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Rory Scannell Explains Decision-Making Process Behind Late Munster Win

Rory Scannell Explains Decision-Making Process Behind Late Munster Win
By PJ Browne
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Rory Scannell was the hero for Munster on Saturday night as his side came from 14 points down midway through the second half against Glasgow to claim a last-gasp win.

Tries from Alex Wootton and Alby Mathewson, one of which was converted by Ian Keatley, got Munster back within touching distance.

Scannell then kicked a late penalty from 55m to win the game 25-23. The centre admitted to RTÉ after the game that he did not realise it was two points Munster were trailing by at the time.

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"Keats asked me if I wanted to take the shot and I was happy to," said Scannell.

Billy Holland wanted to go to the corner, but I told him I’d kick it. I felt I had the legs so I said I’d give it a go.

I knew I struck it fairly well. I was fairly confident it had the legs, whether it had the direction, I didn’t know.

I might have celebrated a bit too early, but luckily it had the legs.

Captain Peter O'Mahony was on the ground receiving medical treatment while his teammates discussed what action to take. O'Mahony eventually got involved too and it was agreed to take a shot.

"Billy, Keats and myself all had a chat. When Pete got up we all came to an agreement that we’d have a shot at goal.

"I haven’t struck one that well for a while, so it was great to save it for tonight."

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Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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