Lineen: Every game is now a grand final

Guinness PRO12 Editor

25 Mar 2010



Glasgow Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen, is viewing each of the remaining five Magners League matches as a Grand Final as his team seeks a place in the knock-out stages of the competition.

The Warriors have been boosted by the return of eight front-line internationalists for tomorrow night’s Thomond Park test (Friday 26 March, kick-off 8pm), but Lineen remains vigilant of the challenge they face.

"Munster are level with us on points and remain the team in the Magners League in terms of consistency," he said.

"It’s great to have our Scotland players back and the squad is full of enthusiasm. Every game is now a Grand Final."

The players are eager to retain their current position in the top four as the race for the play-offs hots up and the former Scotland centre is hoping his charges respond to the conditions both on and off the field.

Lineen continued: "Munster’s forwards are very unforgiving and there is a fantastic atmosphere at Thomond Park. The players need to look forward to the whole occasion and enjoy it."

Glasgow Warriors team to play Munster in the Magners League at Thomond Park on Friday 26 March (kick-off 8pm)

15 Bernardo Stortoni
14 Peter Murchie
13 Max Evans
12 Graeme Morrison
11 DTH van der Merwe
10 Dan Parks
9 Chris Cusiter

1 Jon Welsh
2 Dougie Hall
3 Moray Low
4 Richie Gray
5 Dan Turner
6 Kelly Brown
7 John Barclay CAPTAIN
8 Johnnie Beattie

16 Fergus Thomson
17 Kevin Tkachuk
18 Tim Barker
19 Richie Vernon
20 Mark McMillan
21 Colin Gregor
22 Hefin O’Hare

This game will be broadcast live on Setanta Ireland.