Full-back Jeremy Staunton kicked all of Munster’s 15 points as Alan Gaffney’s side edged out Leinster in Donnybrook. Meanwhile in Wales, Ulster were shocked by the Neath-Swansea Ospreys.
Full-back Jeremy Staunton kicked all of Munster’s 15 points as Alan
Gaffney’s side edged out Leinster in Donnybrook. Meanwhile in Wales, Ulster
were shocked by the Neath-Swansea Ospreys.
Munster the Celtic League champions survived seven minutes of injury-time to
hold out for a deserved victory. Leinster went in front with a superb try after
just five minutes when Matt Leek slung out a long pass which was flicked on
by Des Dillon for newcomer Brendan Burke to score out wide. Five penalties from
Staunton did the trick for Munster who made the most of their chances unlike
their opponents who missed several kicks.
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Ulster suffered a surprise defeat in their Celtic League opener, as their defence
let them down and saw them lose 41-30 to the Neath-Swansea Ospreys at the Gnoll.
Ulster led 21-16 at half-time in what was their opponents’ first ever competitive
outing. The Osprey’s placed heavy pressure on Ulster in the opening minutes
and were rewarded when a Scott Gibbs pass released winger Dave Tiueti for the
line. Ulster’s first half points came from Shane Stewart, Ronan McCormack and
Andy Ward with Paddy Wallace converting all three tries.
The second half was all about the Ospreys with a converted try from Full-back
Adrian Durston and two tries from out-half Gavin Henson, who then kicked the
remaining points to give the Welsh the win.
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