07 Mar 14
Munster A just edged out Connacht Eagles 32-26 in an eight-try thriller at Dooradoyle this afternoon.
In the semi final the 24 year old scorched in for two superb tries and was replaced immediately after he added the conversion of the second, to be kept fresh for the final.
It proved a clever ploy as Manning played a central role in what was a close final and a tense finish.
Manning also scored a try in the earlier round game against Leicester Tigers.
In the main event London Irish were beaten 15-12 by the Samurai side.