Pro14: Munster 16-18 Edinburgh: Visitors win to go second in Conference B
Edinburgh transferred within two points of Pro14 Conference B leaders Munster using their first away win over the depleted province in five years.
Eroni Sau scored the decisive try at a contest, amassing a Blair Kinghorn kick that was nice .
Matt Scott had awarded Edinburgh Tommy O’Donnell driven over to tie the match at half-time, although an early lead.
Ben Healy, 20, on his very first beginning, then slammed two fines, but that the winning score was proven by the attempt of Sau.
Edinburgh leapfrog Scarlets, who had been well-beaten 29-5 by Ulster at Belfast on Friday night, also now are two points behind the Scottish team.
Despite lost 10 members of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup group, and fielding a side Racing 92 showing 14 varies from Saturday’s European Champions Cup draw, Munster make a losing bonus point.
Some battles have thrown up . For Edinburgh from the two important encounters – season’s Champions Cup quarter-final in Murrayfield and the Pro14 play-off in Limerick the season before – Irish experience suits.
Compared to this hosts, a Edinburgh team was named by Richard Cockerill, with Hamish Watson and Stuart McInally receiving their first task.
The visitors made the perfect start if he appeared to have been stopped short and when Scott jumped from a 5m scrum to the midfield, he wriggled close enough to the point to reach out and score.
Jaco van der Walt’s conversion and subsequent penalty established a 10-0 lead, though Healy clawed three straight back for the home side from the tee.
Without all these front-liners, Munster’s play lacked cohesion but as the first half moved. Edinburgh withstood around 20 phases of intense stress on their line, as burrowed over, but their defence was vain.
Healy transformed to level things up along with Munster was edged by his punishment early in the next half ahead.
McInally, out of dropped to the bench in the final World Cup match of Scotland as captain out of his position and form, showed his break may have done him some good through the core of the Munster defence having a potent thrust. The rampaging was hauled down although He’d front-row spouse Pierre Schoeman in service.
Until the Edinburgh bleeding stopped using a penalty of his own healy struck with the boot to make it 16 unanswered points to the guys in red.
Rather they went into the corner and the gamble paid off, although the visitors were given a penalty which may have been just about within the scope of Hickey.
Playing off penalty advantage from the subsequent line-out, Kinghorn dinked a gorgeous chip over the defence for Sau to collect and score.
With 17 minutes to protect a guide, Edinburgh showed steel and some street-smarts claim a victory that takes them within 2 points of Munster at the very top of Conference B. and to watch it out
Munster: Daly; Nash, Arnold, Goggin, Wootton; Healy, McCarthy; O’Connor, Marshall, Marshall, Archer, Wycherley, O’Shea, O’Donoghue (capt), O’Donnell, Botha.
Replacements: J Cronin, O’Byrne, Knox, Holloway, Oliver Cronin, Hanrahan, R Scannell.
Edinburgh: Kinghorn; Sau, Bennett Van der Merwe; Pyrgos, Van der Walt; Schoeman, McInally Toolis, Gilchrist, Bradbury Mata.
Replacements: Willemse, Sutherland, Berghan, Carmichael, Miller, Shiel, Hickey, Taylor.