Video & Pics: Munster v Newport Gwent Dragons
13th February 2017 By Munster Rugby
Munster consolidated their place at the top of the Guinness PRO12 after scoring six tries in the process of defeating Newport Gwent Dragons 45-17 on Friday night at a sold-out Irish Independent Park.
Tyler Bleyendaal and Doran Jones traded penalties before Jaco Taute crossed for his first try in Cork, doing so with 13 minutes played and bringing the vocal Irish Independent Park faithful into the game.
They were given even more reason to cheer when Bleyendaal turned defence into attack in a move that Andrew Conway finished off sublimely with a quarter played.
Taute then secured his brace before the half hour mark as Munster demonstrated a real clinical edge in attack.
A Rhys Buckley try late in the half looked to keep Dragons in touch but a penalty try for Munster on 40 minutes left them with an even steeper mountain to climb – Munster leading 31-10.
Darren O'Shea saw the sin bin on 55 minutes for a no-arms tackle and Dragons took advantage, piling numbers into the maul for Elliot Dee to touch down. But Munster's reply was swift through Dave Kilcoyne and from there the game was never in doubt.
Ronan O'Mahony continued his welcome habit of scoring tries for fun in Irish Independent Park and added further gloss to the scoreboard with Munster's sixth in the final minute.
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Next Home Game
Munster welcome Scarlets to Thomond Park on Friday Feb. 24th at 7.35pm.
Tickets from: Adult €;20, Junior €;7, Student €;7, Family (2 adult & 2 junior) €;40
Munster v Scarlets tickets can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, or by calling 061 421103.