Guinness PRO14 Wrap: Friday - Munster, Glasgow and Ulster victorious
Last Updated: 13/04/18 11:28pm
There were wins for Munster, Glasgow and Ulster on Friday in Round 20 of the Guinness PRO14.
With three fixtures taking place on Friday, here's a round-up of all that went on...
Cheetahs 17-19 Munster
Munster recorded a second-half fightback to defeat the Cheetahs 19-17 in Bloemfontein, after an influential display by replacement Conor Murray.
The Cheetahs dominated the first half and led 17-7 at the break thanks to tries from Clayton Blommetjies and Tian Meyer - the second of which came with Simon Zebo in the sin bin.
Murray reduced the deficit with a converted try after a dart from a five-metre scrum, soon after coming on for the injured James Hart.
Three penalties from JJ Hanrahan moved Munster to within one point before the Ireland scrum-half took over kicking duties to land a decisive long-distance penalty from inside his own half for the win, to keep them in second place in Conference A.
Glasgow 35-22 Connacht
Glasgow secured top spot in Conference A and thereby a home semi-final with a 35-22 win over Connacht.
After Finlay Bealham gave the visitors the perfect start, tries from Stuart Hogg, Alex Dunbar and Fraser Brown saw Glasgow go into the break with a 30-8 lead.
Despite the margin of their lead the hosts continued to play with attacking vigour and Henry Pyrgos finished a free-flowing move to hand Glasgow the bonus point.
Connacht responded well in the closing stages of the match with a try from Caolin Blade before a penalty try was awarded by the on-field referee, with Jack Carty providing five points from his boot.
Ulster 8-0 Ospreys
Ulster made it back-to-back wins in the PRO14 to keep their play-off hopes alive after shading a tight encounter with Ospreys 8-0 at the Kingspan Stadium.
The Irish province secured the four points late on when Jacob Stockdale made the most of a spilt ball in the last minute to score near the posts for a converted try and deny the visitors a losing bonus point.
This was the Ospreys' first defeat in five games and it marked interim coach Allen Clarke's first visit to the Kingspan since departing last season.
Kieron Fonotia appeared to have scored for the Ospreys under the posts in the first half but the try was disallowed for a neck roll by Alun Wyn Jones on Iain Henderson.
The PRO14 coverage continues when Edinburgh host Scarlets on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action from 3pm.