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O'Gara sinks Saints

Ronan O'Gara rescued a miraculous win from the jaws of defeat as his injury-time drop goal gave Munster a thrilling 23-21 victory over Northampton at Thomond Park.

Trailing 21-20, Munster went back and forth through a mammoth 41 phases as they tried to get the tournament's record points scorer into drop-goal range.

Saints kept their discipline and defended manfully but O'Gara showed his mettle with a superb long-range strike that cruelly denied the visitors a famous Heineken Cup victory on Limerick soil.

Damien Varley and Doug Howlett got Munster's other tries with Chris Ashton and James Downey going over for Northampton.

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