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Next up: Glasgow Warriors v Toulon (Fri 19 May)

We now look ahead to our first ever European final against Toulon in the EPCR Challenge Cup, in two weeks.


Thank you to every one of you at home and in Scotstoun

A heroic game. Tough in every way. We couldn’t do this without you. That’s the end of our BKT United Rugby Championship campaign.


Full-time: Glasgow Warriors 5-14 Munster


Glasgow hold up

Glasgow hold Munster up over their own whitewash after a relentless attack at their line. They’re doing everything to keep Munster scoreless in this half.


13 men to finish the game


Tuipulotu yellow card


Munster pressure

Munster are pinning Glasgow right back on their own line. Every pass their right on top of Glasgow.


Glasgow scrum

Munster work back into Glasgow’s 22. But, their defence holds firm and they force a knock on and win the scrum.


Glasgow penalty

Healy kicks Munster very deep from the restart. However, after four phases the visitor’s are penalised. Glasgow can clear their lines.


Glasgow try

Huw Jones has space and Kyle Steyn is wide open on the wing. He dives over in the corner in front of the north stand. Glasgow 5-14 Munster.


Glasgow scrum

Ali Price now on and a Glasgow scrum in Munster’s 22. Now is the time to do something here.


JP du Preez’s height proves the difference in that line out.


Glasgow penalty

Glasgow proving a real threat at the scrum. They turn that one over again. McDowall then kicks then down to Munster’s 22. Glasgow line out.


Munster scrum

The ball goes loose and right on the halfway, where most of this half is being played, it’s a Munster scrum.


Dempsey steals a Munster line out and Glasgow go again.


Glasgow batter the Munster lines

Glasgow work through phase after phase with pace. Looking to breach the Munster line. It’s seems impossible, but they’re protecting the ball and keeping it moving.


Munster clear their lines


Glasgow lose it forward

After all that pressure, they just can’t break the line. Munster scrum.


Another Glasgow penalty

Munster penalised again at the base of the ruck. The referee pulls them up for a warning and Glasgow opt for the scrum.


Glasgow penalty

A fantastic effort, from a refreshed front row, as they turn the scrum over and win a penalty on the five metre line.


It’s not to be the ball goes forward and now a Munster scrum on their own five.


The forwards form a maul and drive hard at Munster’s line. It isn’t able to move.

They opted to play it through hands and snipe on the edges. Munster still hold firm.


Glasgow penalty

Glasgow slowly edge their way down the field, working through the phases, and protecting the ball. A reward comes with Munster infringing at the ruck and McDowall able to send the ball onto their opposition’s five metre line.


Glasgow line out

The ball changes hands through a series of errors from both sides. First a overthrown line out from Johnny Matthews then a knock on from the Munster forwards.

The scrum is Glasgow’s on their own ten metre line.


George Horne finds a gap off the line out and makes 20 metres. The passes don’t then connect putting Glasgow back into their own half.


Munster scrum

The ball is knock on. Munster clear the scrum and kick to touch. Glasgow line out on the halfway.


Munster work through the phases

Munster work from coast-to-coast looking for a gap, but with the man less Glasgow are doing a decent job of cutting the gaps.

After multiple phases Glasgow win a penalty on the halfway line and can send the ball deep into the opposition 22.


Glasgow line out

Johnny Matthews delivers the ball to Matt Fagerson and then its shifted to the backs.


Second half underway

Munster begin the second period.


Half Time

Munster coming forward once more, but Matthews makes a crucial turnover!

McDowall kicks to touch and that’ll be the half.

Munster lead at the break.


Munster lineout

Textbook exit play from Glasgow as Dempsey and Tuipulotu combine, before McDowall hammers it to touch on the Glasgow 10m line.


Scrum Glasgow


The Warriors do not yield!

Dempsey and Gray make life a misery for the Munster carriers, before Steyn forces the forward pass as he drives Daly into touch.

Scrum to Glasgow on their own five metre line.


Held up

Backs to the wall!

Munster throw everything at the Glasgow line, but the Warriors hold firm.

Scrum to Munster as the ball was held up short of the line.


Munster ball

Great pressure from Horne as he gets in the eyeline of Crowley, but Munster retain possession.

Fekitoa and Frisch combine, before Daly sticks a kick through that forces Smith to carry over his own line.


Penalty Munster

Referee Piardi awards a penalty for side entry and Crowley clears to halfway.

Beirne takes the ball and Munster look to drive, but Darge with the turnover!


Glasgow ball

Rory Darge, that’s superb.

The flanker with the dummy and fend and up to the Munster 22 go the Warriors as Dempsey takes the offload.


Glasgow lineout

Great defence from Steyn, as he forces John Hodnett into touch.

Glasgow ball on the 10m line.


Penalty Munster

Cancelliere makes a half-break from the restart, but the referee gives Munster the benefit of the doubt at the ruck and awards the penalty.

Crowley finds touch on the Glasgow 10m line.


Try Munster

The visitors go over for their second, in almost a carbon-copy fashion of their first – advantage in hand, Crowley puts Frisch through a gap and the centre does just enough to ground under pressure from Smith.

Crowley converts for a 14-0 lead.


Penalty Munster

Glasgow are pinged for contact in the air at the lineout, and Crowley goes to the corner.


Red card

It’s a red card for Jordan.

Glasgow will play the rest of the match with 14 men.


Munster lineout

Somehow the visitors come away with the ball, and Conor Murray is away up the wing.

Jordan gets across to make the tackle, but is it high?

The fly-half is down injured in the meantime as the officials review the play.


Glasgow lineout

Munster clear to touch, giving Glasgow the lineout on the Munster 10m line.

Matthews finds Scott Cummings and on comes the drive.


Try Munster

The first try of the night goes Munster’s way – Jack Crowley gets the ball away to Fekitoa, and the former All Black rides the challenge of Smith to just about touch down.

Crowley converts, and it’s a 7-0 Munster lead.


Munster ball

Now its Munster on the attack as the visitors come forward, and Shane Daly is into the 22.

Munster rolling towards the line here, as the Glasgow defence is tested for the first time.


Held up

Dempsey goes for the line – has he got there?

Held up is the call…

Munster clear from the drop-out.


Glasgow ball

The Glasgow attack is relentless, and Steyn breaks clear!

Tuipulotu even closer!


Munster lineout

Glasgow spring into attack off the scrum, as Tuipulotu and Cancelliere free Smith.

Cancelliere then takes the ball in the second phase, stabbing a kick through and into touch.

Gray steals again!


Glasgow ball

Tuipulotu tries to step away from Malakai Fekitoa, but the centre brings his opposite number down.

Horne goes to the skies and Munster knock on – scrum to the Warriors on halfway.



It wouldn’t be Richie Gray;s 100th appearance without a lineout steal, would it?

Kyle Steyn collects and away he goes!

Up to halfway goes the skipper.


Penalty Munster

Smith does superbly to take the clearing kick and beat two defenders, but the officials have spotted a neck roll at the ruck and Munster have the penalty.

Lineout to the visitors 30m from the Glasgow line.


Scrum Munster

This time the decision goes the visitors’ way – Kleyn looks suspiciously offside as he comes through the maul, but the referee gives the benefit of the doubt to those in red.

Scrum to Munster on their own five metre line.


Penalty Glasgow

Munster kill the ball and referee Piardi has a word with Tadhg Beirne, who has taken over as captain after the early departure of O’Mahony.

Jordan goes to the corner.


Glasgow ball




Relentless carrying.

Penalty advantage…


Penalty Glasgow

No advantage. Back we come.

Jordan turns down the three points and off to the corner we go…


Glasgow ball

The maul is stopped short byt Glasgow on the front foot – advantage in hand, Gray through the middle!

Two metres out!


Penalty Glasgow

First penalty of the night goes to the visitors as Rory Darge is penalised for not releasing the tackler.

The flanker soon makes up for it though, as he combines with Tom Jordan to win the turnover on halfway.

Jordan finds a magnificent touch five metres out!


Glasgow lineout

Munster clear well, giving the Warriors possession on the Munster 10m line.

Johnny Matthews finds Gray and Glasgow are off and running.


Munster lineout

Clever play from Stafford McDowall, who sticks the kick in behind the Munster defence and into the 22.

Munster will throw in 10m from their own line.


Glasgow ball

A lengthy stoppage for some treatment to Jean Kleyn later, and Richie Gray soars to take the lineout at the tail.

Dempsey barges through contact, before Smith steps away from two tackles and into Munster’s half.


Glasgow lineout

Big chance!

Sione Tuipulotu spots the mismatch and steps past Peter O’Mahony, racing into Munster territory.

The inside ball to George Horne is collected by the scrum-half just as he’s tackled by the covering Antoine Frisch and the ball goes forward in the contact.

Jack Crowley clears to halfway for a Glasgow lineout.


Glasgow ball

Ollie Smith rises highest to claim Conor Murray’s early box-kick, and Glasgow in possession on halfway.

Jack Dempsey has a carry, before Sebastian Cancelliere gets his hands on the ball for the first time.



Referee Andrea Piardi gives the signal, and Tom Jordan gets this BKT URC quarter-final underway!


Teams out

Munster are first onto the Scotstoun pitch to a noisy reception from their travelling support, as the Warrior Nation prepares to respond.

Richie Gray leads the home side on the occasion of his 100th appearance, as the rest of the Warriors enter to a cacophony of noise and pyrotechnics.





The Opposition


Almost time

It’s nearly time for the URC Quarter-Final to kick-off at Scotstoun!


Kick-off 7:35 pm