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Watch: This Dangerous Clear-Out On Munster Player Went Unpunished

Munster will face a tough review session on Monday morning at their base in the University of Limerick after they fell to a heave 10-25 defeat to the Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun. 

A dismal first-half where the southern province were beaten up by their Scottish opponents will be a cause of concern for head coach Johann van Graan and his brief post-match interview illustrated the likely frustration which is brimming underneath.

The second half was a role reversal as Munster dominated possession and territory but unforced errors in contact and a malfunctioning lineout continuously hampered any momentum they generated.

In terms of the officiating, Munster will have few complaints and won’t use that as an excuse for the result but they will be disappointed with an incident in the first half where a minimum of a yellow card should have been issued to a Glasgow Warriors player.

As the southern province attempted to slow down the ball as Glasgow were attacking, a Glasgow man led with a swinging arm and shoulder as he attempted to clear out a Munster player.

Ben Whitehouse spotted the issue at the time and referred the incident to the TMO but the man upstairs was unable to find the footage and Whitehouse allowed play to continue which ultimately led to the home side scoring a try.

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