R O'Mahony 1 Try
S Zebo 1 Try
Hanrahan landed two first half penalties and converted O'Mahony's try to leave his side 13-9 up at the break. Neath's three penalties coming from Dai Langdon.
On the return Munster dominated for long periods with the home side reduced to 14 men when their flanker Gareth Gravell was sin-binned, Hanrahan's subsequent penalty pushing Munster into a seven point lead.
In the 55th minute, a quick tap and go from scrum-half Duncan Williams ended in a try for Zebo with Hanrahan once again adding the extras and though Munster had to withstand a late Neath onslaught and a yellow card for Brian O'Hara their defence held up admirably.
Neath: A Jenkins; K James, A Bramwell, G McCarthy, J Davies; D Langdon, C Morgans; N Downs, A Littlehales, J Reeves; E Evans, A Powell; G Gravell capt., L Ward, L Evans. Replacements: T Price, R Clancy, N Ace, T Herdman, D Evans, C Clement, T Barry.
Munster: L O'Dea; R O'Mahoney (D Moroney 72), C Hircock (J Holland 77), T Gleeson, S Zebo; JJ Hanrahan, D Williams (P Stringer 55); D Kilcoyne, S Henry (D Casey 70), S Archer (A Cotter 64); D Foley (B O'Hara 68), I Nagle; B Holland capt. (B Hayes 77), T O'Donnell, P Butler. Replacements: A Cotter, D Casey, B Hayes, B O'Hara, P Stringer, J Holland (Cork Con), D Moroney (UL Bohs)