Munster 19-31 Leicester

Ben Youngs celebrates

Ben Youngs scored while his group were down to 14 men

Leicester confirmed their 100% start to their European Champions Cup debate with feat during Munster.

Niki Goneva’s intelligent finish in a dilemma and Mike Fitzgerald’s try after a Munster line-out blunder gave a English side a half-time lead.

Munster looked set to launch a quip as James Cronin overwhelmed down.

But a Tigers scored by Ben Youngs, and even yet Mike Sherry replied, a Irish range suffered a singular home better in a competition.

It is usually a fifth time in 67 games that Munster have unsuccessful to win a home compare in Europe’s chosen crater foe – and dual of those have been defeats by Leicester.

Munster are 9 points adrift of Richard Cockerill’s Pool Four leaders – nonetheless they have played one fewer fixture.

Memorable night for Tigers amid Munster errors

Two of Leicester’s 3 tries were helped by Munster mistakes

It was a glorious feat for a Tigers, who were clinical in a Munster half after carrying withstood waves of home pressure.

Munster did not onslaught for possession in a antithesis 22, though their brazen container were outmuscled by Leicester’s, with England harlot Tom Youngs and countryman Ed Slater heading a resistance, while Locky McCaffrey dominated during a breakdown.

However, Ireland conduct manager Joe Schmidt, with his patrol for a Six Nations in Feb to consider, would have been gratified by a opening of CJ Stander.

The South Africa-born series 8 is now competent to play for Ireland by residency, and a 25-year-old looked assured with a round in hand, carrying into a Tigers defence.

But a hosts were dismantled by dual pivotal errors possibly side of half-time, as Niall Scannell’s overpower from a line-out gave Fitzgerald a elementary finish, before Ben Youngs incited over possession on a Munster 22 before picking his approach by a faraway defence.

It was a try scored while a Tigers were down to 14 men, with Marcos Ayerza in a impiety bin, and was a blow Anthony Foley’s side could not redeem from.


Munster: Conway; Earls, Saili, Hurley, Zebo; Keatley, Murray; Cronin, N. Scannell, Botha; Foley, D. Ryan; Copeland, D. O’Callaghan, Stander.

Replacements: Gonzalez Amorosino for Hurley (63), R. Scannell for Keatley (73), O’Leary for Murray (69), Kilcoyne for Cronin (54), Sherry for N. Scannell (50), J. Ryan for Botha (39), Chisholm for Foley (54), O’Donoghue for D. O’Callaghan (71).

Leicester: Veainu; Thompstone, Smith, Bai, Goneva; O. Williams, B. Youngs; Ayerza, T. Youngs, Cole; Kitchener, Fitzgerald; Milne, O’Connor, McCaffrey.

Replacements: Camacho for Thompstone (79), Bell for O. Williams (58), Harrison for B. Youngs (67), Aguero for Ayerza (75), H. Thacker for T. Youngs (77), Balmain for Cole (75), Barrow for Fitzgerald (71).

Not Used: Pearce.

Sin bin: Ayerza (44).

Attendance: 12,000

Referee: Romain Poite (France).

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