All You Need To Know | Glasgow Warriors v Munster
20th November 2020 By The Editor
Munster face Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun this weekend in the Guinness PRO14 as Johann van Graan’s side look to continue their strong start to the season that has seen the province win all five opening fixtures.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Monday, November 23, 8.15pm
Live on eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 1, Super Sport Rugby, ESPN+ (USA) & pro14.tv.
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With an 8.15pm kick-off, Munster will fly to and from Glasgow on the same day. The province have had a one-day turnaround for two away fixtures in recent seasons (a 10-9 victory over Edinburgh at Myreside in 2017 and a 27-24 defeat to Glasgow in Kilmarnock in 2016).
Remarkably, Munster and Glasgow have not met since the memorable 2018 clash between the sides when Rory Scannell kicked a last-minute penalty to secure a dramatic victory at Thomond Park.
Unbeaten Munster make the trip to Scotstoun full of confidence having won each of their opening five fixtures, which represents their best start to a campaign since 2008.
Danny Wilson’s Warriors will be confident that they can secure the victory having had the chance to rest-up last weekend after their game against Dragons was postponed. News of that postponement was confirmed two weeks ago with Warriors using the opportunity to fully focus on Monday night’s fixture.
A very difficult run of fixtures for Warriors has seen them fall to away losses against Connacht, Ospreys and Ulster with Leinster securing a hard-fought win in Glasgow.
They have beaten Scarlets however and will be hoping to use the clash with Munster as a springboard to kick-start their season.
Scotstoun has proven a great fortress for Glasgow down through the years but Munster have secured three victories at the ground with Monday Night Rugby set to deliver another cracking encounter.
Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Rory Scannell, Damian de Allende, Matt Gallagher; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Sullivan, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Josh Wycherley, Keynan Knox, Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, Nick McCarthy, JJ Hanrahan, Dan Goggin.
Glasgow Warriors: Glenn Bryce; Tommy Seymour, Nick Grigg, Robbie Fergusson, Robbie Nairn; Pete Horne, Sean Kennedy; Aki Seiuli, Grant Stewart, Enrique Pieretto; Lewis Bean, Rob Harley; Ryan Wilson (C), Tom Gordon, TJ Ioane.
Replacements: Johnny Matthews, Alex Allan, D’arcy Rae, Hamish Bain, Fotu Lokotui, Caleb Korteweg, Brandon Thomson, Niko Matawalu.
Referee: Adam Jones (WRU, 5th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Ben Blain, Fin Brown (both SRU)
TMO: Sam Grove-White (SRU)