Edinburgh fight back to beat Munster

Struggling Edinburgh fought back to secure a 29-14 victory at Murrayfield on Friday night to end Munster’s unbeaten run in fine style.


Fresh from a run of misfortune that saw the Scots become only the second side to fall at the sword of Aironi, the gunners came out fighting to slay the giants of the competition. Greig Laidlaw was once again the team’s talisman, scoring nine points in the first 15 minutes from penalties.


From there on, the hosts were on a roll and thanks to the grunt work of the back of the pack led by 16 points by the 20 minute mark as Matthew Scott earned himself five points to go with the proverbial key to the door on his 21st birthday.


Ian Keatley opened Munster’s account shortly after with a flurry of three penalties of his own but after the break Edinburgh were back in charge with more penalties for Laidlaw and a barnstorming try for Stephen Lawrie.


Munster responded by turning the score against the hosts, but it was too late, and an unconverted try was all that was left in their reserves before the final whistle blew and dashed Irish hopes.


Final Score Edinburgh 29 (16) Munster 14 (9)


Scorers


Edinburgh
Tries: Lawrie, Scott
Con: Laidlaw (2)
Pen: Laidlaw (5)


Munster
Tries: Barnes
Pen: Keatley (3)


Attendance : 3.467

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