Andrew Conway riles up Exeter fans by clattering Gareth Steenson after conversion
EXETER 10-10 MUNSTER
Full tilt. Fully committed.
Andrew Conway will say he was doing his level best to put Gareth Steenson off his conversion attempt but he took this one too far.
The Munster winger hurtled out towards the former Ireland U21, moments after Luke Cowan Dickie had scored Exeter Chiefs' first Champions Cup try of the season.
Conway had flung in his chips and, in the style of a goalkeeper, jumped to make himself big. In landing, after Steenson got his kick away, Conway sent the Exeter 10 sprawling.
The placement of Conway's left arm was very high and, as he landed, his elbow connected with the back of Steenson's head.
The Sandy Park crowd did not take kindly to the collision and the replays made it look worse.
Referee Jerome Garces and the TV Match Official did look at a few replays but Conway got a pass.
Andrew Conway what 🙈🙈🙈🙈
— Doug Leddin (@dougleddin) October 13, 2018
How has Andrew Conway got away with that 🙈🙈
— Aaron Clarke (@Aaron_c91) October 13, 2018
Andrew Conway very lucky to avoid a yellow there https://t.co/OpnIQvd82j
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) October 13, 2018
The Champions Cup pool clash was played out in windy, inclement conditions and there was plenty of bite out there. That being said, Conway was the one who came closest to a card with his rush from the Munster tryline.
Munster battled back in the second half and got level when Joey Carbery converted CJ Stander's bulling try.