Planet Rugby

Paterson gives Munster a headache

23rd October 2009 21:59

Share:

Chris PAterson makes a break

Chris Paterson: Clinical

Four penalties from the boot of Chris Paterson deepened the gloom over Munster as Edinburgh won 12-7 in the Magners League on Friday.

Edinburgh went to the top of the Magners League with the hard-fought win - their first defeat of the Irish province since October 2006.

Ireland international Ronan O'Gara had an off night, missing three shots at goal.

O'Gara did convert David Wallace's second-half try but it was not enough for the visitors.

Munster were offside at the start and Paterson kicked the resulting penalty.

However, although the hosts dominated the rest of the opening quarter from quick possession they could not breach the visitors' defence.

The closest they came was when they drove a five-metre lineout only for the ball to pop out on the Munster side.

The set scrum was proving a messy area with each side taking one against the head.

When the ball came out on Munster's side after 21 minutes Edinburgh were penalised in the subsequent mess but O'Gara missed the kick.

Five minutes later O'Gara stuck a penalty to touch 10 metres from the Edinburgh line which then fell under prolonged siege.

Munster drove line-outs and attempted to pick and dive over. Number eight Wallace drove over but the effort was ruled out by the tv official.

A splendid tackle by Ross Ford on his Lions captain Paul O'Connell ended the siege and allowed Edinburgh to go up field.

Paterson kicked two more penalties after an infringement by Donncha O'Callaghan before punishing another offside with his third penalty.

Ian Dowling misjudged a kick from Phil Godman two minutes after the restart, putting Tim Visser apparently clear down the left wing.

But Munster centre Jean De Villiers recovered to save his side.

Dowling was then involved in chasing a kick from O'Gara that ended in a five-metre scrum.

Wallace touched down off the scrum and O'Gara converted to cut Edinburgh's lead to two points.

Paterson then extended Edinburgh's lead by maintaining his 100% record with a simple penalty.

Six minutes later O'Gara failed from long distance, his third penalty miss.

In the closing minute centre Ben Cairns ghosted past two men but appeared to suffer a leg injury when he was tackled to worry Scotland coach Andy Robinson.

The scorers:

For Edinburgh:
Pens: Paterson 4

For Munster:
Try: Wallace
Con: O'Gara

Edinburgh: 15 Chris Paterson, 14 John Houston, 13 Ben Cairns, 12 Nick De Luca, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Phil Godman, 9 Mike Blair (capt), 8 Scott Newlands, 7 Roddy Grant, 6 Alan MacDonald, 5 Scott MacLeod, 4 Steve Turnbull, 3 Geoff Cross, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Kyle Traynor.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Kelly, 17 Allan Jacobsen, 18 Craig Hamilton, 19 Allister Hogg, 20 Greig Laidlaw, 21 Andrew Turnbull, 22 Steve Jones.

Munster: 15 Paul Warwick, 14 Ian Dowling, 13 Lifeimi Mafi, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Ronan O'Gara, 9 Tomas O'Leary, 1 Darragh Hurley, 2 Denis Fogarty, 3 Julien Brugnaut, 4 Donncha O'Callaghan, 5 Paul O'Connell (capt), 6 Niall Ronan, 7 David Wallace, 8 Denis Leamy.
Replacements: 16 Damien Varley, 17 Stephen Archer, 18 Mick O'Driscoll, 19 Donnacha Ryan, 20 Peter Stringer, 21 Denis Hurley, 22 Felix Jones.

Referee: Gwyn Morris (Wales)
Assistant referees: Iain Heard (Scotland), Graeme Marshall (Scotland)
Television match official: Iain Ramage (Scotland)
Assessor: Jim Fleming (Scotland)

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Saturday , October 25
Ulster vs ToulonUlster vs Toulon Preview
Scarlets vs LeicesterScarlets vs Leicester Preview
Bath vs ToulouseBath vs Toulouse Preview
Montpellier vs GlasgowMontpellier vs Glasgow Preview
Northampton vs OspreysNorthampton vs Ospreys Preview
Sunday , October 26
Clermont Auvergne vs Sale SharksClermont Auvergne vs Sale Sharks Preview
Castres vs LeinsterCastres vs Leinster Preview
Wasps vs HarlequinsWasps vs Harlequins Preview
Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 92Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 92 Preview
More European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , October 31
Leinster vs Edinburgh19:35
Ospreys vs Connacht19:35
Glasgow vs Benetton Treviso19:35
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Saturday , October 25
Bucuresti vs Stade Francais14:00
Rovigo vs Cardiff Blues14:00
Exeter vs ConnachtExeter vs Connacht Preview
Oyonnax vs Gloucester19:45
More European Rugby Challenge Cup fixtures
Currie Cup
Saturday , October 25
Western Province vs LionsWestern Province vs Lions Preview
More Currie Cup fixtures
ITM Cup
Saturday , October 25
Taranaki vs TasmanTaranaki vs Tasman Preview
More ITM Cup fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Friday , October 24
Munster 14 - 3 SaracensMunster vs Saracens Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Grenoble 15 - 25 London Irish
La Rochelle 25 - 13 Bayonne
Brive 21 - 26 Zebre
Edinburgh 25 - 17 LOU Rugby
Newport Gwent D'gons 26 - 30 Newcastle
Thursday , October 23
London Welsh 20 - 52 Bordeaux-BeglesLondon Welsh vs Bordeaux-Begles Report
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 19
Ospreys 42 - 7 Benetton TrevisoOspreys vs Benetton Treviso Report
Toulouse 30 - 23 MontpellierToulouse vs Montpellier Report
Toulon 28 - 18 ScarletsToulon vs Scarlets Report
Leinster 25 - 20 WaspsLeinster vs Wasps Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
London Irish 70 - 14 RovigoLondon Irish vs Rovigo Report
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
International Match
Saturday , October 18
Australia 28 - 29 New ZealandAustralia vs New Zealand Report
More International Match results
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sale Sharks 26 - 27 MunsterSale Sharks vs Munster Report
Saracens 30 - 23 Clermont AuvergneSaracens vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Racing Metro 92 20 - 11 NorthamptonRacing Metro 92 vs Northampton Report
Glasgow 37 - 10 BathGlasgow vs Bath Report
Leicester 25 - 18 UlsterLeicester vs Ulster Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
LOU Rugby 28 - 18 London WelshLOU Rugby vs London Welsh Report
Cardiff Blues 37 - 14 Grenoble
Stade Francais 22 - 38 Newport Gwent D'gons
Bayonne 30 - 24 Exeter
Connacht 48 - 12 La Rochelle
Zebre 24 - 33 Oyonnax
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
Currie Cup
Lions 50 - 20 SharksLions vs Sharks Report
More Currie Cup results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Northampton625
2Saracens622
3Exeter620
4Bath620
5Wasps615