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Live Reporting

Colin Moffat

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  1. Post update

    I'll sign off now. What a performance from Glasgow Warriors, champions of the Pro12 for the first time.

    Gregor Townsend's men simply blew Munster away, running in four tries to one. The fans will have a party in Belfast but the players are coming back home because they couldn't find a hotel! Maybe they'll make it to Glasgow in time for last orders...

    Thanks for your company and enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

  2. Post update

    Glasgow skipper Al Kellock on BBC Radio Scotland

    "There will be plenty of time for reflection, right now I'm enjoying the moment. The work that has gone on off the park to get us to this place has to be mentioned."

    The big captain is drenched in champagne and very, very hoarse. What a way to sign off. Big Al will always be a Glasgow legend.

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  4. Post update

    Former Scotland captain Andy Nicol on BBC Two Scotland

    "It's quite emotional. It has been a long journey. The next generation know that they can stay in Scotland and win trophies and that is fantastic."

  5. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors' Duncan Weir celebrates with DTH van der Merwe at full time

    Glasgow Warriors' Duncan Weir celebrates with DTH van der Merwe at full time. The bottles of bubbly are flowing now.

  6. Post update

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland

    "What a performance. What an achievement. Glasgow have been steadily building towards this in recent years, but they had to prove they could make that final step, and they made it emphatically. If there is such a thing as winning the right way then this was it. Beautiful, inventive, attacking rugby. What a much-needed boost for Scottish rugby."

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    Fiona in Peebles: "Is it 20 years since the Toonie Flip? Gregor does it again - congratulations Glasgow!"


    The Glasgow players are getting their medals now, with everyone getting a big cheer. Here comes Al Kellock with the trophy and the fireworks and tickertape follow. What a moment for the big lock, who is retiring from the game...

  9. Post update

    Glasgow try-scorer DTH van der Merwe on BBC Two Scotland

    "It's an amazing feeling. The slogan goes 'People make Glasgow' and that's really true. I'll miss this place immensely. I've enjoyed every minute it. We have used 52 or 53 players across the season, that shows just how deep our squad is."

    And the Warriors will miss the powerful Canada winger. Big DTH ran in his 43rd try for Glasgow this evening.

  10. Post update

    Glasgow number eight Josh Strauss on BBC Radio Scotland

    "All the hard work has paid off. Munster are a brilliant team but we put in a great team effort. It's so tiring but so satisfying. The whole feeling is amazing."

  11. Post update

    Glasgow full-back Stuart Hogg on BBC Two Scotland

    "We targeted this at the start of the season. It's a great moment. We scored some fantastic tries early doors and shut Munster out. We have some players who are outstanding performers but it's a team game. There's no better feeling than putting on the Glasgow jersey."

  12. Post update

    Glasgow flanker Rob Harley on BBC Radio Scotland

    "To look around the ground, you'd think it was a home game. It's a huge moment for us. This was always our target and we've been building towards this all season. It's just an incredible feeling."

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    Munster 13-31 Glasgow

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland at Kingspan

    "They were intense and accurate, blowing a good Munster side away. This was an outstanding performance from Glasgow. In my opinion, this is the greatest moment for Scottish rugby in the professional age."

  15. Full-time

    Munster 13-31 Glasgow

    There's people on the pitch... It's not over yet, folks. Duncan Weir still needs to wallop the ball out of play. He duly obliges and the Glasgow contingent in Belfast go crazy! Pro12 champions and thoroughly deserved after a scintillating display.

  16. Replacement

    Munster 13-31 Glasgow

    Jerry Yanuyanutawa, the last of the Glasgow replacements, is on for the last few moments. I haven't time to say who's gone off after writing the Fijian's lengthy name out...

  17. Munster 13-31 Glasgow

    Sean Lamont is penalised for stopping a galloping Andrew Smith with his shoulder. He stays on the park for the last few minutes after a ticking off and Munster kick to touch near the corner.

  18. Munster 13-31 Glasgow

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland

    "The Warriors players have spoken in recent weeks about how they have played well in patches but were striving for an 80-minute performance. They've delivered just that when it mattered most. They haven't dropped the intensity for a single second. Munster have had their moments, but they've been well and truly outplayed."

  19. Munster 13-31 Glasgow

    Finn Russell spots a gap in the Irish defence and darts through to cross for Glasgow's fourth try

    Glasgow are coasting now, so have a look at Finn Russell darting through for their fourth try. Yes, fourth try. It's been a dominant display from Gregor Townsend men.

  20. Penalty

    Munster 13-31 Glasgow

    It's just not happening for Munster as a few fans start to leave the ground. Local neutrals surely? Duncan Weir pops over a penalty to extend Glasgow's lead.

  21. Replacement

    Munster 13-28 Glasgow

    Ryan Wilson limps off and the Ulster fans in the ground give substitute Niko Matawalu a good booing as he comes off the bench for his Glasgow farewell. They're unhappy about his theatrics after a high tackle in last week's semi-final.

  22. Munster 13-28 Glasgow

    Glasgow show no sign of letting up and the men in red look a little bewildered as we enter the final 10 minutes at Kingspan.

  23. Munster 13-28 Glasgow

    An even louder cheer from the Glasgow fans as Al Kellock's first act is to pinch the ball from a line-out. "Up like a 6ft, 8in ballet dancer," says BBC Radio Scotland commentator Bill Johnstone.

  24. Replacements

    Munster 13-28 Glasgow

    A huge roar from the Glasgow supporters at Kingspan as skipper Al Kellock comes on for his farewell appearance. Duncan Weir joins him, with Leone Nakarawa and Finn Russell getting a rest. Both contenders for man-of-the-match, I'd say.

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  26. Munster 13-28

    Munster bring on Jack O'Donoghue as we enter the 65th-minute of action. Billy Holland hobbles off.

  27. Munster 13-28 Glasgow

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland

    "In last year's final Gregor Townsend felt his players didn't handle the occasion and didn't do themselves justice as Leinster comfortably put them to the sword. The story couldn't be more different today. They've played with the attacking ambition that is their hallmark, they've not been afraid to take risks and they've got their reward with four tries. It's not over yet, but Warriors are so close now."

  28. Replacements

    Munster 13-28 Glasgow

    Chris Fusaro replaces Glasgow's first try-scorer Rob Harley and Fraser Brown comes on for Dougie Hall who has made his last appearance for the club.

    Full-back Stuart Hogg then makes way for Sean Lamont, with both men smiling from ear-to-ear.

  29. Converted try

    Munster 13-28 Glasgow (Russell)

    Patient probing from Glasgow pays off as scrum-half Henry Pyrgos changes direction nicely after a period of sustained pressure and slips a pass to Finn Russell, who darts in to touch down. The stand-off adds the extras.

  30. Replacement

    Munster 13-21 Glasgow

    Munster send on Ronan O'Mahony and JJ Hanrahan, with Ian Keatley and Simon Zebo making way.

  31. Munster 13-21 Glasgow

    Glasgow get something of a second wind as Finn Russell surges forward and causes consternation with another squirting kick. Peter Horne rips the ball from under an opponent but perhaps lacks composure in a tight spot and the team in red survive.

  32. Replacement

    Gregor Townsend makes a change to the Glasgow line-up, sending on prop Jon Welsh for Rossouw de Klerk.

  33. Munster 13-21 Glasgow

    Simon Zebo and Tommy Seymour are involved again as play rages to the other end of the park in the blink of an eye and this time it's a crucial tackle from the Glasgow winger.

  34. Munster 13-21 Glasgow

    Vintage Paul O'Connell as he steals a line-out but Glasgow quickly regain possession and Finn Russell darts through a big gap and kicks a squiggler towards winger Tommy Seymour, who manages to prod the ball on with his foot but Simon Zebo slides in to see the ball out of play in the scoring zone.

  35. Post update

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland

    "The scrum is becoming a real concern for Glasgow. Munster have the upper hand and if Warriors continue to fall foul of referee Nigel Owens near their own try-line, they could be looking at losing a man to the sin bin and/or conceding a penalty try."

  36. Penalty

    Munster 13-21 Glasgow

    Penalty to Munster as a wee dip from a man in red sends the Glasgow scrum down. Ian Keatley knocks over a simple kick.

  37. Post update

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland

    "That try-saving intervention by DTH van der Merwe could be just as important as his earlier try. The next score in this match will be absolutely crucial."

  38. Munster 10-21 Glasgow

    A big grunt from both sides and we'll get another scrummage. This is such a vital passage of play.

  39. Try review

    Munster 10-21 Glasgow

    Munster legend Paul O'Connell plunges over the line near the posts but he is held up by a cluster of blue and black shirts, with DTH van der Merwe the man under the ball. Scrum five for the Irish.

  40. Munster 10-21 Glasgow

    Here comes the Munster rolling maul but the ball is spilled near the posts. The Irish have a penalty and come again.

  41. Munster 10-21 Glasgow

    A kick from Peter Horne is too beefy and Munster have the put-in as the teams pack down for a scrum in the Glasgow half. The Warriors are penalised and the kick goes into touch.

  42. Kick-off

    Munster 10-21 Glasgow

    We're off again at Kingspan. Glasgow, who now have the wind at their backs, are in the driving seat for a maiden Pro12 title but Munster look like they mean business.

  43. Munster 10-21 Glasgow

    Henry Pyrgos runs behind the posts for Glasgow's third try of the first half.

    Here's a look at the third try for Glasgow, as Henry Pyrgos runs behind the posts following great work from Stuart Hogg.

  44. Post update

    Munster are still in this game but the team in red will know they need to get the next score once the second half gets up and running. Will Paul O'Connell be having a few words in the dressing room on what is almost certainly his last appearance for Munster?

  45. Post update

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland at Kingspan

    "Glasgow keep getting these offloads from (Leone) Nakarawa. It's just phenomenal to see."

  46. Munster 10-21 Glasgow

    DTH van der Merwe runs in Glasgow's second try in Belfast

    What a first 40 minutes from Gregor Townsend's men! Have a look at DTH van der Merwe running in Glasgow's second try in Belfast.

    I thought this might be a cagey affair but the Warriors have been in full flow and Munster have done well to hang in and stay in touch...

  47. Half-time

    Munster 10-21 Glasgow

    Simon Zebo is under pressure as he gathers in his own scoring zone but Munster are able to get the ball into touch and we can all catch a breath after an exhilarating first-half in Belfast.

  48. Converted try

    Munster 10-21 Glasgow (Smith)

    After a long, long wait, Nigel Owens raises an arm to indicate a touchdown for Andrew Smith. Ian Keatley knocks over an impressive conversion. A big score at a vital time for Munster.

  49. Try review

    Munster 3-21 Glasgow

    Andrew Smith thinks he has found a way through as he squirms into a chink in the Glasgow rearguard. Does the TMO agree? There's a whiff of knock-on in the build-up...

  50. Munster 3-21 Glasgow

    Munster really need something before the interval and they are giving it everything, with Glasgow repelling wave-after-wave of red shirts near the try-line.

  51. Converted try

    Munster 3-21 Glasgow

    A searing break from Stuart Hogg down the right channel and a pass to Henry Pyrgos, who is all alone and the scrum-half motors under the posts to plant Glasgow's third try in a breath-taking first-half. Another simple conversion for Finn Russell.

  52. Munster 3-14 Glasgow

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland at Kingspan

    "Leone Nakarawa strikes again. Another Glasgow try and another Nakarawa assist. This guy is a phenomenon. He brushes off one tackle and has two Munstermen hanging out of him but still gets the most perfect offload to DTH van der Merwe. Sensational start from Glasgow. They look so dangerous in attack."

  53. Converted try

    Munster 3-14 Glasgow (Van der Merwe)

    Another great offload from Leone Nakarawa, with three opponents hanging off him and DTH van der Merwe speeds down the left wing and is able to make it under the posts for his 43rd Glasgow try. The Warriors are going to miss this guy when he joins Scarlets in the summer! Finn Russell pops over the conversion.

  54. Penalty

    Munster 3-7 Munster (Keatley)

    Munster milk a penalty from a scrappy scrummage and Ian Keatley makes amends for his earlier sclaff by splitting the posts.

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  56. Munster 0-7 Glasgow

    Red shirts suddenly swarm forward as Keith Earls slaloms his way to within a metre of the line but Glasgow defend like lions and steal the ball back inches from the scoring zone.

  57. Try review

    Munster 0-7 Glasgow

    Big DTH is at it again for Glasgow, chasing after a dropping ball in the corner but in slides Keith Earls to bat the ball out of play. There's no way it's a score and it won't take the TMO long to get back to the referee.

  58. Post update

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland at Kingspan

    "Glasgow's intensity in the early minutes of this final is excellent, several notches up from last week against Ulster. The try had its origins in a Munster error at the line-out and how Strauss and Harley made them pay for it. A brick wall wouldn't have stopped them. Glasgow have to build on this lead to demoralise Munster."

  59. Munster 0-7 Glasgow

    Glasgow's Peter Horne blazes through the ranks of scarlet jerseys and off-loads to Leone Nakarawa, who makes a few yards at pace before throwing his pass straight out of play.

  60. Munster 0-7 Glasgow

    Glasgow fans

    The Glasgow fans in Belfast are enjoying a fantastic start from their team...

  61. Munster 0-7 Glasgow

    The big Canadian DTH van der Merwe makes a dash down the left wing and, perhaps inspired by Stuart Hogg's clever try against Ulster at Scotstoun in the final Pro12 game before the semi-final, attempts to dink it over full-back Felix Jones, who takes the full force of the ball in his face to halt the attack.

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  63. Munster 0-7 Glasgow

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland

    "Barnstorming run from Nakarawa and an unbelievable off-load to put Harley under the sticks. You can't train what the big Fijian offers. It's pure instinct."

  64. Converted try

    Munster 0-7 Glasgow (Harley)

    First blood to Glasgow! Fijian lock Leone Nakarawa is as slippery as an eel as he squirms through challenge after challenge, while holding the ball aloft in one of his dinner-plate mitts before handing off to Rob Harley to crash under the posts.

    Finn Russell adds the extras.

  65. Missed penalty

    Munster 0-0 Glasgow

    Keatley pulls his kick wide of the posts. And Glasgow are on the charge, with a rampaging DTH van der Merwe stopped in this tracks by a brilliant tap-tackle from Denis Hurley. The Munster skipper got a couple of fingers on the big Canada winger's studs...

  66. Munster 0-0 Glasgow

    DTH van der Merwe is penalised for going off his feet and Ian Keatley lines up a long-range penalty for Munster.

  67. Munster 0-0 Glasgow

    A good early marker for Glasgow as they rumble through the phases and the red shirts of Munster are scrambling before a penalty for not releasing relieves the pressure.

  68. Post update

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland

    "Paul O'Connell takes to the field in a Munster shirt for the last time, and he'll be desperate to bow out with a win. He is up against the man many consider to be his successor as the outstanding lock in European rugby - Glasgow's Jonny Gray.

    "The young buck memorably thundered through O'Connell's tackle and left the Irish captain on his backside when the sides met at Scotstoun in December. Their battle could be key."

  69. Kick-off

    A blast of the whistle from Welsh referee Nigel Owens and Munster get us started.

  70. Post update

    There is a sense that this Munster side is getting close to restoring the glory days, with a talented group coming of age together, while Glasgow are at the end of a chapter full of promise since so many players will be moving on in the summer.

    Kellock will be joined by Dougie Hall in retirement, while DTH van der Merwe, Niko Matawalu, Jon Welsh and Sean Maitland are moving on.

  71. Post update

    Gardener's World is just finishing on BBC Two Scotland, so the TV coverage is just moments away. You'll be able to watch online, using the 'coverage' tab at the top of the page.

  72. Post update

  73. Post update

    BJ Botha
  74. Post update

    How about previous meetings? Glasgow won 21-18 at Scotstoun in December. But Munster avenged that defeat with a 22-10 success in Cork in February.

  75. Post update

    Road to the Pro12 final

    Glasgow and Munster finished locked on points at the end of the 'regular season', with the Warriors top of the standings with 16 wins to 15.

    Both semi-finals were close affairs, with Glasgow coming from behind to snatch a 16-14 win over Ulster with a late converted try and Munster seeing off a spirited comeback from Ospreys to prevail 21-18.

  76. Post update

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland at Kingspan

    "Munster's maul is a thing of beauty. It's their chief weapon. Glasgow will need intensity and they need to get their hands on the ball early. If they allow Munster to dictate the tempo, they are asking for trouble."

  77. Post update

    CJ Stander
  78. Post update

    Henry Pyrgos
  79. Post update

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland at Kingspan

    "It's not a vintage Munster side but it's still a decent side. They don't have the street-smarts of the team of old but they can still get the job done. Glasgow have not started particularly well in their last three matches. You can say it's a good sign, winning when you're not playing well, but you don't want to keep testing that theory. At their best, Glasgow are a brilliant side."

  80. Post update

    Ryan Wilson must have been worried about his future at Glasgow when he was given a three-month ban without pay following his conviction for assault in late January. But he has made three appearances from the bench since the suspension ended and now has the opportunity to end a troubled season on a high note.

  81. Post update

    Captain Peter O'Mahony and scrum-half Conor Murray miss out for Munster after picking up injuries in last weekend's semi-final. But star winger Simon Zebo has been passed fit after concussion.

    Glasgow skipper Al Kellock's final outing at Scotstoun came to a premature end with a head knock in the semi-final but he is fit enough to be included among the replacements. Rob Harley and Ryan Wilson return to the back-row.


    Glasgow Warriors: Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Richie Vernon, Peter Horne, DTH van der Merwe, Finn Russell, Henry Pyrgos, Gordon Reid, Dougie Hall, Rossouw de Klerk, Leone Nakarawa, Jonny Gray, Rob Harley, Ryan Wilson, Josh Strauss (capt).

    Replacements: Fraser Brown, Jerry Yanuyanutawa, Jon Welsh, Al Kellock, Chris Fusaro, Niko Matawalu, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont.

    Munster: Felix Jones; Keith Earls, Andrew Smith, Denis Hurley (capt), Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Eusebio Guinazu, BJ Botha; Billy Holland, Paul O'Connell; Donnacha Ryan, Paddy Butler, CJ Stander.

    Replacements: Duncan Casey, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Sean Dougall, Jack O'Donoghue, Cathal Sheridan, JJ Hanrahan, Ronan O'Mahony.

  83. Post update

    Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I enjoy these moments. There will be a great atmosphere. The players take over now. It's up to them. The leaders take over on the pitch and we have a number of them."

  84. Post update

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland at Kingspan

    "Paul O'Connell's last game is a huge narrative for Munster and the same goes for Al Kellock and Glasgow."

  85. Post update

    Munster lock Paul O'Connell

    There are so many sub-plots to this game it's hard to know where to start.

    Glasgow skipper Al Kellock, on the bench today, is to call time on his career at full-time, while another towering lock, Paul O'Connell, is almost certainly making his farewell appearance for Munster. The 35-year-old Ireland captain is keeping tight-lipped about his future but has been heavily linked with a move to Toulon.

    As Tom English wrote yesterday, two warriors, but there can be only one winner.

  86. Post update

    Having lost in last year's grand finale, Glasgow are searching for their maiden victory, while Munster, twice champions of Europe, seek a fourth title.

  87. Post update

    Each team picked up 75 points over the season, there has been a home win apiece this term, both sides battled through tense semi-finals and are packed with fearsome combatants and explosive ball-carriers. Now it all boils down to one game on neutral territory.

    Belfast's Kingspan Stadium is the venue as Glasgow Warriors and Munster go head-to-head. Welcome to the Pro12 final...