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Encouraging Start For Munster

25th August 2006 By Munster Rugby

Encouraging Start For Munster

A near full strength Leicester Tigers emerged 26-18 winners over Munster in front of a 6000 strong crowd that witnessed a return to action of Frank Sheahan and Christian Cullen after injury

Munster scored first with a Jeremy Manning penalty before Geordan Murphy crossed for two tries converted by Paul Burke. Manning then converted his own try and added a penalty to leave the home side trailing 14-13 at the break.

Leiester added two more tries, the second a sublime Sam Vesty effort but Munster ended the scoring whrn debutant James Coughlan scored in injury time.

15. Christian Cullen, 14. John Kelly capt. (Ciaran O Boyle), 13. Tom Gleeson, 12. James Downey (Shaun Payne), 11. Ian Dowling (Mossy Lawlor,) 10. Jeremy Manning (Eoghan Hickey), 9. Chris Delooze (Tomas O Leary), 1. Eugene McGovern (Darragh Hurley), 2. Frank Sheahan (Sean Cronin), 3. Federico Pucciariello (Tim Ryan), 4. Chris Wyatt (Shane O Connor), 5. Donnacha Ryan, 6. James Coughlan, 7. Brendan Cuttriss (Ross Noonan), 8. John O Sullivan


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