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Munster Fans In Awe After Incredible Comeback Win Away To Clermont

Munster Fans In Awe After Incredible Comeback Win Away To Clermont

Never quit on Munster Rugby. While the province has endured more downs than ups over the past decade, belief is deep in Munster's DNA. Down 28-9 tonight, in one of the most difficult venues in European rugby, Munster found a way to beat Clermont Auvergne and win 39-31. The result is as inspiring as it was improbable. The men in red were being buried by all and sundry on social media during a dreary first half only to rise like Lazarus and storm to a victory that ranks alongside all of their famous European wins.

It was a nicely-worked try by fullback Mike Haley that got Munster back within touching distance of Clermont.

JJ Hanrahan scored 24 points along the way and Josh Wycherley was a force to be reckoned with in his first European start. It was a famous all-around team performance, but Munster were driven on by Man of the Match CJ Stander. Stander scored the try that sent Munster past Clermont. He was also caught with a huge grin on his face just as Munster won a late penalty in a maul.

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Not surprisingly, Munster fans were ecstatic after the fulltime whistle, not just about this result, but what it says about the up-and-coming players at Thomond Park.

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Donny Mahoney
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Donny Mahoney is Chief Sportswriter and one of the founders of Balls.ie

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