Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster : Glasgow and Leinster have dominated this season’s Guinness Pro14, but only one of them can lift the trophy at Celtic Park this weekend. Rugby World previews the final
Guinness PRO14 Final Live
Team : Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Live
Date : Saturday, May 25, 2019
Start Time : 18:30 BST
Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Live
If ever there was a statement of intent ahead of the biggest club game in the history of Scottish rugby, it was delivered by Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie in the hours leading up to this year’s Pro14 final at Celtic Park.
“It should be a hell of an occasion,” he said, “we pride ourselves on our brutality and so do they, so there will be some sore bodies.”
When about 50,000 sit down to watch Glasgow take on Leinster at a cauldron-like stadium which is famously atmospheric on European nights, they will witness a pulsating final that pits the competition’s two best sides – by far – against each other.
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Owens, who is the most experienced official in the Guinness PRO14, takes charge of his sixth decider and will also be refereeing the 13th major final of his career having also been appointed to six European Cup Finals and the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final.
A statement from the PRO14 reads: “The decision to appoint the officials was based primarily on performance and capability. Owens, Lacey and Adamson have been the best-performing match officials during the 2018/19 season with all three taking charge of games in this season’s Guinness PRO14 Final Series.”
Rennie admits he had been forced to tell the “excitable” 26-year-old to calm down at times during the build up to the Parkhead showdown.
But now he wants the rest of his squad to ramp up their effort levels and make sure Hogg goes out on a high.
“We tried to put the brakes on Stuart today,” Rennie said after getting his first look around Celtic’s 60,000-seater home. “He went berserk yesterday at training, putting in some massive high-speed numbers.
“He’s seen that the field is a little bit shorter (at Celtic Park) so he was lining up some kicks from the opposition 22m line type of thing.