Munster Fans Fume Following Ludicrous Decision That Results In 14-Point Swing

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy


Munster were unable to get one over on provincial rivals Leinster at the Aviva Stadium yesterday as the men in blue ran out 30-22 winners in their Guinness PRO14 clash.

James Lowe once again stole the show with a brace of tries that ultimately proved pivotal. The southern province fought back on a number of occasions, scoring tries through Tadhg Beirne, CJ Stander and Alby Mathewson, but it was Leinster’s day in the end.

Things however, could have been a lot different had Munster not been on the wrong end of shocking decision by the officials on the night. With Leinster attacking Munster did incredibly well through Sammy Arnold to force a Robbie Henshaw spill that allowed Keith Earls to break away for a try. But for some reason the Moyross man was called back after a call by the linesman.

Apparently Arnold ‘deliberately’ knocked the ball on, despite replays showing it was a perfectly good legitimate tackle. Leinster then kicked the resulting penalty into the corner and bagged their third try.

After the game Munster boss Johaan van Graan was far from impressed – and rightfully so to be fair.

“On the second one, in the 42nd minute, I think it was a 14-point swing.” Van Graan said

“We got called back for a certain try. There was a call made, they went to the corner and then they scored a try. I guess all I can say is that you want consistency.”

There really is no excuse for calls like that, especially in such a big game. Officials really need to be getting those ones correct.