RUGBY PRO12 FINAL SLIDESHOW: Glasgow defeat Munster in Belfast showdown

Glasgow deservedly won the Guinness PRO12 title for the first time and became the first Scottish side to win the league with a 31-13 victory over Munster at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on Saturday.

There was no fairytale send-off for Paul O’Connell, in his final game for Munster before his move to France, with Warriors’ veteran Al Kellock heading into retirement as a winner as Glasgow made up for last season’s losing PRO12 final by lifting the silverware.

Glasgow's Al Kellock lifts the Guinness PRO12 Trophy

Glasgow's Al Kellock lifts the Guinness PRO12 Trophy

Three first-half tries from Glasgow - scored by Rob Harley, DTH van der Merwe and Henry Pyrgos - put Gregor Townsend’s side in the driving seat and, after leading 21-10 at half-time, the Warriors sealed the deal with Finn Russell’s 59th-minute touchdown.

Russell scored 13 of Glasgow’s total - the other points coming via a Duncan Weir penalty - but man of the match Leone Nakawara was immense. Munster managed a try from Andrew Smith, with a conversion and two penalties from Ian Keatley.