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John Hodnett Scores Stunning Try In MOTM Performance In Munster Debut

John Hodnett Scores Stunning Try In MOTM Performance In Munster Debut

Munster hammered the Southern Kings last night, running in ten tries in a massive 68-3 win. While there was no shortage of encouraging signs from a game where they were missing their internationals, the debut of John Hodnett was probably the highlight of the evening.

Hodnett was key part of the Ireland U20 side that claimed Six Nations grand slam glory in 2019, putting in a number of impressive performance. Judging by last night he will have little trouble in transferring that form to senior level.

He would contribute to the first try of the night, showing a remarkable turn of pace to win a penalty for his side five metres short of the line.

He would run in a try of his own in the second half. His speed was on show once again, with Hodnett collecting the slip pass from Neil Cronin to burn the Kings defence.

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Hodnett would rewarded for his efforts with the man-of-the-match award.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader after the game, Hodnett he was surprised to receive the award despite having few nerves before the game.

I wasn't too bad. Last year with the the U20s we had a good exposure to what the games are like. I've already had a taste of it internationally, so it was alright...

A small bit. In fairness Arno [Botha] got three tries, so I think maybe because it was my debut I got the benefit of the doubt. I was happy with that.

Hodnett could see more playing time in the next couple of weeks, with Munster set play Zebre and Scarletts before their international players return from the Six Nations.

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Gary Connaughton

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