WATCH: Should Munster Have Had A Penalty Try Here?


Munster’s unbeaten run in Europe this season came to an end yesterday evening as they suffered defeat at the hands of Top 14 champions Castres in France.

The southern province failed to take several chances in the second-half, and ended up losing the game by just one point. But they can perhaps feel a little aggrieved with how things went down yesterday.

We touched on the Chris Cloete eye-gouge yesterday that should have resulted in a red-card for Rory Kockott, but let’s take a closer look at late disallowed try from Andrew Conway that likely would have won Munster the game.

While it’s fair to say Conway did lost control of the ball, would that have happened has Castres No.10 Benjamin Urdapilleta not illegally have slid in? Probably not, and given the ferocity and dangerous nature, along with the fact that it stopped a certain try – should Munster have been awarded a penalty try?

To make matters worse the challenge on Peter O’Mahony only resulted in a yellow card and perhaps should have warranted more. And even further – check out this cheap shot on Conway afterwards. Madness.

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