Saturday 21 April 2018

Warriors take huge step to sealing home semi-final

Chris Cusiter
Chris Cusiter

Glasgow Warriors moved into second place of the Pro12 table to leapfrog both Munster and Ulster after a 37-34 bonus point win over Edinburgh on Saturday.

The win means that Glasgow are now in pole position to claim a home semi-final as the competition draws to its climax.

With just two games of the regular season remaining, Glasgow have a one-point advantage over Munster and are four clear of Ulster.

Glasgow scrum-half Chris Cusiter knows that the victory has given his side a huge chance to play at home in the last four.

"It's in our hands now to secure a home semi-final. We go to Treviso next week. That's a tough place to go but we know that if we keep winning and we get one more bonus point then it's a home semi-final. That's obviously the objective," he said.

Munster meet Ulster at Thomond Park on the final day of the season while Leinster travel to Ravenhill this Friday.

Meanwhile, Ireland will have representation in a European Cup final this year. The former Munster scrum-half Peter Stringer starred for Bath in their 24-18 Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final win over fellow Premiership side Wasps.

Bath will now take on Northampton Saints in Cardiff Arms Park on May 24.

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