Last week I wrote about the emergency of Scottish Rugby in regard to our many clubs that have dwindling memberships and resources.

I am glad to say that I have had many club members and officials contact me, even including former internationalists calling to agree, and I will be looking in depth over the next few weeks about the possible ways forward to right the many wrongs of Scottish rugby.

Not everyone will like what I say about the various options for our sport, but I will set out my case for the reform of the game in this country, because first of all, we can’t let rugby in Scotland dwindle any further in any way.

Leaving aside the question of whether the governing body of the sport in Scotland should also be the owners of the wholly owned subsidiaries that are Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors – it’s a question I will return to soon when I point out the huge conflicts of interest in modern rugby – the fact is that this weekend will see the Warriors play Munster in Limerick in the semi-finals of the United Rugby Championship and like it or not, Glasgow now carry Scotland’s banner into the penultimate match of the domestic season.

It really is a case of Glasgow being sent an SOS – Save Our Season – because after a less than impressive Six Nations by the national squad and a frankly disappointing performance by Edinburgh Rugby, it is down to the Warriors to save Scottish rugby’s face, at least as far as the professional sides are concerned.

At the start of the season I thought the Warriors might make it to the semi-finals, and despite a bit of a rough ride on occasion, here they are just one match away from the URC final. To finish fourth in the URC has been an achievement and before we know what’s going to happen on Saturday, it should be acknowledged that Glasgow have done their supporters proud at Scotstoun by going unbeaten in the championship in the west end of the city.

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There have been some excellent displays by Glasgow over the course of the championship, and the quarter final win over Stormers was a case in point. To produce such a terrific rally when reason dictated that the Warriors should falter after such a long and difficult season was testament to the fighting spirit that Franco Smith has imbued into his men, and the Glaswegian roars that greeted the final whistle might have been partly composed of relief but were also testament to a job well done. I don’t think I have ever been so pleased with a Scottish result in the URC. Now for Munster and a titanic semi-final at Thomond Park in Limerick.

I could go on about how a home match in a semi-final is a massive advantage and not something you would see in a Scottish football tournament for example, but everyone knew the rules before the season started so the fact that Munster have earned this home tie instead of the game being played at a neutral venue is something we will just have to live with – we would hardly have complained had Glasgow earned the right to play this crucial match at Scotstoun.

Home advantage hugely favours Munster, especially at Thomond Park as opposed to Musgrave Park in Cork. Let me lay out a few facts for you as to why Munster are overwhelming favourites for Saturday’s encounter.

Munster have won their last ten URC matches since Connacht beat them in Galway on New Year's Day. That’s the province’s best run in all tournaments for 13 years.

Munster have played in 12 previous semi-finals, winning six and losing six. However, they have been successful in all four played at Thomond Park.

Thomond Park is their real home base and I can assure you the atmosphere in front of 20,000-plus home fans is quite incredible, as shown by the fact that Munster’s only defeat in Limerick in the URC this season was to Leinster way back in December.

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By contrast, Glasgow have played in nine previous semi-finals, winning just three, and the Warriors have lost all five semi-finals they have played away from home.

So why do I hold out the hope that the Warriors can win on Saturday? I remember Glasgow’s terrific performance on their most recent visit to Thomond Park in March last year when they achieved their first victory at the stadium since 2014. They went on to lose the quarter-final against Munster, but that was a bad day at the office and Franco Smith and the coaching staff will ensure that it was the first victory that is recalled.

That 38-26 win was a hailed as a ‘performance for the ages’ and I wouldn’t disagree. It’s why I have some hopes that the Warriors can repeat the dose on Saturday.

Logic dictates that Munster will have too much firepower as they search for a place in the final, so I am just hoping that Glasgow can do the illogical and beat their opponents.

We can but hope.