Glasgow win a boost for Scottish rugby

Date published: May 31 2015

Glasgow boss Gregor Townsend believes the Warriors' Pro12 success will give Scottish rugby real momentum going forward.

At the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, Glasgow proved far too good for Munster, running in four tries in their 31-13 success.

That followed last year's final defeat to Leinster as they claimed the Pro12 title for the first time.

And Townsend, who has overseen their rise to become title contenders, feels the team learned a lot from the defeat a year ago.

"I’m very proud and getting the trophy is superb," said Townsend.

"The players delivered and having been getting better and better over the last few seasons.

"We’d had experience of going to the final before, but we were calm all week and we knew that last year we didn’t do ourselves justice and that this was the time.

"Getting the trophy is fantastic and very satisfying but it will also make this team a better team.

"Glasgow have delivered and we know now what to do with big games coming up.

"When I played I saw Irish teams winning trophies and I believe we’ve had momentum and this trophy can really help kick-on what we intend to do in professional rugby in Scotland."