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All You Need To Know | Glasgow Warriors v Munster

6th September 2018 By The Editor

Rory Scannell in action away to Glasgow last season.

Rory Scannell in action away to Glasgow last season.

Munster travel to face Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Friday night in round two of the Guinness PRO14 (7.35pm, live on eir Sport – coverage begins at 7pm).

Both sides go into the game having recorded bonus-point wins on the opening weekend.

Munster were 38-0 winners over the Cheetahs in Thomond Park and Glasgow pulled off an impressive result in Galway with Stuart Hogg’s late drop-goal clinching a 27-26 win over Connacht.

Home Advantage

Glasgow are formidable at home having won all fixtures last year in the regular season at Scotstoun failing just once to collect a try-scoring Bonus Point.

Head Coach Dave Rennie has named a very strong side for Friday’s clash with just two changes to the team that won at Connacht. The inclusion of Fraser Brown and Adam Ashe in the starting pack are the only alterations to the starting XV from last weekend’s bonus-point win in Galway, Ashe came off the bench at the Sportsground to score what proved to be the match-winning try.

Johann van Graan has made just once change to the Munster team that defeated Cheetahs last time out with full details here.

Team Line-Ups

Glasgow Warriors: Stuart Hogg; Tommy Seymour, Nick Grigg, Peter Horne, DTH van der Merwe; Adam Hastings, George Horne; Oli Kebble, Fraser Brown, Zander Fagerson; Rob Harley, Jonny Gray; Ryan Wilson (CC), Callum Gibbins (CC), Adam Ashe.

Replacements: George Turner, Jamie Bhatti, D’Arcy Rae, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Ali Price, Alex Dunbar, Niko Matawalu.

Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Neil Cronin; Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Dave O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Donnell, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne, Duncan Williams, Joey Carbery, Jaco Taute.

Overall Guinness PRO14 head to head record

Played 32, Warriors won 12, Munster won 19 with 1 game drawn.

Did you know?

  • The Warriors have won their opening two fixtures in each of the last two seasons.
  • Glasgow have not been defeated at Scotstoun in the PRO14 regular season since Edinburgh were the visitors in May 2017.
  • Munster beat Cheetahs 38-0 in Limerick last weekend – the first time they held an opponent scoreless in the Guinness PRO14 since Ospreys visited Cork in November 2016.
  • The Munstermen have won their last two regular season away games in the PRO14, both in South Africa, against Kings and Cheetahs.
  • The Irishmen lost on both of their visits to Scotland last season.
  • Munster’s only defeat in their last six fixtures with Glasgow in all competitions was 37-10 at Scotstoun in round 4 of the PRO14 last season.

Match Officials

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Assistant Referees: Dan Jones (WRU), Sam Grove-White (SRU)

Citing Commissioner: Paul Thomas (WRU)

TMO: Neil Paterson (SRU)

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