• Home
  • /
  • Rugby
  • /
  • Dramatic Scenes As Ben Healy's Late Try Snatched Victory For Munster V Ulster

Dramatic Scenes As Ben Healy's Late Try Snatched Victory For Munster V Ulster

Dramatic Scenes As Ben Healy's Late Try Snatched Victory For Munster V Ulster
By Michael Bolton Updated
Share this article

Ben Healy was the hero for Munster after his late converted try gifted Munster a dramatic 15-14 win over Ulster in Kingspan.

After trailing for the entire game, victory looked unlikely for Munster in a scrappy affair that saw both teams underperform.

However, Ben Healy, who came on in the second half, rescued an unlikely victory for Munster as he converted his own try for dramatic victory that could be crucial come the end of the season.

It was a story of Munster fly-halfs delivering when needed, as Jack Crowley was named player of the match. After the win, he spoke on the progress Munster have made in recent weeks to move within a point of the play-offs.

Advertisement

Rome wasn't built in a day, we knew this at the beginning of the season. New coaching staff, new players, new set-up, new system. It's just about trusting that and believing in what you're doing and going the right way.

At the start of the season we didn't get results, but we knew if we stuck with it, and build layer on layer, we'd come to moments like these. In moments where you got to grind it out go after it, we trusted our attack. Credit to the staff and also to the boys and the players to apply it out there.

To get a win like that down here, it means something, and it's also a credit to the quality Ulster are."

Munster Win In Dramatic Fashion

Recommended

In a busy festive period, both side made changes for the provincial derby. It was Ulster who were asking the questions going forward.

Munster's lack of discipline at the breakdown lead to John Cooney taking full advantage to give Ulster a 9-0 lead through three penalties.

Munster upped their game and despite losing Tom Stewart to the sin bin, some heroic defending saw them hold out with nine point lead at the interval.

Advertisement

Munster continued their momentum and had the first try of the game through Paddy Patterson, but couldn't build any momentum in a scrappy display by both sides.

Ulster must have through they had sealed victory when Robert Baloucoune went over in the 67th minute gave them a 14-5 lead.

However, Ben Healy's 73rd minute penalty made it a six point game, and it was his converted try in the 80th minute that secured a crucial victory for Munster.

Advertisement

Advertisement

SEE ALSO: Watch: Ronan O'Gara Gives Incredible Interview After Champions Cup Triumph Over Leinster 

Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Share this article

Copyright © 2023. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement