Denis Leamy says Munster “owe themselves a performance” with RG Snyman looking forward to quarter clash with Glasgow | Press Pass

Munster travel to Glasgow hoping to avenge a disappointing defeat suffered at the hands of the Scottish outfit in the final rounds of the URC.

Munster have been boosted by the return of Irish international Tadhg Beirne ahead of this weekend’s URC quarter-final against Glasgow Warriors as coach Denis Leary confirmed his availability.

Beirne has been out of action with an ankle injury since the second round of the Six Nations where he suffered the injury.

However, he has returned to full training ahead of Saturday’s game with Leamy discussing the “good selection headache.”

“Tadhg trained fully today and is looking really good and is available for selection for the weekend. We are very pleased to have him back a player of his quality. It’s a great addition to the squad

“We will consider all options definitely. It is a really good place to be now to have these players back, really strong players coming back into the mix.

“I suppose it is a little bit of a headache in one way but it is a great headache because we have loads of quality. You think of Alex Kendellen, John Hodnett, Jack O’Donoghue, Peter O’Mahony, Gavin Coombes, all these players contesting against each other and you go to the second row: RG (Snyman), Jean Kleyn, Edwin Edogbo, Tom Ahern, all these guys, it makes for a really competitive squad and that is all we want. It’s a good selection headache.”

14 January 2023; Tadhg Beirne of Munster celebrates after his side’s victory in the Heineken Champions Cup Pool B Round 3 match between Munster and Northampton Saints at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Tyler Miller/Sportsfile

Munster travel to Glasgow hoping to avenge a disappointing defeat suffered at the hands of the Scottish outfit in the final rounds of the URC.

In Munster’s last home game of the season, the Warriors secured a 38-26 win in Thomond Park that ended the Irish provinces hopes of a home quarter final in the competition.

Munster did do enough in South Africa in their final pair of games to secure the last eight berth and a place in next year’s champions cup but Leamy insists that this won’t be a revenge mission with Munster keen to perform this time around.

“I don’t think we’ll look at it in terms of ‘we owe them a performance. Certainly on the night, we were very disappointed with the way that we played, the way we turned up. So we probably owe ourselves a performance more so than Glasgow. That night didn’t reflect what we would be about in terms of the standards we would set.”

It will be a first knockout game for RG Snyman since his debut with the club ended prematurely in his maiden appearance back in 2020.

The South Africa has made four appearances in the last couple of months and is excited for the occasion after a lengthy stint on the sidelines.

“There were a couple of times where there was a bit of a setback and so forth but it never felt like I wouldn’t get back, you know? It was always just a matter of when.

“Obviously, it’s difficult being injured for that long but I also learned a lot through the process and, honestly, it’s just great to be back on the field.

Munster face the Glasgow Warriors in Scoutstoun in the URC quarter-finals this Saturday at 7.35pm.

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