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Leamy hails Munster character

Munster captain Denis Leamy praised the character of his side after they inflicted a 16-13 defeat on Magners League rivals Edinburgh.

Despite dominating for much of the opening 40 minutes, Munster only enjoyed a 6-3 lead at the interval and found themselves behind early in the second half when Tim Visser went over for a converted try. Munster restored their lead with Donncha O'Callaghan crossing for the visitors' first try before closing out the match thanks to a Ronan O'Gara penalty.

"Although we had all the first-half pressure, we never really threatened and we had to show a lot of character when we went behind," said Leamy. "Murrayfield has not been a good ground for us in recent years, so we are delighted to have got the win."

Edinburgh coach Rob Moffat admitted his side only had themselves to blame for the loss.

"It was a poor performance by us," he said. "That is what happens if you don't look after the ball.

"It is amazing that we were still in the game when we took the lead but we weren't aggressive enough in contact and paid the price."


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