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October 27, 2018

Munster 25 - 24 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Thomond Park on Saturday October 27th 2018 | No comments

George Horne went over for two tries
Glasgow came agonisingly close to a win at Thomond Park but were denied by a last-gasp penalty by Munster's Rory Scannell.

Warriors leave Ireland with two points but will feel it should be the full five points after making such a positive contribution to an entertaining match.

George Horne scored two tries while his brother Peter got the bonus-point score for Warriors, who were without 11 of the 16 players named in the Scotland squad for the Autumn internationals.

Munster, who took the lead when James Cronin scored the opening try, had to dig deep to protect their unbeaten home record this season after they had slipped 24-10 down with 20 minutes remaining.

The Irish side countered with tries by Alex Wootton and Alby Matthewson before Scannell's 80th-minute kick.

Speaking after the game Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie said: "I'm really proud of the guys, they played a lot of good footy.

"We had a slow first 15 but scored some good tries and defended well for a big chunk of the game but it wasn't enough in the end.

"I thought we did enough to win the game but unfortunately we didn't, credit to Munster they kept coming back. We were one ruck away from winning it.

"We got our noses in front and it was about controlling the ball. Munster played pretty smartly, they took out our support players and isolated the ball carrier.

"It's a game of inches. Both sides can look back on key moments but they're a good side, they're tough to beat here and they showed us why."

Warriors now travel to Ospreys in a huge top of Conference A fixture.

The Welsh side sit in second place, just four points behind the Warriors but Rennie was adamant that should his side perform in Swansea like they did in Limerick they will come away with the result they deserve.

Referee Dan Jones (Wales)
Attendance
Team
1
Oli Kebble
2
Grant Stewart
3
D'arcy Rae
4
Robert Harley
5
Scott Cummings
6
Adam Ashe
7
Callum Gibbins
8
Matt Fagerson
9
George Horne
10
Peter Horne
11
Rory Hughes
12
Sam Johnson
13
Nick Grigg
14
Nikola Matawalu
15
Ruaridh Jackson
Sub
Kevin Bryce
Sub
Jamie Bhatti
Sub
Petrus du Plessis
Sub
Greg Peterson
Sub
Chris Fusaro
Sub
Nick Frisby
Sub
Brandon Thomson
Sub
Stafford McDowall