Disappointment for Munster as Glasgow win at Thomond

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Glasgow proved too much for Munster on the night. Photo by Glasgow Warriors/@GlasgowWarriors on Twitter.

Glasgow Warriors move six points ahead of Munster in the URC table after their win

By Ann Mc Donald

Despite a comeback in the second half, Munster suffered a 38-26 defeat to the Glasgow Warriors in the latest round of the United Rugby Championship in Thomond Park on Saturday evening.

Glasgow scored 28 unanswered points in the first half to put the game to bed before they caught any scent of a comeback.

Front-rower Fraser Brown crossed the line in the first seven minutes of the game and captain Stafford McDowall, Domingo Miotti and Cole Forbes followed.

The away victory boosts the Scottish and Italian Shield winners’ chances of a home quarter-final, as they are now six points ahead of the Stags, with just two games to go.

Munster produced a strong second half, with star back-rower Gavin Coombes, Grand Slam winner Craig Casey, lock Fineen Wycherley and winger Calvin Nash all getting over the whitewash.

Their scores ensured that Graham Rowntree’s side finished the game with something – a try-scoring bonus point in this case.

However, unlike Glasgow, they could not keep the opposition at bay while on this run, allowing ten more points to put the win and a losing bonus point out of view.

Next up for Munster is second-placed DHL Stormers in South Africa, with the match set to kick off at 5:15 pm on Saturday, April 15 at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town.


Munster: Haley (Zebo 66′); Nash, Fekitoa, Crowley, Daly; Carbery (Scannell 63′), Patterson (Casey 45′); Kilcoyne (Wycherley HT), Barron (Buckley 52′), Salanoa (Archer 52′); Kleyn (Snyman 59′), Wycherley; O’Donoghue (C) (Kendellen 52′), Hodnett, Coombes.

Glasgow Warriors: Smith (Jordan 27′-37′ – HIA); Forbes, McDowall (C), Johnson, Dobie; Miotti (Samuel 77′), Price (Horne 57′); McBeth (Dell 57′), Brown (Matthews 46′), Fagerson (Sordoni 65′); du Preez (Bean 57′), Cummings; Fagerson (Jordan 77′), Darge, Vailanu (T Gordon 65′).

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