Leinster pull off historic Munster win

Leinster got their first win at Musgrave Park in 22 years which puts them at the top of the Magners League.


Shane Horgan’s second-half try gave Michael Cheika’s side the victory in a fiercely-contested derby.


The match looked like it might end in a draw after the scores were locked at 3-3 for over 50 minutes until Luke Fitzgerald broke and sent Horgan in.


Munster’s Ronan O’Gara had a shocker and missed three penalty kicks out of four attempts while Felipe Contepomi landed a penalty and a conversion for Leinster.


Eddie O’Sullivan might have a Six Nations injury concern after Leinster lost captain Brian O’Driscoll to a leg injury after half an hour which meant that Jonathan Sexton came in at number 10 and Contepomi moved to centre.


Final Score Munster 3 Leinster 10


Munster (3) 3
Pen: O’Gara


Leinster (3) 10
Try: Horgan
Con: Contepomi
Pen: Contepomi


Teams


Munster:
S Payne, K Lewis, R Tipoki, L Mafi, I Dowling, R O’Gara, capt, P Stringer, M Horan, J Flannery, J Hayes, D O’Callaghan, M O’Driscoll, D Ryan, D Wallace, D Leamy.

Replacements: F Sheahan, T Buckley, A Foley, N Ronan, G Hurley, P Warwick, B Murphy.

 

Leinster:
R Kearney, S Horgan, B O’Driscoll, capt, G D’Arcy, L Fitzgerald, F Contepomi, C Willis, O le Roux, B Jackman, S Wright, L Culle, M O’Kelly, S Keogh, S Jennings, J Heaslip.

Replacements: B Blaney, C Healy, C Jowitt, K Gleeson, C Keane, J Sexton, G Brown.

Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU).

 

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