Munster come from behind to beat Cheetahs 17-19

Conor Murray  was the lone try scorer for Munster in the game
Conor Murray was the lone try scorer for Munster in the game
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Cheetahs 17-19 Munster, Bloemfontein

Munster made a tremendous comeback in the second half as they come from behind to beat Cheetahs 17-19 in their Pro 14 clash in Bloemfontein on Friday.

The win has taken Munster to 63 points as they consolidated their second position in Conference A while Cheetahs are at third in the same group.

Early pressure exerted by Cheetahs resulted in a try for fullback Clayton Blommetjies that was improved by fly-half Johan Goosen. Munster were hit hard by a yellow card to Simon Zebo in the 17th minute and 11 minutes later Cheetahs doubled their lead with Tian Meyer dotting over the line and Goosen kicking the extras.

With scrum-half James Hart injured in the 35th minute, replacement Conor Murray was drafted it and he straightaway created an impact as he strolled past the line a minute later to score the first points in the game for Munster and JJ Hanrahan improved it.

At the stroke of half-time Cheetahs increased their lead to 17-7 with the first penalty of the game coming from Goosen. However, that was the final points from the South African regional side in the game.

In the second half Hanrahan kicked three penalties to bring down the gap to just one point by the start of the third quarter and in the 65th minute Murray kicked the decisive penalty that sealed Munster a two point victory.

Pro14 2018/19 - Points Table