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Here’s the astonishing James Coughlan block on Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal attempt

The Corkman summed up Munster’s Trojan effort against Toulon today.

MUNSTER CAME UP just short in their enthralling Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulon today, but it wasn’t for the lack of effort.

At 21 – 16, with Keith Earls in the sin-bin, Jonny Wilkinson dropped into the pocket and lined up what looked to be a straightforward drop-goal.

What Wilkinson didn’t account for was a flying number eight, propelling himself off the ground and through the air in time to block the ball down.

JC flying

Source: Sky Sports.

Sadly, James Coughlan’s act of awesome athleticism did not pay dividends and the 2003 World Cup winner would be given another chance to open up an eight-point gap for his side five minutes later.

Munster come up just short after momentous effort against Toulon

As it happened: Toulon v Munster, Heineken Cup semi-final

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