Munster salvage 10-10 draw against Exeter at Sandy Park

CJ Stander scored the decisive try for Munster
CJ Stander scored the decisive try for Munster
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Exeter Chiefs 10-10 Munster, Sandy Park
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CJ Stander scored the decisive try and Joey Carberry followed with the conversion as Munster managed a 10-10 draw against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on Saturday.

The two teams have shared the four points between them equally with the other game in the group between Gloucester and Castres scheduled on Sunday.

Gareth Steenson kicked a 19th minute penalty kick to begin the proceedings for Exeter and 12 minutes later Joey Carberry responded with a three-pointer of his own as the scores were levelled 3-3.

Luke Cowan-Dickie with his 39th minute try provide Rob Baxter's side advantage as the teams headed into the break with a 10-3 scoreline.

Munster applied a lot of pressure in the second half and a huge driving maul in the 52nd minute saw the Irish side push for a try but was thwarted by Exeter. The visitors once again came close to scoring a try few minutes later but Michael Haley was stopped by a superb tackle from Phil Dollman.

Eventually, Munster found the breakthrough with Stander crossing over in the 64th minute to reduce the gap to two points and Carberry held his nerve to kick the conversion to level the scores 10-10.

Exeter had their chances but Dave Ewers and team-mate Sam Skinner clashed in the build up to a try and both left the field for a Head Injury Assessment. Chiefs pushed hard and kept their chances alive in the added minutes but a forward pass in Munster's 22 ended their hopes as the game finished in a 10-10 draw.

 

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