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Munster keep Champions Cup hopes alive with a superb win over Toulon

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Munster have kept their Champions Cup dreams alive after a hard fought win over Toulon in Thomand Park this evening.

The prospect of an all Irish final still remains alive as the boys in red beat the reigning champions 20-19.

In a game that was always going to be close, it was Andrew Conway who was the hero after he scored a fantastic try when he managed to keep the ball in play and then go onto score a fantastic try after a stray kick from Trinh-Duc.

Munster who were under pressure in the first half had Connor Murray to thank after his quick thinking gave Munster the lead when he took advantage of a knock on in the Toulon ruck.

Before the moment of genius which took referee Nigel Owens some time to debate, Munster were put under some immense pressure as Toulon took a 6-0 via a penalty and a drop goal from Belleau.

However as the half progressed Munster found their feet and took the lead a 13-6 lead into the break.

The second half began with more Munster pressure which unfortunately did not result any further scores for Munster, and they were made to pay when Ashton scored a breaking try to give Toulon a 16-13 lead.

Munster were then put further behind when Trinh-Duc scored another penalty to give Toulon a 19-13 lead.

However the moment magic came on the 75th minute when Conway showed great awareness to keep the ball in play and score what proved to be the winning try.

Munster will now go on either to play Racing 92 or Clermont with a place in the final up for grabs.

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