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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Great Munster try finished by Doug Howlett

Great Munster try finished by Doug Howlett

Munster powered their way into a seventh Heineken Cup semi-final on the weekend, with a devastating display of rugby that brushed aside Guinness Premiership leaders Gloucester.

In the second half Munster piled on the pressure, and some hurried passing by the Gloucester men resulted in a loose ball that was snatched up and flung wide to All Black legend Doug Howlett, who raced away before passing inside to fullback Hurley, who then put an inch perfect kick ahead for Howlett to run onto and score.

The nail in the coffin, and a great display of counter attacking finishing, showing just how dangerous the Munster outside backs can be with turnover ball.

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:55 am | View Comments (13)

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mo14k April 08, 2008 12:54 pm

Perfect kick by Hurley + Great run by Howlett = Awesome try!!

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Anonymous April 08, 2008 1:26 pm

And what about Toulouse's great victory????

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Shane April 08, 2008 3:44 pm

I would love to see Hurley go on the Ireland tour to New Zealand in the summer

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Kolya April 08, 2008 5:10 pm

Toulouse did well, but they still had the weakest opponents. Im just shocked to see Ospreys drop it so quickly. Love to a see Munster v Toulouse final tho

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Anonymous April 08, 2008 6:35 pm

"And what about Toulouse's great victory????"April 08, 2008 3:26 PM-------------------------------toulouse had home advantage against the weakest team left in the competitionmunster played away to the team top of the GP..

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Luke April 08, 2008 10:14 pm

Cardiff Blues really need to invest in some decent halfbacks. I was groaning mightily come full time on Sunday =(

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boomshanka April 09, 2008 1:15 am

great kick... the Blues are missing Dougie

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Rich April 09, 2008 8:40 am

Brilliant kick, great vision and Howlett is just pure class.

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pcasey April 09, 2008 10:39 am

great kick and great finish. that's easily the best i've seen them play since the semi final against leinster 2years ago.

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Darren April 09, 2008 8:35 pm

Munster are now playing rugby for each other, with passion skill and commitment. The backline is now as dangerous as the pack...great try from legend set up sublimely by debutant Hurley.

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Anonymous April 14, 2008 4:44 pm

"Great Munster try from Doug Howlett"

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Jamie Lafrance June 07, 2008 1:59 am

What etnicity is Howlett anyway? he doesn' look white or black

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Anonymous June 07, 2008 11:22 am

There is such a thing as half-cast but that neither here nor there....strange enough question.

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