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Watch: Tadhg Beirne's Vital Steal The Highlight Of Great Performance

Watch: Tadhg Beirne's Vital Steal The Highlight Of Great Performance
By Arthur James O'Dea

Scarlets are the first team to make sure of their place in this year's Champions Cup semi-final; and Munster-bound Tadhg Beirne is the man many people are crediting with spearheading this achievement.

Hosting the French side La Rochelle, Scarlets ran out 29-15 winners in their first Champions Cup quarter-final since 2007.

At clutch moments during the frenetic tie, it was Beirne who proved decisive; his 70th minute steal from a La Rochelle line-out proving invaluable as Scarlets were reduced to 14-men.

Fortunate himself not to receive a yellow-card over a few contentious decisions, Beirne's overall performance nonetheless captured the imagine of many who are looking forward to seeing the former Leinster man in a Munster, and presumably Irish, jersey.

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Speaking ahead of today's tie, Beirne revealed how the decision to leave Scarlets had not been an easy one, and that he remained determined to all he could for a club that had showed such faith in him.

If the plaudits he is receiving are anything measure of this, he is doing just that.

The three remaining Champions Cup quarter-finals will take place over the course of this weekend; with Munster taking on Toulon tomorrow, and Leinster facing Saracens on Sunday.

See Also: Leinster And Munster Teams Named Ahead Champions Cup Matches

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