Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Ronan O'Gara produced the goods for Munster yet again as he slotted a winning drop goal for the second week in succession, this time against Castres to give the visitors a 27-24 win on the road in the Heineken Cup.
Last week we saw how Munster put together over 40 phases before O'Gara snatched the win, and while this week there were no such heroics, the kick itself from ROG more than made up for it.
Despite appearances though, the man himself actually stated this this week's effort was easier.
"I think it was a lot easier this week. I had a big wind behind me and I nailed the kick last week. This one was a case of letting the wind do the work. I just had to get the ball inside the right hand post and the wind would look after it. Last week if I had 50 balls I wouldn’t kick as sweet a one as I hit," he said.
Paul O'Connell said after the game that they're blessed to have O'Gara there for moments like that.
"A lot of our guys aren't that experienced but certainly to have a guy like ROG behind there in the dying minutes is a great luxury for us, and that's two weeks in a row he's produced the goods for us," he said.
Munster now find themselves with two from two thanks to successive week's of nail-biting finishes. They sit in second place in Pool 1 on eight points, behind the Scarlets who top the group on nine.