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The Reaction As Late Late Leicester Show Breaks Munster Hearts

Two giants of European rugby played out a tense and nail-biting battle this evening in Welford Road, as Leicester Tigers denied Munster a famous victory at the death.

Despite going down 38-0 at Thomond Park last week, the English side dug deep to secure a memorable win over the two-time European champions.

In a game that didn’t quite spring to life until late on, Munster were chasing the Tigers’ lead when a breakaway meant that Simon Zebo had to cover back. However controversially the TMO felt that Zebo could have pulled out of a challenge before the ball was kicked, and a yellow card was awarded.

Nonetheless, the brave 14 men of Munster pushed forward and Niall Scannell finished off a well-worked team try. It looked like they had done just enough to get the win, after an ugly conversion from Tyler Bleyendaal saw them into a one point lead.

However, Leicester don’t hold such an impressive European record at Welford Road for nothing, and stopped the Irishmen with a late penalty from Owen Williams in his own half.

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