Munster’s Final Pool Game With Exeter Chiefs Just Got A Whole Lot More Interesting

Winner take all.

Munster’s final pool game with Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park next weekend just got a whole lot more interesting, with the Premiership side sailing over for their fourth try in the last few minutes against Castres.

The try gives them a 24-12 lead at the time of writing with 50 minutes on the clock, but more importantly it secures a bonus-point for the Chiefs. And should they hold on and win the game – it will be winner take all in Limerick next weekend.

Munster look unlikely to secure a home quarter final, but may still need to avoid defeat to top the group and qualify for the last eight. A win for Exeter today will put them within four points of the Irish province, and if they win in Thomond Park (and stop Munster from getting a losing BP, or get a BP of their own) they will top the group, despite Munster’s massive points difference.

Why you ask? Because it comes down to head-to-head, and with the two sides drawing in Sandy Park, a win for the Chiefs next week sees them win the head-to-head overall. What a game we have to look forward to should Exeter hold on.

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