Munster hold off Saracens in Heineken Cup

Ronan O’Gara kicked all of his team’s points as Munster held off Saracens 15-9 in Pool 1 of the Heineken Cup at Thomond Park.


O’Gara slotted five penalties to Owen Farrell’s three but the result could have been very different as the Saracens fly half missed four of his goal kicks.


The tryless result means that Saracens take a losing points from the match in the standings and hold on to the top spot in their pool while Munster are tie on 10 points but in second place.


More to follow.


Final Score Munster 15 (9) Saracens 9 (3)


Scorers


Munster
Penalties:O’Gara 5


Saracens
Penalties: Farrell 3


Match Officials
Referee:
Pascal Gauzere (Fra),
Assistant ref: Christophe Berdos (Fra),
Assistant ref: Cyril Lafon (Fra),
TMO: Jean-Pierre Pellaprat (Fra),
Citing Commisioner: Douglas Hunter (Sco)


Teams


Munster Rugby: Felix Jones; Doug Howlett (c), Keith Earls, James Downey, Simon Zebo; Ronan O’Gara, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry, BJ Botha, Donncha O’Callaghan, Donnacha Ryan, David O’Callaghan, Peter O’Mahony, James Coughlan.


Replacements: Damien Varley, Wian Du Preez, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Patrick Butler, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Casey Laulala.


Saracens: Alex Goode; Chris Ashton, Owen Farrell, Bradley Barritt, Chris Wyles; Charlie Hodgson, Neil de Kock; Rhys Gill, Schalk Brits, Matt Stevens, Steve Borthwick (c), Mouritz Botha, Kelly Brown, Will Fraser, Ernst Joubert.


Replacements: John Smit, Mako Vunipola, Petrus Du Plessis, George Kruis, Andy Saull, Richard Wigglesworth, Joel Tomkins, David Strettle

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