Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell praises Glasgow ahead of URC clash

Tommy O'Donnell Munster
O'Donnell played 187 games for Munster and returned to the side in August in a coaching capacity. Photo by Munster Rugby/@Munsterrugby on Twitter.

The Elite Player Development Officer praised Saturday night’s opposition ahead of Munster’s final home game of the URC regular season

By Siadbh Redmond

Munster will play their last home game of the United Rugby Championship regular season this Saturday as they face Glasgow Warriors in Thomond Park.

This will be the first time Munster have hosted the Scottish side since 2018, where they won with a last-minute penalty from Rory Scannell.

The Stags are coming into this URC clash off the back of five game wins in a row, with the majority of them being bonus point finishes.

Limerick Voice spoke to Elite Player Development Officer, Tommy O’Donnell about his thoughts ahead of this crucial game against Glasgow.

“Glasgow are playing some really good rugby, doing some great things around their forward pack so they are never easily beat,” the former flanker exclaimed.

The visiting team have only lost once in any competition since November and are ahead of Munster in the table, who sit one place behind them.

This is a vital clash for both sides as they race for a spot in the play-offs of the competition.

Munster face an uphill battle if they lose to Glasgow as then they have to travel to South Africa twice for the next round of the Champions Cup and again to play the final two games of the URC against Stormers.

“Now that the Six Nations are finished and we are playing the fourth team in the table, it’s going to be very tough.”

The Munster squad will be missing the experience of Grand Slam winners Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray but have gained Tom Ahern and Mike Haley back from injury.

This will be one of the team’s most important games this season and it kicks off at 5:15pm on Saturday, March 25.

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