Thursday 12 December 2019

No resting on laurels as Glasgow pose next big test

Munster head coach Rob Penney
Munster head coach Rob Penney

Denis Leamy

In former years it used to be difficult to go from the high of a big Heineken Cup weekend to a league fixture the following week, but that's not the case any more and Munster will be well prepared for Glasgow this weekend.

They will need to be. Glasgow are going well and it is extremely tight at the top of the table.

It wouldn't have been lost on Munster this week that if Glasgow win tomorrow night and also win their game in hand, then they will go above Munster in the table.

Home advantage is very important in the semi-finals and I have no doubt the focus all week from Rob Penney and the rest of the management team has been on this match and not on what happened at the weekend.

Toulon, too, can wait for another day. The likes of tomorrow's game will give guys the chance to stake their claim for places and that will freshen things up as well.

Glasgow Warriors have been one of the most consistent teams in the league in recent years and they command respect.

Munster will give them that because they know there is not much between the sides.

The reality is that every team Munster play from here on will be concentrating solely on the Pro12 and the task for Munster is to make sure they meet that challenge each day.

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