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Denis Leamy deserves huge credit for Munster's win in Glasgow

Grand Slam winner and former Ireland player Fiona Hayes joined Monday Night Rugby to discuss Mun...

Grand Slam winner and former Ireland player Fiona Hayes joined Monday Night Rugby to discuss Munster's big win over Glasgow at the weekend.

Munster beat Glasgow 14-5 in the URC quarter final on Saturday night.

Glasgow were the favourites going into the game after enjoying a comprehensive victory over Munster in Limerick earlier this season. But Munster have been steadily improving this season and they had Tadhg Beirne and RG Snyman starting together in the middle of their pack.

Despite losing Snyman and Peter O'Mahony early on, Munster had the steel in the middle that they could build their defence around. And that's what made Fiona Hayes so excited as an onlooker.

"I absolutely loved watching the game from start to finish," Hayes said.

"It was a defensive set. If any Limerick person sees Leamy, they'll be buying him a pint over the next few days. Because it was absolutely brilliant to watch. It was the Munster of old. It was character. They almost gave Glasgow the ball for the whole second half at times.

"They said 'come at us, come at us.' They were throwing their bodies on the line."

Glasgow suffered a loss at the very start of the game. Conor Murray found space down the wing and out-half Tom Jordan lined him up but hit him high. It was a clear red card that Glasgow fans will argue changed the direction of the game completely.

But Hayes thinks Munster's performance suggests they would have won even if they faced 15 men for the full 80 minutes.

"Glasgow just kicked the ball back to Munster a lot of the time. They couldn't break that gain line....yeah there was a red card, but I don't think that had a huge emphasis on the game."

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