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.
A tight and tense affair throughout, Munster suffered a narrow 16-13 defeat away to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium this evening, a bonus point loss that sees Munster drop to sixth on the Guinness PRO12 table.
Munster crossed for seven tries in a dominant and clinical performance that saw them secure a 47-0 win over Zebre at Thomond Park tonight, their biggest winning margin in league history. The game also saw Simon Zebo become Munster's all-time record try scorer on 43 tries.
Despite a sprightly start from Munster that saw them take a 0-8 lead, an unyielding Cardiff Blues fought back to edge in front on 34 minutes and never looked back in securing a bonus point win over their visitors, even denying Munster a losing bonus point with the final kick of the game.
Munster tonight recorded a bonus point win over Newport-Gwent Dragons in Round 17 of the Guinness PRO12 at Thomond Park. Dave Kilcoyne bagged his second brace of tries in three games with Rory Scannell and James Cronin also crossing the whitewash.
Persistent wet weather made for a scrappy and forward driven affair as Munster made it four wins from four over Treviso - two in the Champions Cup - this season. Gerhard van den Heever and Francis Saili crossed for the province with Ian Keatley adding two penalties.
It was a case of unlucky thirteen as Ospreys ended Munster's winning run in Irish Independent Park this evening after the province slipped to its first defeat after twelve wins in over three years in Cork.
Munster A this afternoon suffered an 11-21 defeat to London Scottish at CBC Lansdowne, a result that sees them exit this season's British and Irish Cup. The visitors made their considerable bulk pay in wet and windy conditions that were solely conducive to tight and forward driven play.