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Munster Have To Settle For Losing Bonus

13th October 2012 By jess

Munster Have To Settle For Losing Bonus

Two late penalties, after Munster had edged in front, gave Racing Metro a 22-17 win at Stade de France

Simon Zebo's try converted by Ian Keatley had Munster in front 16-17 with five minutes to go but Olly Barkley then kicked the home side ahead and they added another just before full time.

Earlier a Ronan O'Gara penalty and his conversion of Sean Dougal's 15th minute try had Munster leading Racing 10-3 with 28th minutes gone at the Stade de France. Then a mistake in the backline handed the home side the opportunity to level. And Barkley then kicked a penalty before the break to leave the home side 13-10 in front at the break.

Munster Rugby: Ian Keatley; Doug Howlett (c), Casey Laulala, James Downey, Simon Zebo; Ronan O'Gara, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, BJ Botha, Billy Holland, Paul O'Connell; Donnacha Ryan, Sean Dougall, Peter O'Mahony. Replacements: Mike Sherry, Marcus Horan, Stephen Archer, David O'Callaghan, Paddy Butler, Peter Stringer, Danny Barnes, Denis Hurley.

Racing Metro 92: Benjamin Fall; Julien Jane, Mirco Bergamasco, Juan Martin Hernandez, Julien Saubade; Olly Barkley, Maxime Machenaud; Andrea Lo Cicero, Dimitri Szarzewski, Luc Ducalcon; Karim Ghezal, Francois Carl Van der Merwe; Antoine Battut, Jacques Cronje (c), Sakiusa Matadigo. Replacements: Thomas Bianchin, Eddy Ben Arous, Fabrice Metz, Bernard Le Roux, Camille Gerondeau, Sebastien Descons, Virimi Vakatawa, Benjamin Salemane Sa.

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