Munster vs Glasgow Warriors by Sebmc

Munster
VS
Glasgow-Warriors
Munster has a chance to take the first place in case of victory against the Scots. The Munstermen are unbeaten in the last three games and remain in a draw 23-23 match on the lawn of Llanelli. Before this match and the victory of Ulster, Munster had the best attack in the championship.

 

At home, Munster remains on four consecutive wins and each time they have exceeded this disability of 8 points.

 

Although the Irish are not as impressive as in previous seasons, there are several high quality players.

 

For this match, Munster has many regulars on international duty: Paul O'Connell, Tommy O'Donnell, Peter O'Mahony, Felix Jones, Conor Murray, Simon Zebo .. but it could have been much worse if Keatley and Billy Holland had not been released.

 

Suddenly, the pack of forwards remain impressive with the young Jack O'Donoghue's in number 6. He was good on the last two meetings by scoring each time a try. The back line is also very good and the bench is competitive.

 

Glasgow Warriors have lost the top spot last night's victory of Ulster over Llanelli. The Warriors remained a short 19-16 victory last week at home against the Ospreys. On the road, the Warriors have lost three of their seven games: 29-9 to Ulster, 19-9 in Llanelli and 20-8 in Edinburgh.

 

The Scots are always very weakened during international duplicates because they are the largest providers of players XV of the Thistle.

 

For this match, Gregor Townsend must do without more than twenty players. Mike Cusack, Chris Fusaro, Tyrone Holmes, Sean Maitland, Henry Pyrgos, Gordon Reid, Ali Price, Duncan Weir and Jon Welsh are injured. Nakarawa and Russell are suspended while Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar, Sean Lamont, Peter Horne, Euan Murray, Tim Swinson, Jonny Gray, Rob Harley, Fraser Brown and Ryan Grant are on international duty! So, the pair of half-backs is very weak and composed of third choice. Connor Braid and Murray McConnell will indeed start for the first time as flanker Will Bordill. The usual scrum-half Nikola Matawalu will start at the wing. The third row Scottish international Ashe Adam is back from injury. He has not played a single match since November and will start the game.

 

The bench is super weak with many players almost never play.

 

Munster: 15 JJ Hanrahan, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Keith Earls, Denis Hurley 12 (c), 11 Ronan O'Mahony, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Duncan Williams; 1 John Ryan, Eusebio Guinazu 2, 3 BJ Botha, 4 Donncha O'Callaghan, Billy Holland 5, 6 Jack O'Donoghue, 7 Sean Dougall, 8 CJ Stander.

 

Replacements: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Dave O'Callaghan, 20 Paddy Butler, 21 Neil Cronin, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 Ivan Dineen.

 

Glasgow Warriors: 15 Peter Murchie, 14 Niko Matawalu, 13 Richie Vernon, 12 Fraser Lyle, 11 DTH van der Merwe, 10 Connor Braid, 9 Murray McConnell; 1 Alex Allan, 2 Pat MacArthur, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 4 James Eddie, 5 Al Kellock (c), 6 Adam Ashe Will Bordill 7, 8 Josh Strauss.

 

Substitutes 16 Dougie Hall, 17 Jerry Yanuyanutawa, 18 D'arcy Rae, Alex Toolis 19, 20 Tommy Spinks, 21 Glenn Bryce, 22 Lee Jones, 23 Rory Hughes.

 

I find it very low handicap given the situation. I see Munster win easily. I'd put a handicap of 13 or 14.

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Munster -8.5 Pinnacle 1.93 7 22-10 WON (+6.51 units)
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