Munster 38 - 27 Cardiff Blues
HT 17-13
Mon 26 October 20:15 Thomond Park Ref: Andrea Piardi Guinness PRO14

Full Time

FULL TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF - Munster Rugby 38 Cardiff Blues 27 - Eight tries in a thrilling encounter at Limerick, but Cardiff Blues eventually go home empty handed despite a monumental effort from one to 23. Balch.



Gutted for Sam Moore, who departs for a HIA. Dacey returns to the field and takes up a position he'll be well aware with in the back row. 38-27 #GuinnessPRO14


Sam Moore flies up in defence to clatter Jean Klyne and force a knock on from the attempted offload. 38-27 #GuinnessPRO14



Jason Tovey replaces Jarrod Evans. 38-27 #GuinnessPRO14



Garyn Smith, Jamie Hill, Sam Moore, Ethan Lewis and Scott Andrews have all been introduced here, with Jamie making his Guinness PRO14 debut! A proud moment for the academy player! 38-27 #GuinnessPRO14


What a kick that is by Garyn Smith. Perfectly weighted to bounce into touch outside the Munster 22. 38-27 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

The hosts strike for another, this time it's JJ Hanrahan after some fine offloading between De Allende, Sweetnam and Scannell. 38-27 #GuinnessPRO14


We all know about those dancing feet, but Halaholo shows his power with ball in hand to crash through a few defenders and slide in. Game on once again! 31-27 #GuinnessPRO14


Strong first phase carry through Halaholo and as we start going through the motions O'Donoghue is penalised for putting his hands in the ruck. Evans goes for the corner as Thyer replaces Domachowski. 31-20 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Munster on the attack once again here. Murphy and Botham seem to combine brilliantly to hold the carrier up, but the referee calls the tackle and O'Donoghue crosses over from short range at the next phase. 31-20 #GuinnessPRO14



TRYYYY! Nipper leaps to take the high ball in the air. We go down the blindside through Jarrod Evans, who turns Scannell inside out with a dummy before feeding Summerhill who still has plenty to do! Evans knocks the conversion over! 24-20 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Kevin O'Byrne crosses for the hosts' third try of the evening, touching down from the base of a driving line-out. 22-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Healy's penalty effort strikes the sticks, resulting in a Cardiff Blues 22. 17-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Lewis Jones, Alun Lawrence and Kristian Dacey all combine to hold the ball up and force the turnover. Brilliant defensive work. 17-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Munster with the early possession and territory in this second half. The defence remain stubborn as Healy tries to sen De Allende through, but James Botham comes in with a stunning turnover to relieve some pressure. Alun Lawrence replaces Thornton, who heads off for a HIA.


Half Time

HALF TIME | HANNER AMSER - Healy drills it through and we head back into the sheds for the break. Hanner amser yma yn Iwerddon, a'r tîm cartref ar y blain. 17-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Botham unlucky there as he comes in with a thumping hit on Kevin O'Byrne but slips up in the contact. Penalty only, but Healy will look to add another four from the tee. 14-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Munster look to turn the screw at the line-out, but are penalised for the obstruction as they look to set up the drive. Evans brings us to the edge of halfway. 14-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Nash and Scannell looking dangerous with ball in hand, but Olly Robinson does what Olly Robinson does and comes up trump at the breakdown. 14-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal

Evans is going to try his luck from long range here.... and makes absolutely no mistakes to bisect the sticks. 14-13 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Munster and Coombes cross for their second score of the evening. Crosses over from short range again but seemed a lifetime until it was awarded. Healy adds the extras. 14-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Dacey would feel unlucky not to be awarded the turnover in that last passage of play - and the rest of his team-mates seemed convinced too! 7-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Cardiff Blues showing that heart and character to defend admirably on the line and there is a brilliant spot hit by Jarrod Evans but we come back for a Munster penalty. They take the quick tap and are held up. Brilliant defence from the boys. 7-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Rory Thornton is penalised for not rolling away, and now Munster are on the attack after kicking to the corner. Last ditch defending from Jarrod Evans to deny Healy before the ball is held up at the next phase. 7-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Penalty Goal

No mistakes from Jarrod Evans as the visitors regain the lead, with Willis Halaholo returning. 7-10 #GuinnessPRO14


Thornton pinches a line-out and Cardiff Blues move the ball along the backline. It comes to Botham in midfield, who makes a break downfield after beating the challenge of Healy and Casey. Munster penalise from the following breakdown. 7-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Nipper with a crucial low tackle on the edge to deny Calvin Nash any space on the outside. The hosts still applying the pressure but an absolutely brilliant clearance kick from Lewis Jones brings us up to the 10m line. 7-7 #GuinnessPRO14


It's scrappy ball from the scrum, and the visitors struggle to regather. Dacey is penalised on the floor but Healy over-hits his effort from touch. We're back for another scrum. 7-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Cardiff Blues pay the penalty, as Gavin Coombes sneaks his way over from close range. Ben Healy adds the extras. 7-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Yellow Card

Willis Halaholo is sent to the sin bin here after a trip on Dan Goggin. 0-7 #GuinnessPRO14



What a start for the hosts! Cardiff Blues win the line-out and Jarrod Evans exposes an inside shoulder in midfield. He's able to free the offload for Rey Lee-Lo to slide in. 0-7 #GuinnessPRO14


Early half break after a fine angle from Ben Murphy but he just fails to find Thornton in support. However, it's a Cardiff Blues penalty on halfway and Evans sends us into the 22. 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y GIC GYNTAF - It's Jarrod Evans who gets us underway here at Thomond Park for Monday Night Rugby! Jarrod Evans sydd yn cychwyn y gêm! 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14