Then two tries from wing Timoci Nagusa, the second at a time when Ulster had been reduced to 14 following the yellow carding of Ryan Caldwell, leaves Munster with a mountain to climb as they face into the second half playing into the stiff breeze.
Munster: D Hurley; A Horgan, B Murphy, L Mafi, I Dowling, P Warwick, P Stringer; F Pucciariello, D Fogarty, T Buckley; M O'Driscoll capt, D Ryan; A Quinlan, J O'Sullivan, J Melck. Replacements: J Flannery, D Hurley, M Melbourne, J Coughlan, M Prendergast, J Manning, K Lewis.
Ulster: B Cunningham; T Nagusa, D Cave, P Wallace, A Trimble; N O'Connor (I Humphreys), C Willis; J Fitzpatrick, R Best (C), BJ Botha, E O'Donoghue, R Caldwell, S Ferris, D Pollock, R Diack. Replacements: N Brady, T Court, C Del Fava, T Anderson, I Boss, , M McCrea