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Rhys Ruddock says Leinster are out to prove a point. Picture: PA.

Leinster have learned lessons from Saracens setback says Rhys Ruddock

Several of Glasgow’s players have pointed to that 56-27 shellacking at the hands of Saracens as the game that got them into this Pro14 final, such has been the desire to make amends after that stinker. Sadly for them, their rivals on Saturday are thinking along similar lines after finishing a somewhat closer second to the same opposition in the Champions Cup final only 11 days ago.

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Leinster's Sean Cronin scores a try despite the attention of Munster's Peter O'Mahony.  Picture: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO/REX/Shutterstock

Leinster 24-9 Munster: Glasgow to face champions in Pro14 final

Leinster will face Glasgow in the Guinness Pro14 final on Saturday, which is almost certainly the encounter that the fans want and deserve. Both teams topped their respective conference, Leinster by a landslide, scoring an astonishing 95 tries during the regular season, Glasgow a little less comprehensively.

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Ali Harris was a key man for Watsonains at the Jed Sevens.   Picture: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians win Jed Sevens, beating hosts in the final

Having secured the Kings of the Sevens title at Selkirk last weekend, Watsonians confirmed their regal status by winning the final tournament of the ten-round competition at Jed-Forest with victory over the host club in a final that was more one-sided than expected.

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Ali Price scores one of Glasgow's seven tries in the defeat of Ulster at Scotstoun on Friday night.''Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU


The last time Glasgow made the Pro12 final, back in 2015, Ali Price had just turned 22 and the youngster was playing third fiddle to Henry Pyrgos and Niko Matawalu. The little scrummy was there in Belfast on the big day as 24th man, so he did the warm-up
and everything else that goes into a match day preparation before stepping backwards into the shadows for the match itself…and right back out again for the celebrations.

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