Match report – Castres 13 – 16 Munster

Munster secured his third Heineken Cup win of the season dramatically late – confirming his place in the round of 16 – as Gavin Coombes scored in the final match of the match after Castres led over two penalties by Ben Botic and converted Thomas. Larregin’s attempt

Last update: 14/01/22 22:26

Match report – Castres 13 – 16 Munster

Gavin Coombes of Munster celebrates his latest attempt to defeat Castres in France in the Champions Cup

Gavin Coombs’ attempt in the final stages was seen by Munster, who won the 16-13 Heineken Champions Cup over Castres at the Pierre-Fabre Stadium.

Munster, who knew that a victory in France would confirm his place in the 16th round, took the lead 3-0 thanks to Jack Crowley, a 22-year-old headland – playing with Joey Carbery and Ben Healy is not available.

Castres responded with an attempt through extreme defender Thomas Larregain and then led the majority when Ben Botica and Crowley exchanged four more penalties.

That was until Coombes’ intervention in the final minutes, when in a penalty advantage he reached out to score the winner of the match.

Coombes reaches out to score a decisive late attempt at Stade Pierre-Fabre

Coombes reaches out to score a decisive late attempt at Stade Pierre-Fabre

Munster had previously played three penalty kicks to touch, and each time he made a mess in the lineup. But Coombes’ score made up for these mistakes, as three out of three won this year’s competition.

Crowley kicked Munster into the lead in the 11th minute with a penalty after Santiago Arata broke through in the Castres scrum. The pushes that followed were a brief reminder of the previous spicy encounters between the two parties in this competition.

Munster quickly settled into a plan where they were sure they would have the upper hand. In their own half, they kept things simple, cleverly digging for territory, while Tadhg Beirne and Captain Peter O’Mahony increased the pressure on the pass and the failure.

22-year-old Munster midfielder Jack Crowley kicked three penalties and turned into a victory

22-year-old Munster midfielder Jack Crowley kicked three penalties and turned into a victory

But Castres was sketchy and disciplined, revealing little and worrying Munster more than they would expect in close and leisure.

Extreme defender Larregain’s attempt in the 28th minute – his first for Castres since the start of ProD2 Colomiers – was the culmination of a dirty and impressive opening half. Botica added accessories.

He was the first on the scene when Botica crossed the solid defensive line of Munster after the hosts bounced off several stages after a kicked penalty just outside the five-meter line of guests.

Thomas Larregain scored an attempt in the first half for Castres, but they did not see the match

Thomas Larregain scored an attempt in the first half for Castres, but they did not see the match

Munster fought his way back into the lead in the opening 10 minutes of the second half thanks to two penalties by Crowley.

But they dealt their own two kicking chances after 55 and 66 minutes. Botica both turned 13-9.

Castres then tried to shut down the game. They seemed to play a percentage better than before Munster, until Coombs’ late score, which Crowley turned.

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