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Watch: Stunning Late Leinster Try Seals Win Over Munster

Watch: Stunning Late Leinster Try Seals Win Over Munster

Leinster have beaten Munster 13-10 in the PRO14 this evening, scoring a wonderful team try late on to overcome an early deficit.

Leinster entered this game looking for their fifth consecutive win over their provincial rivals, which would equal the record for the longest winning streak in this fixture.

However, they would quickly find themselves 10-0 after Munster got off to a flying start. Tadhg Beirne would score the first try of the game in the 12th minute.

From this point, Leinster would have most of the territory. They quickly responded with a penalty from Johnny Sexton and would go close to scoring a first half try on a couple of occasions.

However, some heroic defending from the home team managed to keep them at bay.

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Sexton would score a second penalty with the last act of the first half to make the score 10-6 at the interval.

Leinster's chances seemed to have suffered a major blow when Sexton was forced off with an apparent hamstring issue just over ten minutes into the second half.

The home side continued to show incredible resolve in defending their own try line. A huge turnover from Tadhg Beirne just before the hour mark was the perfect example, with the second row getting his third steal of the night.

However, Leinster would not be denied for too much longer.

They produced a stunning team try in the closing stages to take the lead for the first time. Jordan Larmour was the man who touched down, finishing off a cracking team move from a line-out.

Ross Byrne would then nail the conversion from the sideline to extend the lead to 13-10. This would ultimately be the difference between the sides.

It also extends their winning run over Munster to five games, matching the streak they had between from 2009-2010.

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Gary Connaughton

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