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Mighty Munster Crowned Champions

Munster won a long-awaited BKT United Rugby Championship title after beating the heavily-favoured DHL Stormers 19-14 in Cape Town.

The South African side went ahead just five minutes, but Munster hit back with a try from Diarmuid Barron and followed it up with another from Calvin Nash, set up by a Jack Crowley cross-field kick.

Trailing 12-7 at half-time, the Stormers nipped ahead in the 49th minute as Munster lost full-back Mike Haley to the sin bin.

This rip-roaring contest was right in the balance, and then came the magic moment in the 75th minute when Munster scored out wide through player-of-the-match John Hodnett.

Crowley added the extras with a terrific kick from out wide, and despite being yellow carded two minutes later his team-mates saw out the late pressure to lift the province’s first major trophy since 2011.