Glasgow Warriors stormed past Leinster for their sixth bonus-point win of the season, Munster cruised to a comfortable win over Dragons while Scarlets edge to a nervy win over Benetton Rugby in Conference B.
WHAT THEY SAID
JJ Hanrahan, who kicked seven Munster conversions in Erasmus’ farewell, sung the outgoing coach’s praises.
“In my view, Rassie and Jacques (Nienaber, assistant) are two of the best coaches I’ve had or seen in action,” he said.
“You read about coaches as players, you hear about them but being in this environment with them was unbelievable.
“I’ve learned so much, I’ve just been like a sponge for the last couple of weeks or months and it’s sad to see them go but it’s a great opportunity for them.
“They’re on to better things where their careers want to go so happy for them and great to get the opportunity.”
Glasgow Head Coach David Rennie is delighted his side’s outstanding form has fed higher expectations from the Scotstoun support.
“There’s an expectation. We’re not so much focused on winning the game, the quality of performance and so on, but we’re trying to drive an expectation at the club,” he said.
“We expect to get a positive result and so do our supporters. That’s what drives getting the little things right, and I was pleased with how we prepared this week.
“I thought Callum Gibbins and the boys did a great job of driving things while our international boys are away, too, so hats off to them.”
Rassie Erasmus couldn’t hide his emotions at leaving Munster after a highly successful 18 months as leader of the Irish province.
“I’ve learned a hell of a lot, on the field and off the field,” he said.
“You’ve got supporters here that are really intense and support you right through tough times.
“Then personally, just what happened the last year off the field was also a humbling life-changing experience, a lot of things that I’ve learned about ourselves and family.
“It’s tough to leave a club that’s been awesome to us. It’s sad but everyone has just been supportive.”
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