Top 30 Moments: Guinness PRO14’s 2000th Game brings all the Drama

Michael O'Donnell
08 July 2019

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And wasn’t it a cracker. Officially labeled the Guinness PRO14’s 2000th match, the game featuring Munster and Glasgow at Thomond Park ensured that it would well and truly go down in memory.

 

Out the previous two weekends in Europe with mixed results, the teams ascended back on the GuinnessPRO14 with something to prove. The home team started strong and quick thanks to the ever-present and wildly dangerous Earls, his darting run creating a chance for the forwards to show their muscle and barrage their way across the line. Game on!

 

 

Glasgow responded in kind and found their way over for two first-half tries from Peter and George Horne respectively. 7 – 12 the scores stood at the break, and all to play for.

 

Munster’s first real impact ended in a yellow for Cloete. The red army began to wonder what the next 35 minutes will have in store and it was the visitors that drew blood first, another Peter Horne try and conversion. The scoreline now showing a 14 point deficit to the home team.

 

However, a dying attitude tends not to exist in Limerick and the fightback was on. 5 minutes after Glasgow score, Darren Sweetnam crosses but Keatley misses the conversion. 5 minutes more and Mathewson closes the gap to two points. Keatley makes no mistake this time around and it’s a 1 point game six minutes on the clock. The comeback was on!

 

 

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Munster felt they could take it, and their chance came with the last kick of the game – a 55m penalty attempt. As cool as you like, Rory Scannell steps up to the plate. He aligns himself, goes through his routine, foot through the ball and there you have it, a 2 point win. What a game!

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