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Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Full-time

    Munster 9-7 Exeter

    Munster are into the last eight of the Champions Cup!

    Exeter are out.

    But nobody left anything out there...

    Munster celebrate
  2. Post update

    Munster 9-7 Exeter

    Exeter have the ball but they are not making much headway. They have nosed just over the Munster 10 metre line.

  3. Post update

    Munster 9-7 Exeter

    Exeter with possession and a better field position, just short of the Munster 10-metre line.

    They need a moment of magic from somewhere...

  4. Post update

    Munster 9-7 Exeter

    Exeter with a penalty on their own 22m. Henry Slade bites off more than he can chew though! That has not found touch!

    Munster with the ball and running through slow one-out phases...

    CJ Stander is tackled
  5. Post update

    Munster 9-7 Exeter

    Munster on the go-slow before Alby Mathewson, on for Conor Murray, sticks up a snowy box kick.

    Exeter are running from deep now.

    They are 10 metres from their own line and need a try pronto.

  6. Penalty - Munster 9-7 Exeter

    Joey Carbery

    Could that be good night and good luck for the Chiefs?

    They need a converted try and a penalty, or 10 unanswered points by any other means, to wrestle the last-eight place out of Munster's grasp...

    Joey Carbery
  7. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Peter O'Mahony is taken out in the air at the line-out and this is a very presentable penalty shot for Joey Carbery...

    What a turnaround after the hosts were penned deep in their own 22m about five minutes ago.

  8. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Massive turnover by big Jean Kleyn for Munster!

    That could be a pivotal moment when the coaches are picking over the bones in the video debrief...

  9. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    But Exeter have the put-in to a scrum just over the Munster 10-metre line...

    As it stands the Chiefs are not winning by enough to leap-frog Munster and take top spot and a place in the last eight.

    They need another seven points. Eleven minutes to go...

  10. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Billy Holland pinches the ball at the line-out! A superb stretching take that draws massive decibels from the Thomond Park crowd!

  11. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    The line-out routine was slick from Munster as Niall Scannell picks out Tadhg Beirne at the back of the queue.

    But Munster's Peter O'Mahony pulls down his man in the resulting Exeter line-out 20 metres out.

    Penalty and Exeter boot into the corner. Luke Cowan-Dickie to throw into the line-out for the visitors...

  12. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Exeter scrum-half Nic White with a delicious kick into the corner, the ball dribbling into the corner to give Munster hooker Niall Scannell a nerve-jangler of a line-out dart.

    Nic White of Exeter Chiefs
  13. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Andrew Conway, just a little too clever for his own good there.

    The Munster man attempts to chip ahead from 15m out but his kick drifts into touch as he skirts round his man and looks to regather.


  14. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Tadhg Beirne collars another turnover. That is his third of the match. He has been immense at the breakdown today.

    Rock-solid and as brave as a bomb defuser.

  15. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Ping-pong in midfield. This is cagey, strategic stuff and the first to blink is Andrew Conway.The Munster wing screws his kick off the side of his boot and into touch around halfway.

    Exeter with possession. Luke Cowan-Dickie is on at hooker for the visitors with Tyler Bleyendaal replacing Rory Scannell in the Munster backline.

  16. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Exeter now wrestling their way into the ascendancy. But then the ball spills forward off Henry Slade's hands.

    Exhausting, marathon phases of play.

    There are going to be some gaps opening up in the final quarter.

  17. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    CJ Stander and Tadhg Beirne lock down over a break so tightly, I think it is hermetically sealed.

    Turnover for Munster who are building ominously around the Exeter 22m.

  18. Post update

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    Solid from Jack Nowell as he come up and claims Conor Murray's box-kick. Exeter's defence has been bear-trap tight so far in this match.

    Mike Haley is tackled by Sam Simmonds and Ollie Devoto
  19. Kick-off

    Munster 6-7 Exeter

    We are back underway at Thomond Park.

  20. The permutations

    Remember, Exeter need to deny Munster a bonus point and hold on for victory if they are to go into the last eight.

    A one-point winning margin is not going to be enough for the Chiefs. They need eight at least and Munster to stay short of four tries.

    If they succeed they will leap-frog Munster and knock them out.

    As is stands, Munster are sneaking into the quarter-finals on the back of that losing bonus point.