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SPOTLIGHT: Springbok centre Damian de Allende produced an outstanding performance for Munster in their 19-13 win over Castres in a Champions Cup Round Two match.
De Allende, who was playing in front of Munster fans for the first time since making his debut in August 2020, was crowned ‘Star of the Match’ when the referee blew the final whistle.
“I thought when we held onto the ball we did very well and we got metres, but I think we tried to look for the offload too much. It was just that final pass,” De Allende told BT Sport after the match.
“It was just a little bit frustrating where we felt like we should have scored, but we didn’t. We’re still happy to get the win but I think we left a little bit out there. It’s a very good win but I think the boys just feel a little bit disappointed.
“I’ve been here for about a year and a half now and it’s my first time experiencing a crowd here. It’s been a flipping good experience. Even last week against Wasps it was very awesome to see the supporters there.
“I’m very grateful to see the supporters out here tonight. It was a very cool experience.”
De Allende certainly showed the Munster fans what he is about.
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A year and a half after signing, yesterday was @Doogz‘s first time playing in front of the Thomond Park crowd 🏟
— Heineken Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) December 19, 2021
Almost 18 months at Munster, but that was Damian de Allende’s first taste of playing in front of supporters at Thomond Park.
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) December 18, 2021