Finn Russell Van Graan content with draw after hard-fought clash

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Munster head coach Johann Van Graan acknowledged the match could have gone either way after watching his side battle out a nail-biting 21-21 draw with Racing 92 at Thomond Park.

Racing looked well placed to become only the second French club in 32 attempts to win a Champions Cup match in Limerick when leading 21-14 inside the final 10 minutes.

However, a late try from Munster winger Andrew Conway, superbly converted from the touchline by fly-half JJ Hanrahan, ensured the game finished tied.

“From our point of view we are happy with the draw but we came here to win”, Van Graan told RTÉ Sport.

“We had some of the best players in the world attacking you so you obviously don’t want to concede but that was the way it was. I thought we scored some fantastic tries again. It’s two very good rugby teams. This was test match rugby at its best.”

Hanrahan, who kicked 11 points in all, even had the chance to sneak an unlikely victory for the hosts at the death, but his drop-goal attempt flew left and wide.

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