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Soon-to-be Munster second row Tadhg Beirne shines in Scarlets win

Some sumptuous footwork, an impressive try and the Man of the Match award – not a bad night’s work.

TADHG BEIRNE’S RETURN to home soil can’t come quick enough for Munster fans.

And his performance tonight just gives them more reason to get excited.

Seb Benton presents the Man of the Match award to Tadhg Beirne Beirne was named Man of the Match tonight. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The former Leinster second row signed a two-year contract with the southern province in October and will return from Scarlets at the end of this season.

He was on fire for the reigning Pro12 champions tonight, named Man of the Match in their win over Bath.

Tadhg Beirne scores a try Crossing for a try. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

25-year-old Beirne was there to finish an impressive team move from the Welsh outfit. His footwork sent England international Anthony Watson packing before he crossed the line to open the scoring.

Scarlets really boosted their chances of reaching the Champions Cup quarter-finals by displacing Bath at the top of Pool Five, running out 35-17 winners in the end at The Rec.

And a moment or two of magic from the former Ireland U20 international really lit it up.

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