Peter O’Mahony Explains Munster Decision To Kick The Ball Out At End Of Leinster Defeat

“No confusion.”

Munster had a lot of people scratching their heads this evening when they decided to kick the ball out with the clock in red after winning back possession, despite the fact that they were only trailing Leinster by two points.

Scrumhalf Craig Casey looked confused and frustrated as he booted the ball out and ended the game after the men in red had won the ball back after some excellent work.

Speaking after the game, captain Peter O’Mahony said there was “no confusion” with the province deciding to take the losing bonus-point.

The flanker said there was a lot of tired bodies on the pitch with Munster 80 metres from Leinster’s goal. The southern province also had players out of position and O’Mahony reckons it was the “correct call” to make.

“No confusion, that was the call,” O’Mahony said,

“At the end of the day, there’s a competition. The bonus point was important. We had just turned over the ball and we had 80 metres to go with a team that was kind of… there was a lot of guys that had gone 80 minutes. There was a lot of guys out of position.

“That was our call. It was the correct call for us.”