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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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

Arthur James O'Dea

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