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September 07, 2018

Glasgow Warriors 25 - 10 Munster

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Scotstoun on Friday September 7th 2018 | No comments

Adam Hastings ran the show for Warriors
Glasgow Warriors made it two wins from two PRO14 matches as a first-half blitz saw off Munster 25-10 at Scotstoun.

The Warriors raced to a 22-0 lead at half-time as Callum Gibbins, Stuart Hogg and Adam Ashe all crossed the line in a dominant display, with Hogg converting two and kicking a penalty to finish the game with 12 points, while Peter Horne was also on target.

Having gone into the break well behind, Munster were much-improved in the second half but were limited to a try by Rhys Marshall and the conversion, plus a penalty, from Joey Carberry.

A Stuart Hogg penalty killed off Munster's hopes of a bonus point and Warriors looked like they had grabbed their own try bonus only for the score to be ruled out by Ben Whitehouse.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie told BBC Radio Scotland: "First half was excellent. We hung onto the ball, built a lot of pressure and benefited from that on the scoreboard.

"A bit frustrating we didn't hang onto enough ball second-half, but to Munster's credit they kept coming and barring one incident, we barred up really well defensively.

"I was really happy with our defensive attitude, it's a big shift from last week. Our discipline was much better. We had a better effort getting bodies on bodies and getting a bit more dominant in the tackle.

"We don't need to be perfect yet. The key for us is to be at our best at the end of the season. Munster were pretty clinical last week but we defended really well and nullified their key strengths.

"Again, the big men set the platform for us. For some reason, we get criticised a bit around our set-piece. But as we showed again this week, a dominant scrum and an excellent line-out maul which netted us a few points."

Glasgow Warriors fly-half Adam Hastings said: "It was really good fun, lots of space out wide and in around the ruck as well. The whole game, the forwards stepped up amazingly and made our backs' job a lot easier.

"George Horne and I bounce off each other pretty well. He's a flair little player and I like to have a go as well. At times we can run ourselves into trouble but we're getting better and better each game.

"Dave Rennie is a firm believer in, if it's on, it's on. Go with it and back yourself - don't hesitate. Last week we maybe hesitated a bit whereas tonight you saw a group of boys making really good decisions."

Referee Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Attendance 7,351
Man of the Match Adam Hastings
Oli Kebble
Fraser Brown
Zander Fagerson
Robert Harley
Jonny Gray
Ryan Wilson
Callum Gibbins
Adam Ashe
George Horne
Adam Hastings
DTH van der Merwe
Peter Horne
Nick Grigg
Tommy Seymour
Stuart Hogg
George Turner
Jamie Bhatti
D'arcy Rae
Scott Cummings
Matt Fagerson
Ali Price
Alex Dunbar
Nikola Matawalu
Match Substitutions
Off On
Oli Kebble Jamie Bhatti
Off On
Zander Fagerson D'arcy Rae
Off On
Fraser Brown George Turner
Off On
George Horne Ali Price
Off On
Adam Hastings Alex Dunbar
Off On
Ryan Wilson Matt Fagerson
Off On
Adam Ashe Scott Cummings
Off On
Stuart Hogg Nikola Matawalu
Peter Horne Penalty
Callum Gibbins Try 
Stuart Hogg Try 
Stuart Hogg Conversion
Adam Ashe Try 
Stuart Hogg Conversion
Stuart Hogg Penalty