrior Nation Memberships also on sale.


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