Munster have gone and scored their own version of the legendary Ronan O'Gara try against Toulouse in 2000.
In their Champions Cup clash this afternoon, away to their famed French opponents, Tadhg Beirne finished off a ridiculous Munster score that had a bit of everything; offloads, acrobatics, a cross-field, and powerful finish.
The move began with tree superb offloads courtesy of Malakai Fekitoa, Gavin Coombes, and Shane Daly, before Craig Casey fell over and whipped himself back up all in the one movement.
Carbery's cross field kick was the least accurate part of the move, but was none the less gathered by John Hodnett, while Calvin Nash showed slick footwork to tee-up Beirne.
Despite the try giving Munster the lead, they fell short in the end by a scoreline of 20-16.
Munster Strut Their Stuff Against Toulouse
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One of the best tries Munster have ever scored in any competition bar none. #TOUvMUN
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One of the stand out performers in a resurgent Munster side had been South African second-row Jean Kleyn. Speaking with the Examiner recently, he talked about his time in Ireland.
“Jeez, if you had told me when I was 21 that nine years later I’d be sitting in Ireland… I’ve a baby coming now in the next two weeks as well, just moved into a house we just finished building, so there’s been a lot that’s happened in the last 12 months for me in my personal life.
“I’ve a brother who lives up in Dublin, my parents are living over in the UK. Like, my entire world has changed through my move to Munster. It’s an odd one but it’s incredibly heartening to know the move at the start was worth what’s happening now.
“Where I am now in my life, I’ve great friends, I’m part of a great club, a great community. It’s weird to think how much time has passed and how much has happened since I arrived here first.
“I don’t think I ever had what I have now in mind for myself but everything I have now I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.”