Leinster 3-27 Munster: Full-strength Munster thump rivals in Rainbow Cup

Munster had misplaced their three earlier matches in opposition to Leinster this season
Leinster (3) 3
Pen: Hawkshaw
Munster (10) 27
Try: Murray 2, penalty attempt Cons: Carbery 2 Pen: Carbery 2

Conor Murray scored two tries as Munster claimed a luscious favor over Leinster of their first Rainbow Cup encounter.

The scrum-half of crossed as soon as in every half of as a corpulent-power Munster had been merely too sturdy for his or her noteworthy-modified opponents in Dublin.

With a Champions Cup semi-supreme developing subsequent week, Leinster will no less than really feel freed from the reality that influential trio Garry Ringrose, James Ryan and Caelan Doris returned to the beginning facet and bought right here all through the competition unscathed.

Whereas the Rainbow Cup is noteworthy from the Pro14 champions’ priority, they will peaceable begrudge the reality that they had been turned over so comprehensively by their greatest opponents on their dwelling flooring.

Having misplaced this season’s three earlier conferences, together with the Pro14 supreme, Munster’s personnel various indicated how badly Johann van Graan’s facet wished to pause the rot on Saturday.

They did so with medical effectivity, with Murray scoring his first after right kind 5 minutes when he restful the ball from Damian de Allende, who broke by way of midfield and evaded the yell of Jordan Larmour to ship his scrum-half of by way of.

Joey Carbery’s kicking saved Munster ticking alongside throughout the competition, whereas Leinster had been compelled into an early commerce at soar-half of with David Hawkshaw changing the injured Harry Byrne after right kind six minutes.

The retiring CJ Stander impressed as Munster dominated the breakdown in Dublin

Leinster had been a much bawl from their relentless very most real looking probably, however they did handle a injury late throughout the first half of when prop Stephen Archer was despatched to the sin bin for dreadful play on the ruck.

Alternatively they might moreover merely not capitalise on their numerical benefit, with Hawkshaw spurning a terribly kickable penalty forward of the hosts conceded a penalty whereas right kind inches removed from the strive-line to permit Munster an exit.

Murray then came across his second attempt halfway all through the second half of, sniping over after Chris Farrell had been stopped right kind temporary following a powerful carry.

The game was put to mattress with 10 minutes supreme when referee Chris Busby ran between the posts to award Munster a penalty attempt as Leinster intentionally collapsed a maul that was rolling in opposition to the motorway, with various scrum-half of Cormac Foley despatched to the sin bin.

Leinster: Larmour; Kearney, Ringrose (capt), O’Loughlin, Lowe; Harry Byrne, O’Sullivan; E Byrne, Sheehan, Porter; Molony, Baird; Murphy, Penny, Doris.

Replacements: Cronin, Dooley, Zigzag, Ryan, Fardy, Foley, Frawley, O’Brien.

Munster: Haley; Earls, Farrell, De Allende, Daly; Carbery, Murray; Kilcoyne, Scannell, Archer; Kleyn, Beirne; O’Mahony (capt), O’Donoghue, Stander.

Replacements: Barron, Loughman, Knox, Wycherley, G Coombes, Casey, Healy, Nash.

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