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Shane Daly: 'I love the way we are trying to play the game'

Like most players at Munster right now, Shane Daly is enjoying his rugby.

Winning certainly helps, and Munster have done that seven times in a row in the BKT United Rugby Championship in their rise to third in the table.

Scoring tries does a world of good too. In Daly's first 13 appearances of the season, many of which came at full-back during the province's injury crisis, the 27-year-old crossed the line once. Five tries in his last six games have changed that ratio considerably.

The secret?

"Just being in the right place at the right time, I think," the Corkman says of his recent hot streak.

"Playing in a good team like this, playing on the wing is a good place to be, and the way we're moving the ball at the minute is definitely suiting me, so I'm happy to stand out there and wait for the ball to come out."

There's obviously a lot more to it than that, particularly with how Munster use their wingers, with both Daly and Calvin Nash consistently encouraged to move infield to get involved in play, rather than stay at their post and wait for the ball to come their way.

The high-energy style of play took a while to get used to when attack coach Mike Prendergast arrived to work with head coach Graham Rowntree in 2022, as they went through a rollercoaster season that ultimately ended in a URC title.

At times it can be a high-risk style of play and lead to a high turnover and handling error count, but for Daly, there's no better way to approach the game.

"I'm loving it. Since the lads have come in, I have really enjoyed my rugby. I love the way we are trying to play the game and even when we haven’t performed, we are still trying to play the right way, we are trying to play to space.

"There are games when the passes don’t stick or the

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