Munster’s outhalf Joey Carbery put on a surgical second-half performance against Gloucester at Thomond Park, slicing up the visitors by scoring one try and setting up two more in the 36-22 victory. It was touches like this that had the home crowd in raptures all afternoon, en route to a thirteenth straight home win.
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Joey Carbery ???
On. Repeat. All. Day. ? pic.twitter.com/ksBp71uS2R
It was a career day for Carbery on the European stage, showing the class that had him earmarked as Sexton’s successor from an early age and earning man-of-the-match. He was lethal from close range, picking holes in the Gloucester line almost at will and finished with a personal haul of 16 points.
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Carbery and Munster were however aided in their attacking performance after Gloucester were reduced to 14-men around the half-hour mark when Danny Cipriani was red carded for making contact with the head during a tackle, which took away the contest.
Danny Cipriani has been sent off ?
He knew straight away he was going to be shown red for this tackle.
He apologised on his way off but his week has gone from bad to worse… pic.twitter.com/XGga2MHz2P
Another game ruined! Unlucky everyone who bought tickets ??
They had already spent 10 minutes down to 14-men when Tom Savage was yellow carded in the 16th minute.
Munster will be disappointed with a final 20 minutes which saw the hosts receive two yellow cards themselves, allowing the visitors earn some respectability on the scoreboard by scoring the final two tries to close a 36-10 lead down to 36-22 by the final whistle.
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