Munster put their unbeaten record on the line on Scottish soil for the second time in three weeks as they face up to a Glasgow Warriors side certain to be looking to maintain their good home record while at the same time getting their show back on the road.
Glasgow opened with that good win against Leinster but then lost in Rodney Parade and then as thhey see it, tripped up badly against Connacht last time out. But their home record against Munster in recent times is something that will send them into this game in confident mode with Ali Kellock especially glad it seems about his side's opponents this evening.
Speaking to Kevin Ferrie in the Hereald today he says, “It’s a good thing it’s Munster. We do well against them at Firhill and I really hope we step up our performance this week because we’ll have to because they’re a better, more consistent team than Connacht, so for us to get the win we’ll have to be far better than we were.”
Munster who travelled over yesterday were forced to made some adjustments to their squad when Mike Sherry and John Hayes pulled out to be replaced by Sean Henry and Darragh Hurley on the bench.
They welcome back David Wallace and Lifeimi Mafi for their first Magners games of the season, although Mafi did have a run in the A game against Ulster when he scored a try.
Glasgow Warriors: B Stortoni; D van der Merwe, M Evans, G Morrison, F Aramburu; D Weir, C Gregor; J Welsh, F Thomson, M Low, T Ryder, R Gray, Harley, J Barclay (capt), R Vernon. Replacements (from): D Hall, E Kalman, Kevin Tkachuk, Aly Muldowney, R Wilson, C Forrester, H Pyrgos, R Jackson, R Dewey, P Murchie.
Munster: P Warwick; D Howlett, L Mafi, S Tuitupou, J Murphy; R O’Gara, T O’Leary; M Horan, D Varley, T Buckley; D O’Callaghan, D Ryan; D Wallace, N Ronan, D Leamy (capt). Replacements: S Henry, W du Preez, Darragh Hurley, M O’Driscoll, J Coughlan, P Stringer, S Deasy, D Hurley.
Referee: C Damasco (FIR).