That result from the Cardiff City Stadium won't have been good news for Munster who are now just six points clear of Scarlets with a trip to Llanelli to come in mid April.
What's also almost certain is that by the time Munster take on leaders Leinster in Thomond Park Stadium on Saturday, Glasgow Warriors and Ulster will be one point behind following their games against the Blues and Aironi, respectively, the night before with Scarlets (away to Edinburgh) possibly just two points adrift ?
RaboDirect PRO12 Remaining Games:
Leinster (64pts): v Munster (a); Edinbugh (h); Ulster (a); Dragons (a).
Munster (56): v Leinster (h); Warriors (h); Scarlets (a); Ulster (h).
Ospreys (53): v Treviso (h); Blues (a); Dragons (h); Aironi (a).
Warriors (51): v Blues (h); Munster (a); Treviso (a); Connacht (h).
Ulster (50): v Aironi (h); Connacht (a); Leinster (h); Munster (a).
Scarlets (50): v Edinburgh (a); Aironi (a); Munster (h); Blues (h).
Blues (45): v Warriors (a); Ospreys (h); Edinburgh (h); Scarlets (a).
As Things Stands RaboDirect PRO12 Semi-finals would be
Leinster v Warriors: Munster v Ospreys