Münster beat South Africa’s ‘A’ with historic victory for Peak Ui Chaoim

Munster won Thursday night’s South African A 28-14 at Pairk Ui Chaoim.

This is the first time Munster has beaten a touring South African team.

Munster took a 21-7 lead at half-time with tries from Shane Daley, Simon Zebo and Diarmuid Barrion.

Mike Haley added another after half-time and the home side seemed to be in full control of the game.

South Africa set up a nervous finish but Sikhumbuzo Notshe went and kept the pressure on Munster to 14 men.

In front of a record crowd of over 41,000, Münster held on to witness the famous victory.

Munster deserved a 21-7 lead at half-time that was built in the midst of a downpour that did not detract from the quality of the contest. The Reds’ defensive stand on the half-time stroke without success as the South African was beaten, beaten and beaten again from five meters out equaled three tries scored at the opposite end. was so important. A huge bank of supporters behind each set of posts.

If this is the starting point for the Rowntree era and the point of reference for the state’s newest generation of players coveted by a new head coach, the opening 40 minutes are in spades as the growing pains of the first seven URC games have been left behind. was provided.

First blood was shed within two minutes as the home team won the first psychological battle.Forcing the first error following the opening period of kick tennis.Half of the tourists.

Too often in those first few weeks, promising positions were wasted through a combination of sloppy execution, poor decision-making and rash responses, but that was not the case on this particular night. .

The lineout was effective, with the men in red attacking at speed from left to right, with Antoine Frisch making a deft off-road in midfield in the first Munster, and full-back Mike Haley. started to find A dream start with the opening try. Ben Healy kicked the conversion and Munster started the move within 3 minutes he made it 7–0.

When Fassi corrected an earlier error in the right-hand corner ten minutes later in his first foray into the Munster 22, there was a sense that normal service had resumed as Johann Gusen converted. But Munster stuck to their game plan, regaining the lead, slowly coming back in the breakdown and gaining valuable territory through penalties. They eventually reached the South African 5-metre line, from where the ball was moved from right to left by a heavy brigade before the backs took over, center Rory Scannell finding Healy and a long pass to the left flank. found Zebo in space and scored. 29 minutes.

Healy turned to the touchline again, adding two more points before the interval when Munster stormed the maul, and Barron’s finish dealt another blow to the morale of the Springboks hopefuls.

After half-time Haley chased a bouncing Healy Glover kick past South Africa’s A-line.

With four tries with most of the second half remaining, it was inevitable that Munster would have to defend and South Africa attempted two tries. Rower Sikumbzo Nosche finally added to the tourist tally from close range before Munster’s replacement prop Liam O’Connor earned a yellow card for his side in the process.

It may have sparked an atmosphere of desperation around Peak, who narrowed the lead to 28-14, but Munster otherwise handled the situation comfortably… befall him. That wrapped up the sin-bin period, but there was still work to do, and the Munster pack pulled out another roar from around the cauldron when they again hampered South Africa in a scrum, this time with a hard-earned set-piece penalty. rice field. Münster beat South Africa’s ‘A’ with historic victory for Peak Ui Chaoim

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