A Lot Of People Don’t Seem To Understand One Key Moment From Murray’s Try

Think again.

Munster booked their place in this year’s Champions Cup semi-final with a stunning win against Toulon in Thomond Park yesterday evening.

The southern province were second best for most of the game, but somehow found dug deep and pulled off another famous European win. In the end, it was two key moments proved to be decisive ones.

Andrew Conway’s try has grabbed all the headlines, and rightly so, but it was Conor Murray’s quick bit of thinking to score his, that kept Munster in the game in the first place.

But for those who are still convinced it may not have been a knock-on, you need to think again. Yes the argument can be made that maybe it wasn’t a knock on, as the footage isn’t entirely conclusive. But it doesn’t really matter.

Murray is onside before the ball is touched. As soon as a hand touches the ball and it moves out of the ruck (or is dropped back or forward), Murray is perfectly entitled to step forward on and make an attempt on the ball as the ruck is over. It’s open play and whether or not the ball was knocked on, and the try still stands.

A lot of people were confused as this wasn’t really picked up by the commentary team on the day. Genius from Murray, who used every bit of experience he has gained over the years to keep Munster in the game. The best in world? Absolutely.