Gallery: Connacht secure home semi-final against Glasgow

It was a clean sweep for the Irish provinces today

Gallery: Connacht secure home semi-final against Glasgow

Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Connacht secured second spot and a home-semi final as they defeated Glasgow Warriors 14-7 at the Sportsground this afternoon.

Tries from Bundee Aki and Tiernan O'Halloran helped the Westerners earn a historic home-semi final in front of an electric crowd in Galway. 

Glasgow's cause wasn't helped by their prop  Sila Puafisi, who was shown a straight red card for leading with his head into the face of Kieran Marmion.

Their first ever semi-final will be a repeat of this fixture in two weeks time.

Ulster will face Leinster in the other semi-final with the Northern province finishing in fourth despite routing the Ospreys 46-26 at the Liberty Stadium in Wales. 

Paddy Jackson excelled from fly-half, scoring one try and 17 points from the boot. 

Rory Best, Andrew Trimble, Chris Henry, Stuart Olding and Franco Van Der Merwe all crossed the whitewash to give Ulster a comprehensive win and secure fourth place. 

Elsewhere, Leinster racked up 50 points against Teviso in the RDS, giving them second place in the table, while Munster secured Champions Cup rugby next season with a 31-15 win over Scarlets in Thomond Park.  

Here are the best pictures. 

Connacht 14-7 Glasgow

Glasgow's Gordon Reid and Bundee Aki of Connacht
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Connacht's Bundee Aki scores his sides first try
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Glasgow's Jonny Gray and Aly Muldowney of Connacht
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Connacht's Tiernan O’Halloran and Leone Nakarawa of Glasgow
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Connacht's Tiernan O’Halloran and Tommy Seymour of Glasgow
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Leinster 50-19 Treviso

Leinster's Johnny Sexton scores a try
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Leinster's Garry Ringrose makes a break
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Leinster's Jordi Murphy tackled by Alessandro Zanni of Treviso
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Leinster's Rhys Ruddock with Edoardo Gori of Treviso
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Munster 31-15 Scarlets

Scarlets’s Jake Ball wins a line-out
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Scarlets’s Steve Shingler kicks a penalty
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Munster’s Simon Zebo
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Munster’s Francis Saili scores a try
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Munster’s Dave O'Callaghan
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ospreys 26-46 Ulster

Ulster's Stuart McCloskey is tackled by Ospreys' Sam Underhill
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Craig Thomas
Jared Payne is tackled by Ospreys' Owen Watkin and James King
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Craig Thomas
Ulster's Andrew Trimble scores his side's third try
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Craig Thomas
Ulster's Ruan Pienaar
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ian Cook
Ulster's Andrew Trimble
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Craig Thomas
Ulster's Luke Marshall is tackled by Ospreys' Owen Watkin
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Craig Thomas