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Tough job lies ahead in Munster semi-final, warns Glasgow Warriors skipper Al Kellock

Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock has warned his players that there is still work to do after last night's 54-0 hammering of Zebre at Scotstoun earned them a RaboDirect PRO12 home semi-final for the first time.

The home play-off has become Glasgow's Holy Grail in recent seasons. They have reached the last four of the PRO12 competition in three of the past four campaigns, but they have always played away and lost every time.

A simple victory over Zebre was always going to be enough to bring them back to Scotstoun next weekend. They will meet Munster on Friday at 7.35pm, with the other semi-final being between Leinster and Ulster in Dublin the following day.

No PRO12 side has won a play-off away from home, but Kellock, Glasgow's captain for the past seven seasons, made it clear after last night's one-sided victory that nothing can be taken for granted.

"It's massive for the club, but we can't get carried away with the home semi-final," said Kellock. "We've still got to go out and win the game. Munster won't be thinking it makes any difference because it's just 80 minutes of rugby to them. It's great to keep any team to nil and a great result to score that many tries. It's a great way to go into the semi-final. It's something for the club to get behind and the whole city to come and see."

Tickets for Friday's game went on sale at Scotstoun immediately after last night's match. The general sale will begin on Tuesday. It is understood that 2500 of the 10,000 seats must be allocated to visiting fans, and it is expected that Munster supporters will take up their full quota.

Warriors coach Gregor Townsend, who has guided the side to eight consecutive victories in the final weeks of the regular PRO12 season, echoed Kellock's words when he warned about the strength of the opposition Glasgow will now face. However, he also said he wanted a show of force from the Glasgow fans.

"We are looking for a sell-out crowd. I'm sure it will be, and Munster will bring supporters, but let's hope it's predominantly Glasgow supporters.

"We have a momentum going and we want to carry it on. We know there are two games left in the season and we want to get into that final and do as well as we can. It's great to get a home semi-final because it is tough to win away in the play-offs. We know we have to play well. We are playing against a team that has been one of the best in Europe over the past 10-15 years.

"They beat us here earlier in the season and we beat them at their place. I'm sure it will be a close game."

Leinster secured their home semi-final with a 15-13 win against Edinburgh. With that advantage, and as highest positioned side in the league, they are now favourites to host the final in Dublin on May 31.

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