Despite an excellent start that saw Munster A bag the opening try of the game, London Welsh ultimately made their greater experience and physicality tell in defeating Peter Malone's charges 15-30 in the opening round of the British and Irish Cup at Midleton RFC this afternoon.
Munster tonight scored seven tries in running out comprehensive 49-5 winners over Zebre in round 5 of the Guinness PRO12 at Thomond Park, a win that sets them up nicely for next weekend's showdown with Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.
A tense encounter from start to finish, a late Dan Fish try, coupled with some missed opportunities for the men in red, would ultimately be the difference as Munster played out a one-point loss (23-24) to Cardiff Blues in Round 2 of the Guinness PRO12 in Cork this evening.
Munster will enter the competitive season off the back of a comprehensive half-century victory over Worcester Warriors. In total they ran in seven tries with James Cronin, Simon Zebo, Darren Sweetnam, Ronan O'Mahony, Ian Keatley and Cian Bohane all crossing the whitewash with the scrum yielding a penalty try.
Munster made certain of Champions Cup rugby next season by recording the their second bonus point win in as many games. In total Munster ran in five tries in overcoming Scarlets on a 31-15 scoreline at Thomond Park Stadium today.
A bonus point win might not illustrate quite how tight and tense this game was throughout, but when it mattered most, Munster produced the goods, buoyed by a truly magnificent home support at a sold out Irish Independent Park.
Munster tonight suffered a 35-14 defeat away to Connacht at the Sportsground in Round 20 of the Guinness PRO12. Despite a good share of possession and opening half tries from Simon Zebo and Mike Sherry, Connacht proved more disciplined and clinical in attack, scoring four tries in securing a bonus point win.