Munster managed a great fightback with 14-men to beat Scarlets on Saturday.
It was a massive effort from Munster after their captain Peter O’Manony was send off while trailing 27-17 after he got a second yellow card.
They eventually won the game 30-27 with Healy slotting a 50 meter penalty to win the game.
Leigh Halfpenny kicked nine penalties and looked good for the win but they did not take advantage of the extra man in the final minutes of the match.
Both teams struggled to get going in damp conditions and it took 17 minutes before Halfpenny kicked his first penalty over.
Jonathan Davies showed his class for Scarlets and was a welcome return.
Halfpenny kept the his boot ticking over the scoreboard and extended their lead with another penalty. It was here when O’Mahony got his first yellow card for a no-arms tackle.
That made the score 9-0 with another Halfpenny penalty but Munster hit back with the first try of the match by O’Donoghue.
Munster got back into the game when Farrell got over for Munster second try of the afternoon. The game was then turned on its head when O’Mahony was shown a second yellow card for a no-arm tackle.
Another penalty by Halfpenny looked like it sealed the match for Scarlets but another twist was on the cards.
First Healy kicked a penalty over to bring Munster within a converted try the level things up and that try came when O’Byrne finished off a rolling maul.
That even things up on the scoreboard after Healy added the extra two points. He was also the man that step up with no time on the clock to kick a massive 50 meter penalty to take the win.
Scarlets: Penalties – Halfpenny(9)
Munster: Tries – O’Donoghue, Farrell, O’Byrne Conversions – Hanrahan, Healy(2) Penalties – Hanrahan, Healy(2)
|October 3, 2020||4:00 pm||PRO14 2020/2021||GUINNESS PRO14 2020/2021||90'|