Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Munster edge past Bourgoin for quarter final spot

Munster dug deep for a narrow 27-30 win but they were almost rolled over in

Switzerland as Bourgoin threatened to their quarter-final qualification hopes.

Declan Kidney's men survived the sternest test of their cup defence to retake

top spot in Heineken Cup Pool Four and tee up a winner-takes-all battle against Leicester at Thomond Park next Saturday.

Bourgoin pulled out all the stops and ran in four tries with teenager Matthieu Nicolas

grabbing two second-half scores.

Lifeimi Mafi notched his first Heineken Cup try after 66 minutes, adding to an

earlier Marcus Horan effort and a penalty try, and that haul, allied to 15

points from the boot of Ronan O'Gara, was enough for Munster to maintain their

unbeaten run in the pool.

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