Stephen Fitzgerald knocks the ball from Andrew Conway’s hands to prevent a Munster try. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
ANDREW CONWAY WON’T want to see this one again.
Munster trailed Connacht early on in this evening’s Guinness Pro14 derby when Conway snagged an intercept and jogged in for what seemed certain to be the hosts’ opening try.
But while Conway eased his way towards the posts, unbeknownst to him, Connacht’s Stephen Fitzgerald hadn’t given up the chase and was closing him down quickly.
And just as Conway moved to ground the ball, Fitzgerald dived in to knock it cleanly out of his hands and prevent the try.
All Conway could do was raise his hand to acknowledge the error and get back into position for the restart.