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February 28, 2015

Munster 22 - 10 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Irish Independent Park on Saturday February 28th 2015 | No comments

Rossouw de Klerk went over for Glasgow's try
Glasgow Warriors went down to a 22-10 defeat at the hands of Munster in Cork this evening.

The four-try bonus means the Irishmen go top of the PRO12 with Warriors sitting in second place.

Glasgow's points came from a try by Rossouw de Klerk with Connor Braid adding the conversion and a penalty.

The Glasgow side had a distinctly makeshift look but can't be faulted for the effort they put in and could even have snatched a bonus point in the closing minutes but Lee Jones was denied by the television official.

Munster enjoyed the bulk of possession in the opening quarter but the Warriors held out strongly to prevent the home side from scoring until the 28th minute.

Ian Keatley managed to skip through the Glasgow defence and pass out to Jack O'Donoghue who broke the tackle and crashed over for the first try of the game.

After more sustained pressure on the Warriors line, Munster hammered the defence until it finally broke and Eusebio Guinazu flew over the line to give his side a 12-0 lead at half time.

It was Glasgow who claimed the first points in the second half with a penalty for Connor Braid on 52 minutes - he had missed his first attempt at goal just a minute earlier.

Soon after the Warriors were in for their first try when Rossouw de Klerk caught the ball on a brilliant line and he strode passed the defence to score under the posts.

However, Munster replied just minutes later when Ian Keatley kicked the ball through and Keith Earls gathered the ball on the bounce to score.

CJ Stander claimed the fourth and bonus point try when he was forced over in the maul from the Munster line-out.

Glasgow thought they had scored on 75 minutes courtesy of Lee Jones but it was disallowed by the Irish TMO, as he deemed the winger's foot in touch before the ball was grounded.


Referee Nigel Owens (Wales)
Attendance
Team
1
Alex Allan
2
Pat MacArthur
3
Rossouw de Klerk
4
James Eddie
5
Alastair Kellock
6
Adam Ashe
7
Will Bordill
8
Josh Strauss
9
Murray McConnell
10
Connor Braid
11
DTH van der Merwe
12
Fraser Lyle
13
Richie Vernon
14
Nikola Matawalu
15
Peter Murchie
Sub
Dougie Hall
Sub
Jerry Yanuyanutawa
Sub
D'arcy Rae
Sub
Alex Toolis
Sub
Tommy Spinks
Sub
Glenn Bryce
Sub
Lee Jones
Sub
Rory Hughes
Match Substitutions
Off On
Pat MacArthur Dougie Hall
Off On
Murray McConnell Lee Jones
Off On
Josh Strauss Tommy Spinks
Off On
Peter Murchie Glenn Bryce
Off On
James Eddie Alex Toolis
Off On
Rossouw de Klerk D'arcy Rae
Off On
Alex Allan Jerry Yanuyanutawa
Off On
Adam Ashe Rory Hughes