With so many factors working against them, and the talismanic Simon Zebo taken off early in the first-half, Munster, incredibly, overcame Toulon and claimed a priceless 20-19 victory in Thomond Park.
Trailing as the match entered its closing moments, a moment of absolute magic from Andrew Conway provided the try Munster needed to claim a remarkable victory and progress to the Champions Cup semi-final.
Having gone 6-0 behind initially, the ingenuity of Conor Murray's allowed Munster a foothold in the game. With numerous match-winners emerging all over the pitch, there has been a huge swell of support for province.
Munster Rugby & Thomond Park, #Limerick - can't beat it for big European games #SUAF #ChampionsCup
— Barry Duggan (@dugganbarry) March 31, 2018
Decent ould game.
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) March 31, 2018
Incredible stuff from Munster! Sensational try from Conway to cap it off too, what a game
— Michael Mellett (@Michael_Mellett) March 31, 2018
Amazing post match scenes at #ThomondPark - well done #Munster & the fans! Some atmosphere!! #MUNvRCT pic.twitter.com/D9I8OWmkJx
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) March 31, 2018
That's the Munster that I've grown up with. Backs against the ropes for most of the game and stealing a 1 point win with an unreal try. Semi finals here we come ❤️ #suaf @Munsterrugby
— Gareth (@garethlyons00) March 31, 2018
That is going down in Munster lore #MUNvRCT
— Broken Remote (@broken_remote) March 31, 2018
Needless to say, Andrew Conway and his crucial, individually superb try, conjured plenty of excitement.
Andrew Conway take a bow. Superb victory #MUNvRCT
— Killian Young (@killianyoung) March 31, 2018
Andrew Conway 👏👏👏 #MUNvRCT
— Rose Dunne (@rosedunne21) March 31, 2018
#Munster beat #Toulon 20-19.
Hard as nails. What a win. Andrew Conway try is what you dream of as a kid. #EuropeanCupRugby
— Andrew Castle (@AndrewCastle63) March 31, 2018
Miracle try from Andrew Conway to win Champions Cup qfinal for Munster. Mighty. What a win
— Morgan Buckley (@MorganBuckleyIR) March 31, 2018
And Andrew Conway’s try was even better #ray https://t.co/Y15o2KLR13
— David Flatman (@davidflatman) March 31, 2018
Andrew Conway - that was simply unbelievable #suaf
— Martin O’Connor (@Martinoc00) March 31, 2018
Man of the match Peter O'Mahony had no shortage of people lining up to congratulate him on an outstanding performance also.
And the Man of the Match is....Peter O'Mahony! pic.twitter.com/fTsFWMHfgL
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) March 31, 2018
O'Mahony an animal of a man #unreal
— Eoghan O Connell (@bonesyo) March 31, 2018
Peter O'Mahony with one of those epic performances that give two fingers to Opta stats. He was immense.
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) March 31, 2018
#MUNvTOU so proud of my namesake Peter O'Mahony and the whole Munster team. What a game and what a win ☘☘☘🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮😁👍
— Fiona O'Mahony 🇺🇦 (@fionaufo) March 31, 2018