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Gregor Townsend On Racing v Munster – ‘We Switched It Off At Halftime’

Glasgow Head Coach Gregor Townsend said that he and the Warriors coaching staff switched off the Racing 92-Munster game at halftime after Munster raced out to a 25-0 after the opening half.

In a starting XV with no Brice Dulin, Yannick Nyanga, Leone Nakarawa, Maxime Machenaud or Dan Carter, Racing were mercilessly punished by Munster who picked up their ninth win from their last 10 games.

First-half tries from Simon Zebo, CJ Stander and Andrew Conway all but wrapped up the result for Munster at halftime, but it was also enough for Townsend and his coaching staff who were quite unimpressed by Racing’s first-half display.

“We watched it, the coaches, and switched it off after half-time when the result was a foregone conclusion,” Townsend told BBC Scotland.

“Munster played really well. Racing were out of the tournament. They chose to mix up their team and there was only one team that dominated the game.

“The tournament is what it is. You have to play the opposition you’re up against. We played Racing at the beginning and that’s just the way it is. We played really well to win both those games.”

Munster will now face Glasgow next weekend in a top of the table clash in Pool 1 with the Warriors needing a win to guarantee a place in the knockout stages.

Jack O’Toole, Pundit Arena

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