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Moody's magic moment - Corry

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A gutsy and classy team performance was at the heart of Leicester Tigers' historic win over Munster on Saturday, but skipper Martin Corry reserved some special praise for his back-row colleagues.

In difficult, windy conditions, combined with some heavy rain, it was always going to be a dogged affair, especially up front, and the Tigers forwards barely put a foot wrong as they set the platform for victory. And it was a "bit of magic" from England and Lions flanker Lewis Moody that firmly set Tigers on their way to a 13-6 victory at Thomond Park which secured their progress to the last eight of the Heineken Cup.

"Pat Howard said in the build-up to the game that little bits of brilliance turn a game and win a game," said Corry. "And the offload by Lewis Moody for the Geordan Murphy try was that little bit of magic that turned the game."

Moody latched on to a pass 20 metres from the Munster line, straightened his run and, as he committed the defender to the tackle, passed for Murphy to dive over in the first half and put Tigers in the ascendancy.

And while Moody caught the eye with that work in attack, his captain was unstinting in his praise of both back-row colleagues.

"I thought both flankers were immense," he added. "Shane Jennings might be unsung by some people, but he certainly isn't by us. He was the Players' Player of the Season last year and we all know what value he is. He is an unassuming guy off the pitch but when he is playing he puts every ounce of what he has into his game. He had another superb game and he had a couple of turnovers which, in conditions like that, were massive for us."