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Summary

  1. Glasgow reach second Pro12 final
  2. Ulster miss out on second final in three years
  3. Finn Russell conversion wins it for Glasgow
  4. DTH van der Merwe scores late try

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

Thanks for your company this evening as Glasgow managed to defeat Ulster despite being outplayed for 70 minutes. Join us again tomorrow when it is back to round ball business with three games in the Scottish Premiership, but the big one is at Easter Road, where Hibernian entertain Rangers in the second leg of their play-off semi-final.

Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

So it is Glasgow who await the winners of tomorrow's second semi-final between Muster and Ospreys in Ireland. There were a few walking wounded coming off the pitch at Scotstoun. They will be thankful for the extra day's rest come next Saturday's final in Belfast.

Tom English

BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

"Ulster were excellent, but they should have known that Glasgow are never done and Ulster didn't close it out."

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend on BBC Radio Scotland

"We made too many errors and Ulster played well.

"But the character took us through and they found a way to win.

"What an impact from DTH van der Merwe.

"He cares so much about this club and it was great to see him get that try."

DTH van der Merwe (left) celebrates his winning try
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DTH van der Merwe (left) scored what proved to be the winning try for Glasgow

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Glasgow Warriors wing DTH van der Merwe on BBC Radio Scotland

"That try was a team try and I was lucky to be on the end of it.

"It was great pass from Finn.

"I am definitely going to miss this place, but there are guys waiting on the wings to come in and there are great things to come from this club."

Glasgow Warriors fly-half Finn Russell on BBC Radio Scotland

"I was biting my nails on the pitch. I didn't have any nails left at that kick.

"What a tough game. For DTH to come back from his injury to win the game, unbelievable.

"All credit to the boys and the crowd. They won it for us, not that kick.

"Whoever we get, we will have to be at our best."

Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Henry Pyrgos on BBC Radio Scotland

"It was one of those games. We struggled in the set-piece.

"But that is the character of the team.

"We got our chance, their defence was unbelievable, and what a kick by Finn.

"Ulster are a top side and put us under a lot of pressure. However, we managed to score and got the win.

"We are excited to be there in the final and we'll give everything we've got."

Andy Burke

BBC Scotland

"Glasgow were way off their best tonight, but they held firm in defence and, when their chance came late in the game, they had the composure to make it count. Another famous night for the Warriors. One more massive effort required to secure a first Pro12 final victory."

Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

Ulster will wonder how they lost that match. Glasgow looked all at sea for much of it until that late sucker punch thanks to DTH van der Merwe's try.

Full-time

Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

Ulster's desperate attempt to save the game ends deep in their own half as they lose possession in a breathtaking finish.

Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

Stuart Hogg's kick screws wide of the far post and gives Ulster another chance and time to save the game.

Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

Glasgow win a penalty as Ulster come into the side at a ruck and it is another chance for Stuart Hogg to be a home hero.

Andy Burke

BBC Scotland

"Glasgow desperately needed a moment of brilliance to save themselves and Finn Russell has just provided two. His pass to van der Merwe took three defenders out the game, and his touchline conversion was top class."

Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

Glasgow pinch a line-out at last, with Josh Strauss grabbing the ball desperately to retain possession.

Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

Not content with that conversion, Finn Russell launches a superb kick to touch deep into the Ulster half.

Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster (Finn Russell)

A superb kick from Finn Russell whistles through the post from wide near the touchline and could signal defeat for Ulster if they cannot respond within the final three minutes.

Try

Glasgow Warriors 14-14 Ulster (DTH van der Merwe)

Warriors batter at the Ulster defence, stretching them from one side to another before a superb long pass from Finn Russell's pass takes out three defenders for DTH van der Merwe to touch down in the corner.

Glasgow Warriors 9-14 Ulster

Glasgow at last apply some pressure and are within five metres of the Ulster try line.

Glasgow Warriors 9-14 Ulster

Ulster are looking comfortable and Glasgow are struggling with their handling - and maybe their nerves as we are into the final 10 minutes.

Penalty

Glasgow Warriors 9-14 Ulster (Ruan Pienaar)

Ruan Pienaar launches a massive kick from 50 metres that just creeps over the bar to extend Ulster's lead. Great kick under pressure.

Glasgow Warriors 9-11 Ulster

Ulster respond immediately and are deep in Glasgow's half of the field and, just as they look to be on the front foot, Ulster are given a penalty just inside the home side's half.

Andy Burke

BBC Scotland

"The lineout has been malfunctioning for Glasgow all evening and it's a major reason why they have struggled to establish any sustained territory in the Ulster half."

Penalty

Glasgow Warriors 9-11 Ulster (Finn Russell)

Finn Russell makes no mistake with his kick and Warriors now have 20 minutes to turn the game around or Ulster are heading into the final.

Glasgow Warriors 6-11 Ulster

Glasgow squander a chance with a line-out as Pat McArthur's throw is gathered by Ulster, but Glasgow win a penalty in front of the posts.

Glasgow Warriors 6-11 Ulster

The ruling is that there was no obstruction, so the result is a scrum for Glasgow five metres out.

Glasgow Warriors 6-11 Ulster

Glasgow's Niko Matawalu is impeded as he chases the ball down after kicking ahead on the wing. Ruan Pienaar touches down behind his own posts and we await the TMO's decision.

Penalty

Glasgow Warriors 6-11 Ulster (Ruan Pienaar)

Ruan Pienaar slots a fine kick between the posts to give Ulster a crucial, five-point cushion.

Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

Ulster win a penalty as they wheel a scrum after putting pressure on the Glasgow pack.

Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

Mike Cusack replaces Rossouw de Klerk, which means Glasgow have a completely different front-row.

Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

Warriors are thankful for the swift backtracking by Niko Matawalu after a poor piece of mishandling by Leone Nakarawa leads to a punt long into the home half of the field.

Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

The game is held up for a few injuries and a bit of a welcome rest for the players in a frantic and breathless second half with lots of miss-handling. The nerves are even affecting the world-class Ruan Pienaar, who kicks straight into touch.

Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

Gordon Reid comes on to replace Ryan Grant, who is clutching his shoulder, at loosehead for Glasgow.

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The BBC Sport Scotland text on 80295 is awash with complaints about Irish referee George Clancy always being biased against Scottish teams. However, BBC Scotland's Tom English thinks the official has just made honest mistakes.

Kick-off

Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

Glasgow kick off with Ryan Wilson on at half time for Chris Fusaro, with Tommy Seymour is back after that injury.

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Niko Matawalu is held up by a clutch of Ulster bodies
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The normally creative Niko Matawalu has rarely been seen as an attacking force for Glasgow

Tom English

BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

"The only positive for Glasgow is they are only two points down and that could be significant. It is like a carbon copy of last weekend, the same try scorer, the same Ulster dominance and they haven't established a significant lead. Glasgow will take comfort from that, but they have to start playing."

Half-time

Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster