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Munster to face Saracens in Dublin for place in final

Munster to face Saracens in Dublin for place in final

Once they got the ball rolling Saracens proceeded to destroy Glasgow, eventually romping to a 38-13 win at Barnet Copthall.

They dragged themselves level through a Russell penalty, then fell behind again with another for Farrell.

Munster will meet Saracens in the semi-finals.

McCall described Saracens' performance as "outstanding" and Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend offered the same verdict after the Warriors' European adventure ground to a halt.

"So the players have been away but they have been playing together and have come back realising that this is our biggest game of the season".

"As a group we will learn".

After Munster disposed of Toulouse, Rassie Erasmus admitted that his preference was to play the semi-final in Ireland and he got his wish after Saracens were far too good for Glasgow yesterday. We enjoy the challenge knowing that every team wants to play their best against us.

However, he warned his players none of them can afford an off-day if they are to shock a side who have gone 15 games in Europe without defeat. They've expanded their game.

Glasgow trailed 14-3 at the break but hinted at a comeback early in the second half when wing Lee Jones caught a Finn Russell kick and shrugged off Ashton and Alex Goode before touching down.

It is likely the match will take place on Sunday April 23rd. With Tim Swinson suspended, that meant Glasgow were without both first-choice locks, and, while Brian Alainu'uese was a tower of strength going forward, the Saracens pack steadily gained the upper hand. Farrell failed to convert, but the double-digit lead looked ominous, especially as Glasgow had only briefly featured as an attacking force.

The try Saracens had been threatening arrived in the 31st minute. Unable to engineer much possession, the dribble of ball Glasgow did enjoy was slowed to funereal pace at the breakdown and they ran into a succession of beefy brick walls.

And Ashton thought he had finished off the thrilling move in the corner, but the TMO confirmed he had just been forced into touch.

"Saracens have the right to be huge favourites".

Russell's conversion hit the post though and Saracens were still two scores ahead at 14-8.

That good defensive work was undone moments later, though, as home centre Marcelo Bosch was able to ghost through some weak tackling - the Warriors had now missed more than 20 in the game - and over for a converted try that left the visitors staring down the barrell.

'This season has been harder because we've had more injuries than past year, ' Vunipola said. Glasgow did well to make the knockouts for the first time in their history, but there's no mercy in the last eight. Cons: Farrell 3. Pens: Farrell 4.

Ryan Wilson crashed over at the death for a consolation try, which Russell couldn't convert, as the whistle blew on the match and Scottish involvement in Europe this season.


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