It was a low-scoring opening as a sole Jeremy Staunton penalty on 36 minutes, following a burst into the Glasgow '22 by full back Dominic Crotty, was the game's only score until centre Mike Mullins touched down close to the visitors' posts in first-half injury time. Staunton converted to give the home side a 10-0 interval lead but their ascendancy in possession had still not been hammered through on the scoreboard.
The second half continued in the same fashion with Munster on top in the forwards and they again pinned Glasgow back in their own territory. Three more Staunton penalties increased their advantage to 19-0 after 55 minutes before Glasgow's frustration led to a couple of yellow cards. At one stage the visitors were reduced to 13 players after Donnie MacFadyen and skipper Paul Dearlove were sent to the sin-bin for killing the ball in rucks. Munster took advantage by scoring a second try after 69 minutes. Lions flanker David Wallace finished off a fine move to score under the posts with Staunton easily adding the extra points for 26-0. Graeme Morrison and Stuart Moffat crossed for late Glasgow tries but they were little more than consolation efforts.
Final Score: Munster 26 Glasgow 10
Munster: Tries: David Wallace, Mike Mullins. Pens: Staunton (4). Cons: Staunton (2).
Glasgow: Tries: Graeme Morrison, Stuart Moffat.
15 Dominic Crotty 14 Martin McPhail 13 Mike Mullins 12 Jason Holland 11 Mossie Lawlor 10 Jeremy Staunton 9 Eoin Reddan 1 Simon Kerr 2 Andy Long 3 Frank Roche 4 Trevor Hogan 5 Stephen Keogh 6 Denis Leamy 7 David Wallace 8 Jim Williams capt
Replacements: Eugene McGovern James Blaney Donal Sheahan Colm McMahon Frank Murphy Conrad O'Sullivan Clem Casey.
15 Stuart Moffat 14 Jon Steel 13 Graeme Morrison 12 Sean Lamont 11 Rory Kerr 10 Daniel Parks 9 Kenny Sinclair 1 Matt Proudfoot 2 Simon Gunn 3 Lee Harrison 4 Andrew Hall 5 Joe Beardshaw 6 Roland Reid 8 Paul Dearlove (captain) 7 Donnie Macfadyen
Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson 17 Euan Murray 18 Nathan Ross 19 Rory McKay 20 Mark McMillan 21 Calvin Howarth 22 Alan Bulloch.