Conor Murray displayed huge intelligence to get Munster off the mark against Toulon.
Munster, facing Toulon in the quarter-final of the European Champions Cup, were up against it today in Thomond Park. The home side were second best in the opening exchanges, as Toulon powered into a 6-0 lead, and spent the majority of the game inside the opposition half.
After Simon Zebo was forced off injured in what could be his final European game in Limerick, there was a sense around the famous ground that things were getting away from them.
However, a truly remarkable try ensued – one for the officiating purists.
With Toulon pinned back on their own line, but in possession at the breakdown, Conor Murray spotted that there was a knock-on at the base of the ruck. The Ireland and Lions scrum-half showed huge intelligence to act quickly, running around the ruck to touch down.
After about 10 minutes of the officials deliberating, the try was awarded, and Murray came in for plaudits.
CONOR MURRAY WITH THE MANKIEST TRY EVER SCORED #MUNvRCT
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) March 31, 2018
On balance that was a try by Conor Murray and well done him and the officials …. but Chris Ashton's penalty try was an absolute stone cold certain try. Black mark to the officials.
— Brendan gallagher (@gallagherbren) March 31, 2018
Conor Murray showing that for all the skills and ability in the world, sometimes it’s just about knowing the rulebook inside out and trusting your brain ??
— Alan O'Mara (@AOMTHECAT) 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
Conor Murray has a gigantic brain
— Eoin Sheahan (@EoinSheahan) March 31, 2018
— Garrett Tubridy (@gtubridy) March 31, 2018
Conor Murray is an absolute genius. Incredible awareness. So sharp.
— B P Smyth (@BenSmyth94) March 31, 2018
— Claire Greaney (@skirteen) March 31, 2018
Conor Murray is one of the most intelligent rugby players on the planet. #MUNvRCT
— Ashley Carter (@A_Carter92) March 31, 2018