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Teams Who Stood Apart: Alone it stands as Munster shock the All Blacks

Published 28/04/2015 | 01:20

Moss Keane Munster 1978
Moss Keane Munster 1978

Trick or treat? It's Halloween 1978 and there's nothing scarier than having to face up to the mighty All Blacks.

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At least that was how it was supposed to be. Except there was something far more terrifying lurking that day - a fired up Munster team in Thomond Park, managed by Tom Kiernan and backed by a passionate crowd.

It was the fifth game of the All Blacks' 18-match tour of the UK and Ireland, and the only one they lost.

The 12-0 scoreline is now part of Irish sporting folklore.

The only try was scored in the first half by Christy Cantillon, converted by Tony Ward. And Ward added a drop goal before half-time, and another in the second half. And that was that, history was made.

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