And Munster’s inspirational backrower Anthony Foley was a happy man after the match.

“We came here wanting four points, and we finished with five, so we’re very happy,” he said. “The boys took their tries well.

“Out supporters were brilliant tonight – they are the heartbeat of the side. The atmosphere was brilliant considering we were playing in France.

“We’ve got Sale next week, but we’re going to enjoy tonight. We’ll worry about Sale when we get back together on Monday.”