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.
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.