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Watch: Shuddering Francis Saili Hit Sets Up Late Winning Try For Munster

Watch: Shuddering Francis Saili Hit Sets Up Late Winning Try For Munster

Munster trailed for long spells away to Cardiff Blues in the Pro12 tonight, but in the end, they squeaked a victory that takes them above Leinster and into second spot, for a couple of hours at least.

The game was tied at 13-13 five minutes from the end, but Munster stood up superbly to close the game out. Rory Scannell kicked a drop goal to edge Munster 16-13 ahead, before a monstrous Francis Saili hit and some quick thinking from Conor Oliver took the game beyond Cardiff's reach.

Scannell kicked this crucial drop goal with five minutes remaining:

And moments later, Munster wrapped the game up: a shuddering Francis Saili hit turned the ball over in Munster's favour, and Conor Oliver's quick thinking at the base of the ruck resulted in his streaking home to seal victory.

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Impressive resolve from Munster.

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Gavin Cooney
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