An injury-ravaged Munster welcomed Toulon to Thomond Park today and suffered a devastating early blow after Simon Zebo departed in tears.
However, roared on by the Thomond faithful Munster never panicked and despite going six points down kept plugging away. They got their just reward after a little under half an hour when a quick-thinking Conor Murray spotted a knock-on at the back of a ruck and nipped in to score a crucial try.
There was a prolonged stoppage as referee Nigel Owens checked firstly was the ball out of the ruck, but having spotted the knock-on allowed advantage. Finally, Murray was checked for being onside and to the delight of the crowd all aspects were okay and Munster were awarded the try.
Conor Murray’s Rugby Intellect opens the scoring for Munster
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) March 31, 2018
CONOR MURRAY WITH THE MANKIEST TRY EVER SCORED #MUNvRCT
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) March 31, 2018
Conor Murray is the most game intelligent rugby player in the world, surely? Brilliant capacity to consistently make the right decisions
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) March 31, 2018
Conor Murray is a human rule book! Shrewdest try you’ll see on a rugby pitch 🏉🤓
— Will Slattery (@slatterywill) March 31, 2018