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Guinness PRO14 Round Eight Player Spotlight: JJ Hanrahan

James Andrew

9 Nov 2017

Munster Rugby’s JJ Hanrahan’s put in his best performance for his new club in the seven-try win over the Dragons following his return to the Guinness PRO14 after two years at Northampton.

Playing at fly-half for the first time this season, Hanrahan’s performance earned him the man of the match award in what was Rassie Erasmus’s final game in charge.

The 25-year-old set up four of Munster’s seven tries in the impressive win.

He showed his versatility with a long looping pass to set up Darren Sweetnam for his try and then showed his pace as he broke through the Dragons defensive line to tee up Sam Arnold to cross over the line.

And to round off his excellent performance, Hanrahan kicked all seven conversions for Munster in their emphatic 49-6 victory.

Performances like this show why Munster were so keen to re-sign him from Northampton and new coach Johann van Graan will hope for similar performances from Hanrahan in the weeks and months ahead.

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