Any ideas that the Scottish side were over simply for the trip alone were quickly dismissed when their lively backs conjured a good score for wing Max Nimmo that scrum half Graham Wilson converted from the touchline. And minutes later the Heriots captain was wide with a penalty as the visitors continued to belie their position in the table with a period of inventive rugby that leaves Munster plenty of food for thought at the break.
Munster: Danny Riordan; Danny Barnes, Mike Kelleher, Scott Deasy, Ciaran O'Boyle; Declan Cusack, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry, Stephen Archer; Dave Foley, Ian Nagle; Billy Holland, Peter O'Mahony capt., Nick Williams. Replacements: Sean Henry, Pa O'Regan, Neville Melbourne, Ed Kelly, Conor Murray, Jeremy Manning, Sean Scanlon.
Heriots: Colin Goudie; Jonny Alston, Peter Saunders, Richard Mill, Max Nimmo, Greig Rutherford, Graham Wilson capt; Alan Dymock, Scott Burnett, Wullie Blacklock; Philip O'Connor, Chukwuma Osazuwa; Peter Eccles, Chris Fusaro, Jamie Syme. Replacements: Finlay Gillies, Cameron Bruce, John-Patrick Ward, Neil Meikle, Marc Teague, Andrew Douglas, Michael Goldie