Replacements: Mefin Davies, Matt Parr, Dan Cole, Brett Deacon, Geoff Parling, Harry Ellis, Manu Tuilagi, Billy Twelvetrees, Tom Croft, Ben Pienaar, James Grindal, Jack Cobden
Replacements: Damien Varley, Dave Ryan, Ian Nagle, James Coughlan, Toby Morland, Andrew Burke, Danny Riordan, Tommy O'Donnell, Stephen Archer, Ronan O'Mahony
When Scott Deasy converted Damian Varley's 64th minute try to put Munster one point in front (28-27) it was no more than they deserved given that it was the fourth time they'd crossed the Leicester line.
They then had to withstand fierce Leicester pressure, which they did with tremendously brave defence and when they orchestrated a break out with some slick handling it looked like they were headed for victory. And when Manu Tuilagi shoulder charged Danny Barnes, the least that was expected was a penalty. Instead, Rose awarded a scrum to Leicester for the knock-on and that provided the launch pad for the winning score.
Munster trailed 13-7 at the end of an opening half that was highlighted by a superb 9th minute Felix Jones try and went further ahead early in the second half when Rose awarded the first of two penalty tries. What may gall Munster supporters is the fact that in the opening half, the referee penalised the Leicester scrum four successive times, metres from their own line but in that instance didn't deem Leicester's offence worthy of a similar sanction.
Munster's response to that 44th minute setback that had them 20-7 in arrears was to come right downfield and for Denis Hurley to score off a quick tap penalty. Peter Stringer's perfect box kick was raced onto minutes later again by Hurley to put Munster in front but shortly after Donnacha Ryan was yellow carded and Leicester were awarded their second penalty try.
Varley put Munster in front again and Scott Deasy again added the points. He missed a penalty shortly after but Munster looked to have weathered the storm before Jeremy Staunton had the final sat converting Croft's try.