Rassie Erasmus, the Munster director of Rugby, has said that he thinks his team is in with a chance of winning in Europe after they booked their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a 14-12 defeat of Glasgow.

When Erasmus was asked if he thinks his team could be one of the favourites to win the competition he answered, “If the players play as hard as they can and that takes us as far as possible, I think we would be stupid to put targets out there. We are still a fairly new team, a fairly new management team, so it’s difficult to gauge where we can go.”

However, he went on to say that if the team can maintain its form them he thinks they have a chance of “getting somewhere”.

Over the weekend Glasgow were in front with ten minutes remaining but their hopes of winning were crushed when Stuart Hogg was sin-binned after his arm connected with the face of Andrew Conway. This allowed Saili to score the decisive touchdown as he dived over in the corner within two minutes of the Warriors dropping to 14 men.

The hosts did have one last chance to win, but it was missed by Finn Russell who decided to go for a chip-and-charge behind Munster defence when the drop-goal looked the safer option.
Glasgow now need to defeat Leicester at Welford Road next week to rescue their chances of qualification.

Speaking after the match Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend said, “We will have to play better but we are looking forward to it as we always knew we would have to win next week, even if we had won today. I still believe a win will get us into the quarter-finals but that will become clearer in the next few days.”