Rassie Erasmus On The Heavy Defeat To Glasgow & The Decision To Bring An Inexperienced Side

Reality check.

Munster’s fantastic start to the season came to a sudden halt last night as they were torn to shreds by Glasgow in a 37-10 loss at Scotstoun in round four of the PRO14.

The southern province came into the game have won their first three matches with a relatively inexperience side. Erasmus has opted so far to leave his Lions and most of his established Ireland international out of his team, but reckons the young guns learned some valuable lessons last night.

“We made a decision not to being a few of our major players, but to bring the young boys and see how they react,” Erasmus said following the defeat.
“I am sure they learned a lot about how to handle a situation like this but I am also sure that when we get the likes of Conor Murray back we will go forward and do better.”
“It is good to see the young boys in a situation like this, you always learn a lot.  Glasgow were really good on the night and to score four tries to two is testament to how well they played. Well done to them, we were not in the game.”

Up next for Munster is a home clash against Cardiff Blues in Thomond Park where you imagine a number of star players will return to the bench at least, before he goes all guns blazing for the huge derby clash with Leinster in round 6.

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