Munster vs Glasgow Warriors, Sat, 22/10/2016 - 13:00

Munster
38 - 17
Full time
Glasgow Warriors
Saturday, 22 October, 2016 - 13:00 | Thomond Park

Glasgow Warriors traveled to Limerick to play Munster in a Champions Cup match on a day filled with emotion, as the home side played their first game since the sudden passing of their head coach Anthony Foley.

Thomond Park fell quiet before kick-off for a minute's silence, but as soon as the action got underway it was the home side who took the initiative.

Tyler Bleyendaal went through a gap and wriggled over for the opening score, which he then converted to send a packed stadium into raptures.

The tempo, and the noise level that greeted it, didn't let up. Russell made it 7-3 with the boot, but four minutes later, Jaco Taute scored Munster's second. It came despite Munster losing their own line-out ball. Bleyendaal's conversion made it 14-3.

An air of utter surreality entered the occasion after 19 minutes when Keith Earls was red cared for a tip-tackle on Fraser Brown.

Soon after Munster struck for their third try. Niall Scannell set the wheels in motion when stepping around Henry Pyrgos and when the ball went wide, Simon Zebo took Stuart Hogg's tackle but just managed to get the ball down. Bleyendaal's conversion was good.

Early in the second-half Munster were awarded a penalty try, which Bleyendaal converted to make it 31-3 to the hosts.

Pat McArthur dived over for a Glasgow try 15 minutes from the end, then Mark Bennett went through minutes later, which brought the score back to 31-17.

Scannell then scored a fifth Munster try to seal an impressive win for the men from Limerick at the end of an emotional day for everyone connected to the club.

Team lineups

Munster
Glasgow Warriors

Backs

15 Simon Zebo
14 Darren Sweetnam
13 Jaco Taute
12 Rory Scannell
11 Keith Earls
10 Tyler Bleyendaal
9 Conor Murray

Backs

Forwards

1 Dave Kilcoyne
2 Niall Scannell
3 John Ryan
4 Donnacha Ryan
5 Billy Holland
6 Peter O'Mahony
7 Tommy O'Donnell
24 CJ Stander

Substitutes

16 Duncan Casey
17 Brian Scott
18 Stephen Archer
19 Robin Copeland
20 Jack O'Donoghue
21 Duncan Williams
22 Ian Keatley
23 Ronan O'Mahony

Substitutes

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Attendance: 
25 000
Man of the match: 
Tyler Bleyendaal

European Rugby Champions Cup 2016/17 table

PosTeamPWLDPts
1Munster541020
2Glasgow Warriors743019
3Leicester Tigers62408
4Saracens 11005
5Racing 9251405

European Rugby Champions Cup 2016/17 latest results

Saracens 38 v 13 Glasgow Warriors
Leicester Tigers 0 v 43 Glasgow Warriors
Racing 92 7 v 32 Munster
Racing 92 34 v 3 Leicester Tigers
Glasgow Warriors 12 v 14 Munster