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Francis Saili's winning try still looks every bit as good this morning

We’re still drooling over that Keith Earls pass.

Francis Saili scores a try Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

SOMETIMES ALL IT takes is a moment of inspiration.

After 71 gruelling minutes at Scotstoun in which neither side looked like blinking, Munster trailed Glasgow 12-9 and their Champions Cup fate hung very much in the balance.

And then some flashes of individual brilliance combined into a perfect whole and Francis Saili raced into the corner to score the match-winning try.

With a penalty advantage coming in their favour, and with it a kick to level the match, Munster started to improvise.

Tyler Bleyendaal put a bit of extra fizz on his pass to Simon Zebo, allowing him to attack the space outside.

His offload to Keith Earls was perfectly judged, as was the winger’s decision to cut back inside, fixing three Glasgow defenders for just long enough to create the opening for Saili steaming around the corner.

Earls’ reverse pop was inspired, Saili’s finish immaculate, and Munster booked their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.
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