Munster V Glasgow Warriors
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.