Munster v Glasgow Warriors - Road to semi-final

Munster v Glasgow Warriors - Road to semi-final

Munster overcame Ospreys at Thomond Park and will again be at home in the last four when they face the Warriors, who edged out the Stormers at Scotstoun.

The game will take place on Saturday June 15.

Here is all you need to know about the semi-finalists.

Munster (1) v Glasgow Warriors (4)

When: Saturday June 15

Where: Thomond Park, Ireland

Time: 1800 (UK & IRE); 1900 (SA)

Referee: Andrea Piardi

AR 1: Federico Vedovelli; AR 2: Gianluca Gnecchi; TMO: Matteo Liperini

TV: TG4, SuperSport, Premier Sports,

Did you know?

  • Munster have won their last 10 URC matches since Connacht beat them in Galway on New Year's Day - their best run since 2011.
  • Munster have played in 12 previous URC semi-finals, winning six and losing six. However, they have been successful in all four played at Thomond Park.
  • Munster’s only defeat in Limerick in the URC this season was to Leinster on St Stephen’s Day.
  • Glasgow have played in nine previous URC semi-finals, winning three.
  • The Warriors have lost all five semi-finals they have played away from home.
  • Glasgow won on their most recent visit to Thomond Park (38-26 in March 2023) - their first victory at the venue since 2014.

URC record 2023/24: Munster (W13 D1 L4 = 68 points); Glasgow (W13 D0 L5 = 65 points)

Form guide: Munster (WWWWWW); Glasgow (WWLLWW)

Top try scorer: Munster (Shane Daly and Tom Ahern - 6); Glasgow (Johnny Matthews - 14)

Top points scorer: Munster (Jack Crowley - 110); Glasgow (George Horne - 76)

Munster's route to the semi-finals

Round 1: Munster 34-21 Hollywoodbets Sharks

Tries from Edwin Edogbo, Diarmuid Barron, Antoine Frisch, Andrew Conway and Ethan Coughlan helped Munster make a successful start to their title defence with a bonus-point win.

Round 2: Benetton 13-13 Munster

Tom Ahern’s last-gasp try rescued a draw for Munster as they fought back from 13-3 down. Joey Carbery’s conversion followed two penalties.

Round 3: Munster 45-14 Dragons

Another strong performance at home as Brian Gleeson scored his first senior try in Munster’s seven-try triumph at Musgrave Park.

Round 4: Ulster 21-14 Munster

Craig Casey scored two tries in the first half, with Jack Crowley converting both, but Munster suffered a first loss of the season having led 14-3 at one stage.

Round 5: Munster 10-3 DHL Stormers

In a repeat of last season’s final, Academy lock Edwin Edogbo's second try in five starts steered Munster to a hard-earned win at a rain-soaked Thomond Park.

Round 6: Leinster 21-16 Munster

Despite taking an early lead at the Aviva Stadium through Casey, Munster suffered a second successive away defeat, Crowley kicking the rest of the points.

Round 7: Munster 40-29 Glasgow Warriors

Munster turned in an electric attacking performance at Musgrave Park, running in six tries and bagging their bonus point inside 36 minutes.

Round 8: Munster 3-9 Leinster

A third Irish Shield loss in a row for Munster, Crowley’s penalty the only thing to show from their festive loss in front of a 25,600-strong capacity crowd at a wet and windy Thomond Park.

Round 9: Connacht 22-9 Munster

Back-to-back derby defeats for Munster, with Tony Butler kicking three penalties in the unrelenting rain which made for a dour New Year’s Day contest at Dexcom Stadium.

Round 10: Scarlets 7-42 Munster

Carbery converted all six tries, two scored from Gavin Coombes, as Munster returned to winning ways in bonus-point style in Llanelli.

Round 11: Munster 45-29 Zebre Parma

Academy talent Ruadhan Quinn scored his first senior tries for Munster, who moved back into play-off territory on the back of five first-half touchdowns at Virgin Media Park.

Round 12: Ospreys 17-27 Munster

A third victory in a row for Graham Rowntree’s side as Sean O’Brien scored two tries, with Shane Daly and RG Snyman also going over.

Round 13: Munster 20-15 Cardiff

Crowley scored a second-half try and kicked the clinching 74th-minute penalty to finish with 15 points to help Munster maintain their winning run.

Round 14: Vodacom Bulls 22-27 Munster

Munster posted a statement victory in their quest for back-to-back titles, coming from 22-17 down to prevail following Johan Goosen’s dismissal for the Bulls.

Round 15: Emirates Lions 13-33 Munster

Munster became the first European team to win in Johannesburg in the URC this season, completing a successful two-match tour of South Africa having also dispatched Bulls.

Round 16: Munster 47-12 Connacht

Seven different players went over for tries as Munster cruised to a derby victory as Crowley and Carbery also kicked three conversions each.

Round 17: Edinburgh 26-29 Munster

A top-four finish, and a home quarter-final, was secured having fought back from 16-5 down at one point, Frisch with two of their four tries.

Round 18: Munster 29-24 Ulster

Having twice trailed by 10 points, Munster finished the regular season top of the pile after scoring three second-half tries in a hard-fought Irish derby.

Quarter-final: Munster 23-7 Ospreys

Crowley kicked 13 points as Munster earned a home semi-final. Simon Zebo and Niall Scannell crossed for tries as the Irish side made it 10 wins in a row.

Glasgow Warriors' route to the semi-finals

Round 1: Glasgow 43-25 Leinster

Glasgow made a flying start to the campaign, with Scotland centre Huw Jones among the scorers as they posted seven tries.

Round 2: Connacht 34-26 Glasgow

It was back to earth with a bump in Galway as Connacht punished Glasgow's poor discipline after the visitors matched them 3-3 on tries.

Round 3: Glasgow 20-9 DHL Stormers

Glasgow hooker Johnny Matthews scored two tries as the Stormers were kept in check, although the visitors did not help their cause by having two players yellow-carded.

Round 4: Ospreys 23-31 Glasgow

Glasgow's trip to Swansea harvested a bonus-point return with Matthews collecting his second try double of the season.

Round 5: Glasgow 26-12 Benetton

George Horne played a key role in Glasgow's victory over Italian side Benetton, scoring a try and kicking three conversions.

Round 6: Glasgow 33-20 Ulster

Matthews was star of the show again, scoring two tries as Glasgow collected another bonus-point win and made it four wins in succession.

Round 7: Munster 40-29 Glasgow

That unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt against the champions, who ran in six tries. Matthews and Rory Darge pounced for two of Glasgow's four touchdowns.

Round 8: Glasgow 22-10 Edinburgh

Glasgow had too much for their fierce rivals, with Kyle Rowe, Ally Miller and Matthews crossing Edinburgh's line during an impressive success.

Round 9: Edinburgh 19-14 Glasgow

It was a tight and tense affair at Murrayfield but despite tries from Stafford McDowall and Matthews, the Warriors were repelled.

Round 10: Glasgow 40-7 Dragons

Glasgow never looked back after posting two tries in the first three minutes against their Welsh opponents and there was a double for McDowall.

Round 11: Benetton 9-19 Glasgow

Glasgow outscored Benetton 3-0 on tries as they safely negotiated a serious test in northern Italy against opponents with play-off ambitions.

Round 12: Glasgow 17-13 Cardiff

Cardiff proved infinitely tougher Welsh opposition than the Dragons and a keenly-contested affair was shaded for Glasgow for tries from Max Williamson and Lucio Sordoni.

Round 13: Scarlets 3-45 Glasgow

Glasgow cut loose in Llanelli as Rowe led the way by scoring three of his team's six tries against a Scarlets side lacking form and confidence.

Round 14: Glasgow 21-10 Hollywoodbets Sharks

Horne, Williamson and Kyle Steyn were on the scoresheet as Glasgow maintained their push for a top-four finish by seeing off dogged opponents.

Round 15: Zebre Parma 29-40 Glasgow

Another trip to Italy proved more comfortable than the Benetton encounter with Gregor Hiddleston and Steyn among the scorers at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.

Round 16: Vodacom Bulls 40-34 Glasgow

A thrilling encounter in Pretoria saw Glasgow finish strongly and score second-half tries from Steyn, Sebastian Cancelliere and Duncan Weir which ensured two losing bonus-points.

Round 17: Emirates Lions 44-21 Glasgow

It was a game to forget for Glasgow in Johannesburg, with the Lions cruising to victory by scoring six tries as the visitors never threatened.

Round 18: Glasgow 36-26 Zebre Parma

Glasgow's latest bonus-point win was never seriously in doubt as they dominated throughout and Matthews scored another two tries.

Quarter-final: Glasgow 27-10 DHL Stormers

Having worked hard to secure home advantage, Glasgow made it count as they powered home, with Cancelliere, Henco Venter and Ross Thompson scoring tries.

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