Glasgow Warriors rode the Scotstoun breeze to a 22 point lead at half-time and then held on against it with some smothering defence to beat Munster and start their Guinness PRO14 season with two wins from two.
Glasgow secured their home semi-final in the Guinness PRO14 play-offs and maintained their 100 per cent home record with a bonus point victory over Connacht at Scotstoun.
Even without their internationals and their lengthy injury list the Glasgow Warriors stayed on course for a Guinness PRO14 play-off semi-final with another bonus point victory over the South African Cheetahs.
It was a long way from a perfect 10, but the Glasgow Warriors still managed to ring up six tries and 40 points against Cardiff Blues in winning their tenth successive game in the Guinness PRO14.
Stuart Hogg’s “energy and enthusiasm” will give Glasgow Warriors the lift they need to relaunch their European Rugby Champions’ Cup clash with Leinster at Scotstoun on Saturday.
Edinburgh stunned Scotstoun and ruined Gregor Townsend’s Warriors farewell with a thoroughly deserved first victory in Glasgow since 2003.
In the end, after the crushing disappointment of the biggest game of their season, Glasgow Warriors have another one of that calibre at Welford Road in Leicester on Saturday.
A controversial yellow card against Glasgow’s Stuart Hogg late in the game allowed Munster to snatch victory and in all probability top place in Pool One of the European Champions Cup at Scotstoun.
If the Glasgow Warriors were a car, they’d be a classic but temperamental sports coupe.
The Glasgow Warriors produced a trademark second-half surge and moved back into the play-off spots in the Guinness PRO12 with a bonus point victory over the Cardiff Blues at Scotstoun.