HIGHLIGHTS | Munster come back to clinch vital draw with Sharks to secure 5th place in the URC

A brilliant fightback from Munster after the break started with a penalty try as Calvin Nash and Conor Murray also touched down.

Munster came from nineteen down to secure a vital 22-22 draw against Sharks on an extremely humid night in Durban to clinch fifth-place in the URC and guarantee a place in next season’s Champions Cup.

Sharks were dominant in the scrum and won penalties at the set-piece throughout the game, leading 19-3 after a first half they controlled.

A brilliant fightback from Munster after the break started with a penalty try as Calvin Nash and Conor Murray also touched down with Ben Healy kicking a conversion.

Graham Rowntree’s side nearly won it at the death but Gavin Coombes was held up over the line. It didn’t matter however as a draw or a win was enough to secure fifth-place.

The draw sees Munster complete the two week tour to South Africa with a win and a draw against Stormers and Sharks to make it eight wins and a draw in their last 11 URC games.

Graham Rowntree’s side will face Glasgow Warriors in the quarter-final at Scotstoun on the May 6.

The draw has denied Sharks of Champions Cup rugby next season unless they can win the URC with the South African side away to Leinster in the quarter-finals.

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