Sunday 30 April 2017

'They wouldn't have practiced this' - Luke Fitzgerald breaks down Munster's bit of off-the-cuff magic

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Munster edged Glasgow 14-12 in a tight affair in Scotland last Saturday evening - with their winning try coming from a spectacular piece of link play between their outside backs.

All Black Francis Saili has been a bit of a forgotten man this season, with the centre only returning from injury in the Stephen's Day win over Leinster.

Last Saturday he showed exactly why Munster signed him in the first place, with the Kiwi running a smart support line to take Keith Earls' reverse pass in his stride, before showing amazing athleticism to dive over in the corner.

Speaking on this week's episode of The Left Wing, Luke Fitzgerald broke down the match-winning score (9.40 in the video).

"Saili takes a big line to get outside Keith Earls and he is working really, really hard," Fitzgerald said.

"Keith gets the ball with nothing on and he sees Saili coming on a nice loop play. They wouldn't have practiced this but it's a lovely bit of execution."

The ex-Ireland and Leinster star also tipped Niall and Rory Scannell to make the breakthrough into Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad.

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