Tom Croft crossed the line for a last gasp try against the run of play as the Leicester Tigers, the bastards, brought Munster’s pre-season unbeaten run to an end at Welford Road last night.
The hosts went in at half time 13-7 up following a fluky Scott Hamilton try. Felix Jones opened the scoring for Munster with a brilliant touchdown. Paul Warwick, who limped off injured in the first half, added the brilliant extras with an expertly-struck conversion.
Former Munster favourite Jeremy Staunton, now a renegade traitor of course, kicked a number of penalties for the enemy at Welford Road.
How can he live with himself?
Leicester benefited from a penalty try shortly after the interval. But two stunning touchdowns from Denis Hurley in the space of six minutes and another excellent try from Damien Varley saw the visitors overturn a 20-7 deficit to command a one point advantage going down the final stretch. However, Croft’s last minute, fluky, fortuitous, sneaky and controversial try sealed the win for the English, who of course illegally occupied this country for 800 years.
However, it wasn’t all bad news last night as Leinster, the evil empire, were hammered 24 -8 by London Irish in an all British clash in Dublin.