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Matt Taylor argues case for the Glasgow defence

However disappointed Matt Taylor was at the end of the 80 minutes against Munster 
last Saturday, Glasgow’s defensive guru conceded a professional admiration for the way that the Irishmen went about stopping one of the best attacks in the competition from crossing the whitewash.

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Finn Russell keeps his eye on the ball in a tussle with Munsters Rory Scannell. Picture: SNS.

Glasgow Warriors still in hunt as Leicester Tigers await

The biggest game of Glasgow’s season and one of the most significant in their history ended
in an agonising last-gasp defeat but there was no sense of desolation in the aftermath.

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Glasgow's Ali Price admits he is on a learning curve. Picture: SNS.

Glasgow Warriors’ Ali Price takes blame after drop-goal miss

Scrum-half Ali Price shouldered his share of the blame for Glasgow’s failure to engineer a drop goal that may have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday evening, but insisted that he will have learned from the experience, writes Duncan Smith.

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John Barclay is excited about the special Six Nations and the squad Scotland have. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Scotland flanker John Barclay talks up Scarlets’ hopes

Everyone wants their kids to grow up nice and polite, open minded and, if at all possible bilingual, although John Barclay has mixed feelings on that score. He can’t understand the elder of his two boys, three-and-a-half-year-old Finn, who speaks fluent gobbledegook, or as the locals would have it... Welsh. The Scotland flanker can manage a few phases but Junior’s mumble after a day at his Welsh-speaking school leaves dad floundering.

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Munster's Francis Saili scores the winning try

Glasgow narrowly fail high-intensity test

In rugby the international scene so often takes the lion’s share of public exposure but nights like these are ones for the club game to shine.

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No way through for Jonny Gray of Glasgow as he is tackled by Munster's Jean Kleyn and Dave Kilcoyne. Picture: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Glasgow 12 - 14 Munster: Warriors lose to late Saili try

In a match of tiny margins it is perhaps appropriate that the only try earned Munster a somewhat fortuitous victory and a place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals. Whether Glasgow can join them there depends upon winning next weekend at Leicester and other results elsewhere, their destiny no longer in their own hands.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend has selected a full team of Scotland internationals to take on Munster in the European Champions Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Glasgow pick 15 Scottish internationals for Munster clash

Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend will pitch a starting XV made up entirely of Scotland internationals into this evening’s massive European Champions Cup encounter with Munster at Scotstoun.

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Glasgow Warriors are put through their paces at Scotstoun. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Gregor Townsend plots Euro win over Munster

Gregor Townsend says his side will be facing Europe’s form side at Scotstoun tonight as they bid for that elusive great leap forward to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup.

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Glasgow Warriors' Stuart Hogg was rested against Cardiff. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Glasgow name team to play Munster: Stuart Hogg returns

Stuart Hogg has been recalled to the Glasgow Warriors side to face Munster in the European Rugby Champions Cup at a sold-out Scotstoun on Saturday (kick-off 5.30pm).

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Glasgow Warriors lock Brian Alainu'uese has had his suspension reduced from three weeks to two. Picture: SNS

Glasgow forward Brian Alainu’use has his ban cut on appeal

Glasgow Warriors forward Brian Alainu’use is free to play from next week after having his ban for foul play reduced.

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Glasgow Warriors winger Tommy Seymour at a press conference to preview the game against Munster and announce his new contract. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU.

Tommy Seymour’s World Cup goal as he signs new Glasgow deal

Winger Tommy Seymour said yesterday that keeping his place in Scotland side through to the 2019 World Cup in Japan was a key motivating factor in his decision to his future to Glasgow Warriors.

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Ali Price, pictured celebrating his try against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup clash  at Scotstoun last month, has been in fine form for Glasgow. Picture: SNS

Ali Price: Glasgow won’t be caught cold by Munster this time

Scrum-half Ali Price believes Glasgow Warriors have learned the lessons from their defeat at Munster earlier in the European campaign and can turn the tables on the Irish province in this Saturday’s huge Champions Cup showdown at Scotstoun.

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Relaxed: Henry Pyrgos is likely to start against Munster in next Saturdays vital European tie but the scrum-half refuses to read too much into past history. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Glasgow Warriors have Munster in their sights

Glasgow’s favourite foes stand between Gregor Townsend’s team 
and the coach’s last shot at European glory.

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Finn Russell gave a stand-off masterclass in the victory against Racing 92 on Friday night. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Finn Russell in line for life with the Lions

Finn Russell’s talent and potential have been widely acknowledged for a while now but he is currently producing such a sustained level of excellence that his name is becoming increasingly linked with that L-word.

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Hat-trick hero Jamie Roberts of Quins scores their 8th trya gainst Timisoara Saracens at Twickenham. Picture: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Harlequins top Edinburgh cup pool after 11-try romp

Jamie Roberts scored a hat-trick as Harlequins demolished Romanian side Timisoara Saracens 75-3 to go top of European Challenge Cup Pool Five. Quins ran in 11 tries at the Twickenham Stoop to move above Edinburgh, who lost at Stade Francais on Thursday.

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Glasgow's Josh Strauss scores his side's first try in their fantastic victory over Racing 92 at Scotstoun. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Glasgow 23 - 7 Racing: Warriors do double over French champs

Glasgow Warriors made a huge statement of intent that will have resounded around Europe last night with an astonishing Champions Cup dismantling of Racing 92 at Scotstoun.

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Glasgow Warriors dominated the scrum against Racing. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Glasgow Warriors give ‘biggest pack ever’ the runaround

Oddly enough I was a little concerned when Glasgow scored their first try inside the opening five minutes; something like that can play to your vanity and make players believe that they are in for an easy 80 minutes.

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Laurent Labit believes Racing 92 played into the hands of Glasgow last weekend and won't make the same mistake at Scotstoun. Picture: Getty

Racing coach: We won’t play into Warriors’ hands again

Racing 92 backs coach Laurent Labit believes they played into Glasgow’s hands last weekend and has asked for a tighter performance at Scotstoun tonight.

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