24 May, 14:58
With the latest signings announced earlier today Academy Manager Peter Malone gives his thoughts on the newest members to join the Munster Rugby Academy.
Glasgow Warriors gave a better acccount of themselves in Ravenhill than perhaps the 28-14 final scoreline suggests with their coach Sean Lineen more than pleased with his young charge's performance.
"Not many gave us a chance (in Ravenhill). But deep down the boys had a lot of belief. The way we've played, the way we've trained, a lot of youngsters. But ultimately an area that's usually a strength, our lineout, didn't function. To lose siix was disappointing. The boys are better than that. So we didn't really have that platform."
"We went in 11-15 down at half-time. The boys working hard. Some of the defence was outstanding. In the second half we got to 15-14 and we were there."
"And then just, a lit bit of composure ? And their senior guys came to the fore. And they played in the right areas. Then we gave away another silly intercept. So just a few little mistakes but looking at the bigger picture there were some really good performances."
Munster: J Murphy, D Howlett, D Hurley, S Zebo, T Gleeson, L Mafi, D Barnes, S Deasy, I Keatley, D Williams, P Stringer, M Horan, W du Preez, D Varley, M Sherry, D Fogarty, S Archer, J Hayes, BJ Botha, D Foley, M O'Driscoll, B Holland, P O'Mahony, T O'Donnell, N Ronan, J Coughlan.
(Not considered because of injury: Darragh Hurley (achillies), Troy Smith (knee), David Wallace (knee), Felix Jones (foot), Pete Borlase (hip), Ian Nagle (shoulder), T O'Leary (back) ).