KYLE Steyn makes his first appearance of the season tomorrow as part of a strong-looking Glasgow team for the Rainbow Cup round-one match against Benetton in Treviso.

The winger has been out for more than a year with hamstring injuries which twice needed surgery, but is returning at an ideal time according to Warriors attack coach Jonny Bell.

“It’s great having Kyle back - he’s like a new signing for us,” Bell said. “It’s been a hard old season for him. I remember arriving at the start of July and there were high hopes for him for the Edinburgh games, but that was it.

“So it’s been frustrating for Kyle. But he’s been training well and looks fit and fresh. Everyone else is probably feeling tired towards the end of the season and he’s raring to go. It’s good to have a player of that quality and mindset coming in.”

Glasgow have still found room for some of their rookies, with Cole Forbes, Rufus McLean and Ross Thompson all in the back division. But, after three weeks without a match following the Challenge Cup loss to Montpellier, the coaches are keen to give game time to some senior men too as they look ahead to the double-header with Edinburgh.

In the pack, Fraser Brown reverts to his old position at openside, with George Turner starting at hooker in a front row which also features Oli Kebble and Zander Fagerson. Former Scotland Under-20 prop Tom Lambert is in line to make his debut off the bench, as is back-row forward Rory Darge following his recent move from Edinburgh.