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Mixed Night For Irish Provinces As Munster Falter And Ulster Triumph

It was a mixed night for the Irish provinces in the Guinness PRO14 as Munster fell to Glasgow and Ulster won a dramatic clash with Edinburgh. 

Munster faced a tough task as they travelled to Scotstoun to take on the Glasgow Warriors and they were completely blown away in the opening 40 minutes as they conceded three tries.

In the second half, Munster brought on the likes of Tadhg Beirne, Joey Carbery and Stephen Archer which gave the southern province a better foothold in the game but they let themselves too much to do in the second half to claw back the 22-0 deficit at halftime. Ultimately, the managed one try in the second half through Rhys Marshall but it was too little too late as they fell to a 25-10 defeat.

At the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, Ulster pulled off a dramatic comeback win against Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh. 16 points from the boot of Simon Hickey and a try from Tom Brown gave the away side a 6-16 lead at halftime.

However, in the second half, Will Addison, John Cooney and Craig Gilroy all crossed for tries to send the Kingspan Stadium into raptures as they took a 27-26 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining.

Hickey seemed to have sealed it with a penalty for Edinburgh but Cooney was the hero for the second week in a row as his penalty at the death gave Ulster a 30-29 win.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter