20 Nov 2011

O'Gara again drop-kicks Munster to tight Euro Cup win

12:55 pm on 20 November 2011

Ronan O'Gara's done it again - the Irish rugby great has landed his second injury time drop goal in successive European Cup games to give two-time champions Munster a 27-24 victory over Castres.

The 34-year-old first five eighths landed the decisive kick from 30 yards out to deprive a valiant Castres side of a share of the points, a week after giving Munster the win over last season's finalists Northampton with a drop goal in the fourth minute of time added-on.

O'Gara's heroics in his 99th European Cup appearance means Munster go second in the group, a point behind Welsh side Scarlets, who beat Northampton on Saturday.

Elsewhere Harlequins' superb start to the season continued as they outclassed Gloucester 28-9 to take their winning streak to 12, their best ever run since the game turned professional.

Earlier Matthew Morgan hit a long-range penalty with 10 seconds remaining to help Ospreys claim a dramatic 26-26 draw with Italian club Treviso.

In the same Pool 5, twice beaten finalists Biarritz posted a 15-10 victory - only their second win in all competitions this season.