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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

  1. Post update

    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.

  2. Post update

    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.

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    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."

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    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."

  5. Post update

    DTH van der Merwe (left) celebrates his winning try
    Image caption: DTH van der Merwe (left) scored what proved to be the winning try for Glasgow
  6. Get involved via #BBCSportScot

    Malky Macdonald: "@BBCSportScot @GlasgowWarriors @UlsterRugby great news for Scottish Rugby."

    Alan Provan: "@BBCSportScot @GlasgowWarriors @UlsterRugby enjoyed that."

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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."

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    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."

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    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."

  10. Post update

    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."

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    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."

  16. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

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

  17. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster

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

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 9-14 Ulster

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

  21. Post update

    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.

  22. 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.

  23. Post update

    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.

  24. Post update

    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."

  25. 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.

  26. Post update

    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.

  27. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-11 Ulster

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

  28. Post update

    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.

  29. 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.

  30. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

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

  31. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

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

  32. Post update

    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.

  33. Post update

    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.

  34. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

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

  35. Get involved via text 80295

    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.

  36. 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.

  37. Get involved via #BBCSportScot

    Can Glasgow come from behind again? Will Ulster be able to keep their momentum going this time?

    Tweet us at @BBCSportScot or comment on the BBC Sport Scotland Facebook page.

  38. Post update

    Niko Matawalu is held up by a clutch of Ulster bodies
    Image caption: The normally creative Niko Matawalu has rarely been seen as an attacking force for Glasgow
  39. Post update

    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."

  40. Half-time

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

  41. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

    Glasgow win a penalty to ease the pressure as the scrum collapses. Most of Scotstoun releases a sigh of relief.

  42. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

    Tommy Seymour goes off with a cut on his head and is replaced with DTH van der Merwe on the Glasgow wing.

  43. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

    Ulster win a scrummage just short of the Glasgow line after the visitors win a strike against the had in the Glasgow half and apply wave after wave of attack.

  44. Post update

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland

    "Ulster have had the better of the first-half so far, just as they did at Scotstoun on Saturday. Glasgow came back to blow Ulster away in the second period in that match, but the visitors have many more experienced internationals in their ranks this evening, and they'll provide stiffer resistance to any pressure from the Warriors."

  45. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

    Glasgow at last begin to apply some pressure and they claim for obstruction after Niko Matawalu goes down as he tries to reach a high ball. Glasgow do win a penalty, kick for position and waste the opportunity with poor line-out ball.

  46. Post update

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Wright

    "Glasgow are being bullied out of it and are playing second fiddle, but it is still only 8-6. It is the same as last week, when Ulster dominated for 50 minutes."

  47. Post update

    Al Kellock leads Glasgow out at Scotstoun
    Image caption: Captain Al Kellock led Glasgow out at Scotstoun to noisy reception
  48. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster

    Ruan Pienaar misses the conversion attempt as his kick screws wide of the far post.

  49. Try

    Glasgow Warriors 6-8 Ulster (Chris Henry)

    Ulster might be behind on the scoreboard, but it is the visitors who are dominating possession and Chris Henry touches down in the corner after a superb flowing move.

  50. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 6-3 Ulster

    Tommy Seymour puts in a superb saving tackle on Tommy Bowe as the Ulster winger threatened to touch down in the corner.

  51. Penalty

    Glasgow Warriors 6-3 Ulster (Stuart Hogg)

    What a kick that is. Wind assisted in truth, but there was never any danger that it was not going to fly high between the posts. Stuart Hogg puts Glasgow ahead for the first time.

  52. Penalty

    Glasgow's Stuart Hogg is about try a monster of a penalty kick from his own half.

  53. Post update

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Wright

    "Ulster are just winning the physical battle for me. They are a little bit more committed and the front two Ulster men are doing more damage than the front two Glasgow men at the minute."

  54. Post update

    Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend is animated on the sidelines
    Image caption: Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend has been animated on the sidelines at Scotstoun
  55. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 3-3 Ulster

    Niko Matawalu is better known as a scrum-half, but he shows his prowess on the wing to intercept a dangerous Ulster move.

  56. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 3-3 Ulster

    Glasgow hooker Dougie Hall is also retiring at the end of the season, with the likes of Sean Maitland, DTH van der Merwe and Niko Matawalu moving on to other clubs.

  57. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 3-3 Ulster

    It's an emotional occasion for Glasgow captain Al Kellock, who makes his last appearance at Scotstoun before retiring at the end of the season. He'll be hoping his playing career doesn't end here this evening. He wants to bow out with another Pro12 final appearance - and preferably with a winners' medal in his back pocket.

  58. Penalty

    Glasgow Warriors 3-3 Ulster (Finn Russell)

    Ulster number eight Roger Wilson is penalised this time for not rolling away and Finn Russell levels the scores.

  59. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors 0-3 Ulster

    By the way, Tommy Seymour started the game for Glasgow after all after that injury scare during the warm-up.

  60. Penalty

    Glasgow Warriors 0-3 Ulster (Ruan Pienaar)

    The visitors win a penalty within 40 seconds, after Rossouw de Klerk is penalised for not rolling away. Ruan Pienaar slots the easy kick between the posts.

  61. Kick-off

    Ulster kick off and are immediately outside the Glasgow 22-metre line.

  62. Post update

    There was a lot of noise when Ulster came on to the field. It is massive as Al Kellock leads out Glasgow.

  63. Post update

    Ulster take to the field at Scotstoun sporting their all white strip with red flashes. The atmosphere is building.

  64. Post update

    Glasgow have not lost in the Pro12 at Scotstoun since autumn 2013. That's the task awaiting Ulster tonight.

  65. Post update

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Wright

    "Ruan Pienaar has probably done more damage to Glasgow than any other player in recent years. If Warriors can stop Pienaar, that is the key to beating Ulster."

  66. Post update

    Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend on BBC Radio Scotland

    "The players are in a very good place and we expect a very good performance from them.

    "It is a different game from last week and a semi-final.

    "It will be about whoever is on the top of their game and is playing their best right to the final whistle.

    "There probably is an expectation from our supporters, but I'm sure Ulster will think they are favourites given their quality."

  67. Post update

    Remember there is live commentary on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW and you can see all the action from Scotstoun on both the BBC Sport Scotland website and BBC Alba.

  68. Post update

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

    "I am slightly surprised that Rob Harley has not been picked. as it is an impressive Ulster pack. Rob Harley's capacity to mess people around is vital in a game like this. In matches like this, he usually delivers and it's a surprise for me that he is not even on the bench."

  69. Post update

    Before that news, the big talking point in the Warriors line-up was the absence of Scotland flanker Rob Harley from even the bench.

  70. Post update

    There are question marks about the participation of Glasgow winger Tommy Seymour as he appeared to signal a problem with his hip during the warm-up. We'll give you more on that in the lead up to the kick-off in around 15 minutes time.

  71. Team news

    Glasgow Warriors: Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Richie Vernon, Peter Horne, Niko Matawalu, Finn Russell, Henry Pyrgos, Ryan Grant, Fraser Brown, Rossouw de Klerk, Jonny Gray, Al Kellock (captain), Josh Strauss, Chris Fusaro, Adam Ashe

    Replacements: Pat MacArthur, Gordon Reid, Mike Cusack, Leone Nakarawa, Ryan Wilson, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont, DTH van der Merwe

    Ulster: Louis Ludik, Tommy Bowe, Jared Payne, Darren Cave, Craig Gilroy, Paddy Jackson, Ruan Pienaar, Callum Black, Rory Best (captain), Ricky Lutton, Lewis Stevenson, Dan Tuohy, Iain Henderson, Chris Henry, Roger Wilson

    Replacements: Rob Herring, Andrew Warwick, Bronson Ross, Robbie Diack, Sean Reidy, Paul Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Michael Allen

  72. Post update

    Glasgow in the last four seasons have finished fourth, third, second and now first in the Pro12 table. So their supporters will be hoping that the natural progression is to now win the final.

  73. Get involved via #BBCSportScot

    Glasgow finished top of the Pro12. Does that make them the best team in the league? Give us your thoughts on that, tonight's game, or any other talking points in rugby union.

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  74. Post update

    Another big motivation for Ulster is that they will have home advantage in the final against either Munster or Ospreys, who play their semi-final on Sunday. The two winners will be facing one another at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on Saturday 30 May.

  75. Post update

    Glasgow are seeking their second final in a row after losing to Leinster last season. It was the first time the Scots had reached that stage.

  76. Post update

    Ulster finished fourth in the Pro12 table, but head coach Neil Doak will be hoping that his strategy of conserving his top players' energies will take them to their second final in three years. They were by Leinster two seasons ago.

  77. Post update

    Glasgow beat Ulster a week ago at the same Scotstoun venue to win the right to home advantage by finishing at the top of the Pro12 table. However, the visitors have made 11 changes by bringing their main players back into the side since that 32-10 defeat.

  78. Post update

    Welcome to our live text commentary on a big night for Glasgow Warriors and Ulster as they vie for a place in the Pro12 final.

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