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Ulster are next up for second-placed Munster

IT appears that Tyler Bleyendaal’s (pictured) departure from the field last night was purely precautionary and the out-half should be available for next week-end’s game against Ulster at Thomond Park. The New Zealander’s collision was not a serious one and he appeared fine as he left the field.
The win over the Warriors was hard-earned. James Cronin’s early try signalled another comfortable home win for the reds but the Scottish visitors were certainly up for the challenge and their magnificent defence constantly deprived the home side of scores. Bleyendaal’s converted that first half score and Rory Scannell’s penalty had Munster 10-0 in front. Ronan O’Mahony was deprived of a certain score by a clever tackle on the line.
The Glasgow try was the result of a freak bounce of the ball. Andrew Conway appeared to have the situation under control but he somehow got on the wrong side of the bounce and Stuart Hogg punishes the slightest of errors, careering through for a try under the posts which was converted by Finn Russell. The final stages were tense for the home fans, Glasgow setting up a series of attacks but once again the Munster defence was superb.
After 19 games in the Guinness Leinster top the table with 74 points, Munster second on 72, Osreys 65, Scarlets 63, Ulster 63 and Glasgow 52 with three games remaining.
Next up is Ulster in Thomond Park for Munster next Saturday.
Munster’s new signing Jean Deysel impressed in his first taste of Ireland competitive rugby and should be an asset for the business end of the campaign.

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