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Warriors consider installing 3G pitch at Scotstoun

Glasgow Warriors are considering installing an artificial 3G pitch at their Scotstoun home, where the surface remains unplayable.

Pro12 champions Warriors have not been able to stage a fixture at Stotstoun since December 12.

Continued heavy rainfall has forced the Warriors to host their Pro12 clash against Munster at Kilmarnock's Rugby Park, with the game being brought forward by a day to Friday February 19.

Warriors' managing director Nathan Bombrys says that talks are being held to find a solution, including using a 3G pitch.

"It's really disappointing that we have to move another fixture away from our home at Scotstoun," Bombrys told Warriors' official website.

"Despite ongoing work being carried out on the pitch, the heavy storms continue to flood the pitch, and there is a high risk that it will be unplayable for this fixture. 

"We are working with Glasgow Life and Scottish Rugby to get the pitch at Scotstoun playable as soon as possible and we're also in discussions with Glasgow Life, Scottish Athletics and SportScotland about a long-term solution at Scotstoun, which could involve a 3G pitch.

"Rugby Park has an excellent 3G surface, which helped us stage a high quality game with Racing 92 last month and I'd like to thank our supporters for making the trip to Kilmarnock to get behind the team for this crucial Pro12 match."