In the 29th minute Tommy O'Donnell scored the second try and Manning added the extras and after that with London Irish reduced to 14 after number 8 Chris Hala ' Ufia was binned for throwing a punch Munster went further ahead, Paul Warwick's clever little kick-through grounded by winger Danny Barnes. Manning's conversion, his eight successive effort with the placed ball
Munster: D Hurley; D Riordan, T Gleeson, P Warwick capt, D Barnes; J Manning, T Morland; D Ryan, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, B Holland, T O'Donnell, N Ronan, D Leamy. Replacement (from): D Fogarty, J Brugnaut, R O'Mahony, S Archer, F Jones, S Deasy, P Stringer, E Grace, M O'Driscoll,
London Irish: D Armitage; A Thompstone, T Homer, C Gower, S Tagicakibau; R Lamb, P Richards; D Murphy, D Paice, P Ion; G Johnson, K Roche; R Thorpe, S Armigage, C Hala'Ufia. (Replacements from): C Dermody; J Buckland; A Perry, N Kennedy; P Hodgson; J Lennard; D Danaher; J Fisher; G Stowers; J Joseph; A Lalanne; M Watson.