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Summary

  1. Scarlets win 28-13 away at Glasgow Warriors to reach Pro14 final
  2. Patchell, Davies & Evans with first half tries for Scarlets
  3. Owens increases lead in second half
  4. Glasgow's Nick Grigg sin binned
  5. Jonny Gray and Nick Grigg tries for Glasgow
  6. Scarlets will face Leinster or Munster in next weekend's final

Live Reporting

By Andy Burke

All times stated are UK

Scarlets head for Dublin

FT: Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

Scarlets suffered heartache at the hands of Leinster in the last four of the European Champions Cup but they were not allowed to be denied in another semi-final tonight.

The Welsh side were utterly dominant at Scotstoun, making a mockery of Glasgow's perfect home record this season.

They head to Dublin for next week's final in Dublin where they will face either their European conquerors Leinster or Munster, who meet in the other semi-final tomorrow.

For Glasgow their season is over. After a flying start to the season when they won their opening 10 league matches, they have stuttered badly in the business end of the season. They have work to do over the summer to come back and compete with the likes of Scarlets and Leinster in the Pro14 and in Europe.

Thanks for your company this evening. Have a great weekend.

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Glasgow were outclassed by Scarlets

FT: Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

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FT: Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

Wayne Pivac

Scarlets coach on Scrum V Live

“We needed a quick start to get the crowd out of the equation and we did that.”

FT: Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

'Not the way I wanted to exit'

FT: Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

That defeat marks the end of Finn Russell's spell at Glasgow. The Scotland fly-half will join French side Racing 92 this summer.

“It was a disappointing result for us tonight," Russell told BBC Radio Scotland.

"That’s knockout footy I suppose. We had a lot of chances, a lot of pressure but just never turned it into points first-half. They made three breaks from simple missed tackles and they finished them off. It was a simple 21 points they got in comparison to the three points we had to work really hard to get. Frustrating.

“We just weren’t clinical enough tonight. The last few weeks we’ve been like that. We’ve missed opportunities and not finished teams off, apply pressure and get the points from it. That’s not just in this game, it’s been the last few weeks.

“We finished 15 points behind. A couple of things might have gone our way with the referee, a few calls there that didn’t go our way to say the least.”

“Not the way I wanted to go out, but that’s sport. The highs and the lows, but for me the last six years has been a high. I’m looking forward to continuing that over in France. Not the way I want to exit but it’s been an amazing six years for me and I’ll take so many amazing memories from the club.”

Finn Russell
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Finn Russell will join French side Racing 92 this summer

Sensational Scarlets

FT: Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

Martyn Williams

Former Lions and Wales flanker on Scrum V Live

“The try Scarlets scored just after half time killed the game off. You can’t speak highly enough about the way they played tonight.”

Full-time: Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

A late flourish from Glasgow but it can't mask what was a desperately disappointing performance.

Scarlets on the other hand were sensational. The superb Rhys Patchell got them going with the game's opening try, with Gareth Davies and Rob Evans also crossing before the break as the Welsh side made their dominance count.

Ken Owens crossed to make the game safe at 28-3, and although Glasgow rallied with late tries from Jonny Gray and Nick Grigg, at no stage did they threaten to overcome a superior Scarlets outfit.

Disappointing end to Glasgow's season, but Scarlets served notice they will not give up their Pro14 crown without a serious fight.

Gallant Glasgow

Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

Warriors are now carrying hard and making yards, particularly through Nick Grigg. They are punching holes in the defence, and Dave Rennie will be wondering why it took his men until this stage to start playing like he knows they can.

Try! Glasgow 13-28 Scarlets

Nick Grigg

For pretty much the first time in the entire match Glasgow go through the phases with pace and purpose.

Nick Grigg manages to burrow through a couple of tackles to go over.

Any glimmer of hope pretty much disappears with an abysmal Peter Horne conversion from just to the left of the posts that comes back off the upright.

Glasgow 8-21 Scarlets

Peter Wright

Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

The ball doesn't have to be over the line. If it's on the line, it's over the line. He (the referee) is pathetic. It doesn't have to be over the line.

Disallowed try

Glasgow 8-28 Scarlets

A bizarre situation this.

Scarlets turn Glasgow over as they threaten the Welsh line and have the ball at the base of the ruck.

Scrum-half Gareth Davies allows the ball to roll onto the goal-line and Jonny Gray, spotting an opportunity, comes through the ruck to touch the ball down.

It looks for a moment as though John Lacey has awarded the try, but after consultation with the TMO, he instead awards Scarlets a penalty.

That looks an iffy call to me.

Chance gone

Glasgow 8-21 Scarlet

Nick Grigg has not enjoyed his best game but he cuts an absolute dream of a line to slice through the Scarlets back-line. He feeds George Horne who looks to be taken a little early in the tackle.

Horne looks for the offload but it goes to ground and the chance is lost.

Try! Glasgow 8-28 Scarlets

Jonny Gray

Finally Glasgow make something stick.

Finn Russell swings an enormous pass wide to DTH Van Der Merwe. The winger blasts through a couple of tackles to take Warriors to within a couple of metres. Jonny Gray is first on the scene to pick up and power over the line.

Glasgow could desperately be doing with points but Russell's conversion is awful and well wide.

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Warriors won't give up

Glasgow 3-28 Scarlets

To their credit, Glasgow are still looking to get their attacking game going.

Callum Gibbins is put through a gap by Finn Russell, George Horne snipes from the base of the ruck but when the attack moves into the Scarlets 22 the ball is, yet again, lost forward.

Glasgow's discipline and ability to hold onto the ball has been lamentable.

Glasgow 3-28 Scarlets

Colin Gregor

Former Scotland sevens captain on Radio Scotland

You've just got to applaud the Scarlets attack. Glasgow can not get anywhere near winning a turnover. The Scarlets decision making, they just pick the right options, they've got so many dangerous players.

Glasgow Warriors Siua Halanukonuka in action against ScarletsTadhg Beirne
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Glasgow Warriors Siua Halanukonuka in action against Scarlets Tadhg Beirne

Try! Glasgow 3-28 Scarlets

Ken Owens

Game over.

Scarlets have shown some real attacking flair at points, but they demonstrate the power they have in their armoury as well.

The line-out maul advances with minimum disruption from the Glasgow pack and Ken Owens is the man who grounds the ball for the Welsh side's fourth try.

No way back for Glasgow and it is now a damage limitation exercise for the home side.

Sin-bin Glasgow

Nick Grigg

Glasgow are just incapable of stopping the Scarlets ball-carriers on the gain-line. Allied to their superior physicality, the Scarlets seem to pick the correct option, whether to pass or carry, every time.

It goes from bad to worse for Glasgow as Nick Grigg is yellow-carded for failing to roll away from the tackle.

Warriors are teetering on the brink and Scarlets smell blood.

Imperious Patchell

Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Scarlets fly-half Rhys Patchell has controlled things so impressively this evening.

His decision-making, kicking accuracy from hand and the tee and his general game-management has been excellent. And his try set the champions on their way.

He clearly enjoys playing against Scottish opposition.

Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Chris Paterson

Former Scotland international on Scrum V live

Glasgow can score two or three tries in quick succession – and they are going to have to do that.

Groundhog Day

Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Glasgow knock the ball on from the restart and in almost identical fashion to the first-half they immediately surrender possession.

Warriors, up to this point, have reserved one of their poorest displays of the season for their biggest match of the season.

Kick-off

Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Henry Pyrgos replaces George Horne at scrum-half for Glasgow.

Rhys Patchell gets the second half under way at Scotstoun.

'Total dominance'

HT: Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Martyn Williams

Former Lions and Wales flanker on Scrum V Live

“It’s a dream first-half of total dominance from Scarlets in a semi-final.”

Scarlets 'different class' to Glasgow

HT: Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Tom English

Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

Glasgow Warriors' Callum Gibbins competes with Scarlets' Hadleigh Parkes (left)
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Glasgow Warriors' Callum Gibbins competes with Scarlets' Hadleigh Parkes (left)

"Glasgow Warriors have been awful. It's been easy for Scarlets because Glasgow have been so passive. It's just one mistake after another, there's very little attitude in this team. Scarlets are just picking them off.

"In the first half Scarlets have been different class to this Glasgow team. The Scotstoun crowd are complaining about the referee, but I think they're just whinging for whinging's sake because their team is letting them down.

"It's been a brainless performance from Glasgow."

Half-time

Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Glasgow have another attacking line-out on the 5m line and this time Fraser Brown finds his man at the tail.

The rolling maul rumbles over the line but referee John Lacey rules the ball is held up and blows for half-time.

The Glasgow supporters are unhappy Lacey did not consult the TMO but the 18-point advantage is not an unfair reflection of Scarlets' dominance in the first half.

'It's been a really bad half'

Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Peter Wright

Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

Glasgow Warriors are shooting themselves in the foot. It's a mixture of great Scarlets attack but poor defence. It's just been a really bad half, just what the last seven or eight games have been like.

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Penny for your thoughts, Dave

Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Another decent attacking situation, another handling error takes the wind out of Glasgow's sails.

From the resulting scrum, Warriors are penalised and Dave Rennie looks perplexed in the coaching box.

Glasgow are 7-3 on the wrong side of the penalty count and need to bring that under control.

Try! Glasgow 3-21 Scarlets

Rob Evans

Scarlets have been outstanding but Glasgow are making life pretty easy for them.

George Horne's box-kick is loose and picked up by full-back Johnny McNicholl. He shrugs off yet another soft tackle, this time from Fraser Brown, and feeds Steff Evans. The wing draws a couple of defenders before feeding Gareth Davies, who in turn finds prop Rob Evans to run in for the score.

Patchell converts and the champions are well on their way to another final.

Rennie v Pivac for Wales job?

Glasgow 3-14 Scarlets

Reports in Wales have suggested the two head coaches this evening - Glasgow's Dave Rennie and Scarlets' Wayne Pivac - are leading contenders to replace Warren Gatland as Wales coach after next year's World Cup.

Advantage Pivac so far.....

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'The referee is incompetent'

Glasgow Warriors 3-14 Scarlets

Peter Wright

Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

James Davies just flops right on the tackle, he's the man who gets the penalty. Even from up here (commentary box) it's an obvious penalty to Glasgow. You know what, I'm glad it's the end of the season, the referees - they kill me. This is the biggest game of the season for all these players and this guy is incompetent.

Glasgow Warriors' Jonny Gray makes a break
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Glasgow Warriors' Jonny Gray makes a break

'Glasgow a soft touch in defence'

Glasgow 3-14 Scarlets

Tom English

Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland at Scotstoun

"Glasgow’s defence has become a bit of a soft touch. People gettting their positioning wrong, people tackling high, people falling off tackles.

"Much more of this and Scarlets are going to build a lead that’s going to prove insurmountable. Everything is set here. The stage is magnificent. Glasgow need to up it."

Wasteful Warriors

Glasgow 3-14 Scarlets

A clever grubber-kick from Finn Russell earns Glasgow a line-out in a very promising position, but Fraser Brown's throw is and the chance is gone.

Warriors regain possession and again build a good attacking platform on the Scarlets 22, but the ball-carrier is isolated, the referee penalises for holding on and Rhys Patchell bangs the ball way downfield.

To add to their woes, Glasgow prop Zander Fagerson has just limped off.

Next score is key

Glasgow 3-14 Scarlets

Scarlets are carrying hard with Rhys Patchell marshalling things well from fly-half.

Glasgow already look to be chasing things a little, forcing the issue and coughing up possession.

The next score in this match is now absolutely critical. Warriors need it desperately.

Try! Glasgow 3-14 Scarlets

Gareth Davies

Just as Glasgow were looking like they were wrestling the initiative away from Scarlets, the Welsh side strike with try number two.

Scott Williams finds a gap inside Finn Russell and ghosts through. He has Gareth Davies on the shoulder and feeds the scrum-half for a run-in under the posts.

Patchell adds the conversion and Warriors are up against it here.

'Cracking game'

Glasgow Warriors 3-7 Scarlets

Peter Wright

Former Scotland and Lions prop on BBC Radio Scotland

"What an absolutely cracking game it's been. Both teams trying to play, both teams trying to offload."

Penalty - Glasgow 3-7 Scarlets

Finn Russell

Glasgow are starting to get into their groove and Finn Russell, on his final appearance at Scotstoun before his summer move to Racing 92, is at the heart of it.

The fly-half is starting to find half-gaps and pop off-loads out the tackle.

Scarlets are pinged and Russell nails the kick to get Glasgow on the scoreboard.

Tom English

Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland on the Gold Coast

Lovely ovation for John Barclay as he leaves the field injured. What a cruel game rugby is. I wonder what effect this will have on this match now. Scarlets have lost one of their best players but they will also be even more determined that this is not the end for Barclay as a Scarlet. Does his loss spur them on even more?

Barclay in bother

Glasgow 0-7 Scarlets

Scarlets number eight John Barclay limps off the field and looks to be in some discomfort. He may have twisted an ankle when bringing down Zander Fagerson.

The former Glasgow Warrior receives a great ovation from the Scotstoun faithful.

Barclay's night may well be over.

Glasgow under the cosh

Glasgow 0-7 Scarlets

Glasgow are penalised once again and Rhys Patchell puts a beauty of a touch-finder right into the corner.

The Welsh side claim the line-out and carries from John Barclay among others gets them rumbling towards the line, but a loose clear-out at a ruck allows Jonny Gray to get over the ball and Scarlets are penalised for holding on.

Scarlets have started superbly and Glasgow need to get a grip on this game.

Try! Glasgow 0-7 Scarlets

Rhys Patchell

Scarlets are awarded a penalty but rather than kick for goal they take the line-out.

The ball is shipped out to Rhys Patchell and the fly-half brushes off a desperately weak tackle from Nick Grigg to go over for the game's opening try.

Patchell adds the extras and it's the perfect start for the defending champions.