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Irish Rugby Team Pulls Off Masterful 78-Meter Return

In the matter of just a few clever passes and one extremely bad whiff, the Pro12's Munster helped secure its spot in the upcoming league finals and produced a 78-meter return that rivals anything you’ll see in the NFL this year, taking a clearing kick from Ospreys’ Justin Tipuric to the house from their own 22-meter line.

While Simon Zebo will go down as the one who pulled a pair of Ospreys across the line, the real hero here is No. 9, Conor Murray, whose quick-handed pitch around Munster’s 10 broke the return into a full-on sprint down the sideline. After that, it was a 3-on-2 situation in Munster’s favor; one Ospreys defender went for it all and missed hard, leaving a just-wide-enough lane for Zebo to speed through and put Munster up 13-3.


Munster would hold its line for the remainder of Saturday’s semifinal against Ospreys, claiming a 23-3 victory and earning a date in next Saturday’s final with Scarlets, which became the first Pro12 team to score a road win the semi-finals when it upset Leinster on Friday.

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