Carbery leads Munster to 15-41 bonus-point victory over Gloucester

Joey Carberry was the hero for Munster
Joey Carberry was the hero for Munster

Gloucester Rugby 15-41 Munster, Kingsholm

Joey Carberry contributed with 26 points as Munster went on to beat Gloucester Rugby 15-41 in their Heineken Champions Cup encounter at Kingsholm on Friday.

Munster now have 17 points from five games as they maintain their position at the top of the Pool 2 while Gloucester languish at the bottom with eight points.

As Munster were penalised early in the game, Billy Twelvetrees kicked a 14th minute penalty goal to kick-start the proceedings for the home side but an offside to Lewis Ludlow saw player of the match Carberry kicked a 20th minute penalty goal to level the scores.

It was also Carberry show in the remainder of the first half as Conor Murray sent the fly-half over the line in the 24th minute and followed it with a conversion and a penalty to ensure the Irish side went into the break with a 10-point lead.

Munster came attacking in the second half but it was the Cherry and Whites, who got the points after Danny Cipriani offloaded to Ollie Thorley, who dived past the corner for their first try in the game that was not converted.

However, Munster responded back when a pass from Billy Holland found Keith Earls as he dived in the corner. Fraser Balmain scored a consolation try for Gloucester but further touchdowns from Andrew Conway (66') and Carberry (68') ensured the Irish side won the game comfortably with a 15-41 victory.


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