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Munster Rugby start season with 34-21 win over Sharks

Munster Rugby start season with 34-21 win over Sharks


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Munster Rugby 34  The Sharks 21

Munster Rugby opened the 2023-24 URC Rugby Championship season with a victory over the Sharks at Thomond Park on Saturday night.

A small attendance on the opening weekend of the brand new season noticed a younger facet, however with some skilled heads among the many beginning 15, rating 5 tries to the guests three for a   34-21 success.

First strive of latest season

Quick fingers and enterprising work from Munster noticed Shay McCarthy, who began the sport because of the final withdrawal of Calvin Nash, made a break earlier than offloading to Shane Daly. A tough sort out on the fullback noticed the lads in pink in shortly to help and preserve the momentum going earlier than lock Edwin Edogbo use the benefit of his top to efficiently stretch for the road and contact down for Munster’s opening rating of the season. A Joey Carbery conversion added the additional two factors to offer the house facet a 7-0 benefit with 22 minutes on the clock.

Munster shortly double their lead

The Sharks had little time to settle after conceding their first strive of the season when Munster doubled their rating. A Carbery break, with an offload to the on-running Alex Kendellen was in flip handed to Diarmaid Marron who was shut in help of the Munster proper flanker. Barron crashed over for his staff’s second strive of the night, and a simple conversion which adopted noticed Carbery push the scoreboard out to 14-0.

Whereas a lot of the opening 20 minutes of the sport noticed a lot of the play restricted to the midfield space, the ultimate 10 minutes of the opening half noticed two tries scored.

Bosch tempo opens Munster

The Sharks lastly acquired on the scoreboard after 37 minutes when the speedy Curwin Bosch broke via the Munster defence with males in pink failing to even try a sort out on the fly half.

With Bosch in area he handed broad to Werner Kok with the precise wing having an easy job in reaching the road. Bosch kicked for the extras and the guests have been now 7-14 behind.

Decided Frisch chases down kick

This didn’t final lengthy, nevertheless, as moments earlier than the half-time whistle Munster’s Antoine Frisch kicked forward and chased down the ball. With uncertainty within the Sharks’ defence, neither Cameron Wright nor Marnus Potgieter managed to manage the ball. Frisch, who had determinedly adopted up his personal kick managed to the touch down. Affirmation from the TMO was required earlier than the referee confirmed Munster’s third five-pointer of the primary 40 minutes. Joey Carbery kicked the conversion from 35 metres to offer his facet a 21-7 lead on the break.

Half-time: Munster Rugby 21  Sharks 7

Regardless of an early Carbery penalty kick early within the second interval, Sharks substitute Rohan Janse van Rensburg quickly narrowed the de3ficit. The utility again who had changed Murray Koster on the precise wing firstly of the second half claimed his facet’s second strive of the sport following a fast throw-in.. With Curwin Bosh once more changing, the distinction between the groups was all the way down to 10 factors; Munster main 24-14.

Sheer drive of numbers helped Munster to their subsequent strive of the sport. With the Sharks scrum half Cameron Wright within the bin for a harmful sort out, the lads in pink went from left to proper of the sector, earlier than going the complete manner again once more and discovering Andrew Conway with no man to beat for the road. Carbery missed his first kick at objective within the sport, which meant Munster have been 29-14 forward.

A late strive from Munster scrum half Ethan Coughlan – which Carbery was unable to transform as his try rebounded off the upright – and a strive on the eightieth minute for the Sharks’ Aphelele Fassi noticed the house facet run out snug 34-21 winners to get their URC season off to an excellent begin.

Full-time: Munster Rugby 34  Sharks 21

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