GLASGOW WARRIORS head coach Dave Rennie has made four changes to his side as they attempt to capture the 1872 Cup for the first time in three years.

Glasgow defeated their great rivals, Edinburgh, at Scotstoun last weekend, and a repeat victory at Murrayfield this afternoon would ensure the 1872 Cup would be back in Glasgow.

Rennie has been forced into one of his changes, with Ratu Tagive, who suffered a hamstring injury against Exeter last month, coming into the starting fifteen in place of winger Tommy Seymour, who is side-lined after suffering a head knock.

Rennie has also given DTH van der Merwe a starting spot, with Kyle Steyn, who started last weekend, dropping out of the squad entirely. Ali Price is in at scrum-half and Oli Kebble comes in at loose-head prop.

Continuing in the centre is the partnership of Huw Jones and Sam Johnson, which has flourished this season, with Jones in particular being especially impressive given his loss of form which saw the internationalist miss out on the World Cup squad for Scotland.

Earlier in the season, there were reports that Jones may return to South Africa, where he made his name as a first-rate player.

However, the 26-year-old has turned a corner in recent weeks and Rennie has been mightily impressed with Jones’ recent showings, and believes an international recall may be imminent.

“We think Huw is going really well and just getting a few games on end in combination with Sam has been working well. Huw has been working really hard on his defensive game and I thought he was really strong last weekend. He is starting to bear the fruits of that and I would definitely think he is in contention (for Scotland selection once again),” said the head coach.

“He is really engaged and contributing massively to reviews and discussions and so on. He has worked really hard on areas of the game that we have talked a lot about and I think he is making really good decisions with ball in hand.

"We think Huw is in a really good place so we are keen to put Him and Sam back out there again this weekend.”

Last weekend’s match was a touchy affair, with 25 penalties in total awarded, 15 of them against Glasgow. And this is, admits Rennie, something his side must tighten up at Murrayfield.

“You are always contesting some of those type penalties, but we’ve got to take responsibility for the ones that we gave away which allowed Edinburgh back into the game and turned it into an arm-wrestle,” he said.

“The penalty count was 15-10 so both sides were penalised a fair bit. Ideally, we want single figures. There is always contention ones, but you have to take it on the chin.”

Edinburgh are likely to make some tweaks to their game as they attempt to reverse the result, but Rennie is not fazed by what Richard Cockerill’s men may throw their way, and his side are, he believes, ready for anything.

“You sort of know what is in (Edinburgh’s) DNA,” said Rennie.

“They are going to kick a lot and try to get a wall in front of us. I thought we did a really good job around diffusing their bombs in the game last week and we had long periods without the ball, especially in the first half, when we were forced to defend a lot and I thought our defence was excellent.

“They’re a good side and they’ll ask questions of us, but they won’t play much footie until they are down our end, we believe.”