VIDEO & PICS: Munster v Racing 92
23rd January 2017 By Munster Rugby
Look back at Saturday’s 22-10 win over Racing 92 in front of another sell-out crowd of 26,200 at Thomond Park. Video highlights, match gallery and the post-match thoughts of Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus.
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Managing to defeat the Top14 outfit by 12 points – needing 11 or more – Munster secured a second placed seeding for the quarter finals and will play Toulouse at Thomond Park in the first weekend in April.
Reflecting on the hard fought win Rassie Erasmus said, “To finish up as second seeds and to have the chance to try and go a little bit further, it shows the team is growing.
“It was a tough match physically, you could see Racing decided two weeks ago that they were turning their season around. Their performance against Leicester last week showed that.
“It was a good win at the end, but it certainly wasn't the prettiest game.”
Although delighted with the win, Erasmus cited the need for further improvements if they are to progress further in the competition.
“Peter O’Mahony summed it up well, we are frustrated with our performance but we have a chance to compete now and it shows we are growing.
“The game was never flowing, it was stop start. And the players adjusted to that in the second-half but for fifteen minutes in the second-half, we didn’t play well. But cool heads came in the end.”
On the heights he thinks his charges can reach this season, the South African added, “The trick now is to say, 'Listen, we are in a position now to go a little bit further'. Let's try and see how the injuries are, how the guys come through the Six Nations and back into the PRO12 and see what squad we have available when we get into the quarter-finals.”
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