Highlights, Pics & Reaction: Munster V Zebre
3rd October 2016 By Munster Rugby
Full highlights from Munster’s seven try win over Zebre on Saturday. Plus there’s action shots and post-match reaction from CJ Stander and Rassie Erasmus.
With tries from man of the match Darren Sweetnam, Conor Murray, Simon Zebo, Stephen Archer, a Stander brace and a penalty try, the win sees Munster climb to second (behind Ulster) on the Guinness PRO12 table after five rounds played.
Stander spoke to MunsterRugby.ie in the immediate aftermath of the win.
Click here to see our Munster v Zebre match gallery.
Having seen his men put Zebre to the sword in front of a home crowd, a content Erasmus spoke with media after the game and was happy that his men are beginning to click at the right time, especially ahead of his first home derby as boss man this Saturday.
“I think we are getting there slowly. Certainly we used some opportunities where last week was on a platter and we didn’t execute.
“There was a lot of points left out there but the guys were trying things. If you make a mistake while trying things then that’s okay.
“Against every team it is not easy, and anyone that saw the first 20 minutes will know that we had to break them down to get that score.
“But it was nice to go into the last ten minutes and not to be close and stressed. It was good to win like that and play some good rugby.”
In a further positive, Erasmus’ squad captain Peter O’Mahony made a return to action following an ACL injury that kept him sidelined for almost a year.
“Even if it wasn’t a tough run of games, to get Peter back is such a huge boost for the whole of Munster – his competitiveness his leadership.
“He will take a lot of the leadership role that Billy Holland has been really doing well overall. It’s just another experienced guy and a wonderful rugby player. It’s great to have him in the squad.”
Munster now travel to the Aviva to face Leinster this Saturday at 2.05pm. Tickets can be purchased online here.
Next Home Game:
Munster welcome Glasgow Warriors to Thomond Park for their first home game of the 2016/17 European Champions Cup on Saturday October 22nd at 1pm.
Tickets can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park or by calling 061 421103.