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Munster lead half time in the British & Irish Cup at Musgrave Park.

12th March 2010 By Munster Rugby

A try from hooker Mike Sherry converted by Declan Cusack who had earlier landed a penalty has Munster leading Heriots 15-7 at Musgrave Park in the British & Irish Cup tie.

A try from hooker Mike Sherry converted by Declan Cusack who had earlier landed a penalty has Munster leading Heriots 15-7 at Musgrave Park in the British & Irish Cup tie.

Cusack opened the scoring with a penalty in the 6th minute and as Munster continued to enjoy the better of the opening exchanges they were rewarded with the try from Sherry after Dave Foley had taken a clean lineout and Munster peeled left with Nick Williams adding his weight to Sherry’s drive for the line.

Any ideas that the Scottish side were over simply for the trip alone were quickly dismissed when their lively backs conjured a good score for wing Max Nimmo that scrum half Graham Wilson converted from the touchline. And minutes later the Heriots captain was wide with a penalty as the visitors continued to belie their position in the table with a period of inventive rugby that leaves Munster plenty of food for thought at the break.

Munster: Danny Riordan; Danny Barnes, Mike Kelleher, Scott Deasy, Ciaran O’Boyle; Declan Cusack, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry, Stephen Archer; Dave Foley, Ian Nagle; Billy Holland, Peter O’Mahony capt., Nick Williams. Replacements: Sean Henry, Pa O’Regan, Neville Melbourne, Ed Kelly, Conor Murray, Jeremy Manning, Sean Scanlon.

Heriots: Colin Goudie; Jonny Alston, Peter Saunders, Richard Mill, Max Nimmo, Greig Rutherford, Graham Wilson capt; Alan Dymock, Scott Burnett, Wullie Blacklock; Philip O’Connor, Chukwuma Osazuwa; Peter Eccles, Chris Fusaro, Jamie Syme. Replacements: Finlay Gillies, Cameron Bruce, John-Patrick Ward, Neil Meikle, Marc Teague, Andrew Douglas, Michael Goldie

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