There’s Something We Really Need To Highlight About Andrew Conway’s Try
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The comeback kid.
For much of last week, a lot of us were under the impression that Andrew Conway would not be fit in time for Munster’s crucial Champions Cup quarter final clash with Toulon.
Conway hadn’t played for Munster in over two and half months, and missed Ireland’s entire Grand Slam-winning Six Nations campaign with a troubling knee injury.
Maybe he’ll make the bench? Or maybe he’ll start and Munster will get a good 50-60 minutes out of him. When the team came out on Friday, there was a huge sigh of relief. Both Conway and Simon Zebo had made it.
There was no Chris Farrell or Keith Earls or even Jaco Taute. But there was hope.
Three minutes into the game Conway made an incredible try-saving tackle on Joshua Tuisova. He was called upon several more times in the first-half. He could also be seen wearing a special support on his knee.
But it was Zebo who was ultimately forced off early. Conway now had to play the full 80 minutes. Not ideal, especially considering he had been struggling in training all week.
“To come through such a long injury, he wasn’t, by his own standards, that sharp in training this week.” head coach Johann van Grann said after the game.”
75 minutes in with Munster trailing and the knee still heavily supported and Conway does this…
We couldn’t resist…
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) April 1, 2018
“It’s interesting the way rugby games work out, the ball went to him and it will go down as one of the all-time great plays of Munster.” van Graan added.
“You’ve just got to look at his face, he was in a real battle. It was an incredible try.”
Van Graan asked for warriors And he most certainly got them.