19 Apr 14
In ideal playing conditions at the Sportsground Munster claimed a bonus point victory against Connacht to win 32-23 tonight, moving the province back to 2nd spot in the table.
The Anthony Foley, Ian Costello coached side, unbeaten to date this season, take on a Neath side who, although languishing in 5th place in the table could still qualify for the knock-outs if they beat Munster and others results went their way.
Bristol (at home to Heriots) in second place, trail Munster (13) by four points but can be expected to reap a full dividend and end the weekend with 14 points going into the final round of matches.
Third placed Nottingham could also win with a bonus leaving them on 13 so at least Munster know exactly what they have to do in Wales.
Neath may have lost twice in this B&I Cup but they lead the WRU Premiership, and have won six of their last seven games.
Munster: D Riordan; D Barnes, T Gleeson, S Deasy, C O'Boyle; D Cusack, D Williams; D Kilcoyne, S Henry, S Archer; D Foley, I Nagle; S Hassett, P O'Mahony capt, N Williams. Replacements: G Slattery, P O'Regan, N Melbourne, E Kelly, C Murray, J Manning, R O'Mahony.