Rugby – Munster defeat Edinburgh in Musgrave Park

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Rory Scanell scores one of Munster’s four tries.  Pic by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

MUNSTER rugby secured a much needed bonus point win over Edinburgh at Musgrave Park tonight. The final scoreline of 27-19 does not tell the full story in what was a weird game. Munster led 20-13 at the break thanks to tries from Conway, Zebo and Scannell.

However, a full forty minutes without a score from the men in red, saw Edinburgh eek their way back into the game, getting the score as close to 20-19.

The bonus point try came from Francis Saili, who barrelled over from 5 metres out to the delight of a sold out Musgrave Park.

Munster now head into next Saturday’s clash with the Scarlets in sixth spot, with Champions Cup qualification in their own hands.


Scoring Timeline:

6th – Rory Scannell TRY 5-0 Converted by Johnny Holland

15th – Tovey Penalty 7-3 to Munster

19th – Tovey TRY 10-7 with the convert

22nd – Johnny Holland penalty – 10-10

28th – Zebo TRY 15-10  Convert from J Holland missed

35th – Conway TRY 20-10 Convert missed J Holland

38th – Tovey penalty – 20-13


43rd – Tovey penalty – 20-16 to Munster

77th – Saili TRY – 27-19 to Munster Convert by Holland

FINAL SCORE 27-19 to Munster.

Munster: Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Billy Holland, Dave O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander, Conor Murray, Johnny Holland, Keith Earls, Rory Scannell, Franis Saili, Andrew Conway, Simon Zebo. Subs: Mike Sherry, James Cronin, John Ryan, Robin Copeland, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Ronan O’Mahony.

Edinburgh: Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford, WP Nel, Anton Bresler, Ben Toolis, James Ritchie, John Hardie, Cornell Du Preez, Sean Kennedy, Jason Tovey, Tom Brown, Andries Strauss, Matt Scott, Damian Hoyland, Blair Kinghorn. Subs: Stuart Mc Inally, Rory Sutherland, John Andress, Magnus Bradbury, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Chris Dean, Dougie Fife.

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