The Munster men ran riot yesterday as they took on Newport Gwent Dragons in the new ‘Irish Independent Park’ formerly known as ‘Musgrave Park’ in Cork.
The match was especially important for the team as not only was it potentially the last home game of the season but this would impact where they would play their semi final before they possibly face a final up in Kingspan stadium (formerly Ravenhill) up in Ulster on the 30th
Anthony Foley’s men finished second in the table to set up a semi-final clash with third-placed Ospreys at Thomond Park next Saturday afternoon.
Munster resulted in beating Newport Gwent Dragons 50 – 27 after securing a whopping eight tries. Aswell as that after 24 minutes Munster had already secured their bonus point.
Tries came from Andrew Smith, CJ Stander, Paul O’Connell, Keith Earls, Ronan O’Mahony and the hat trick hero, Conor Murray (Man Of The Match) as well as five conversions by Ian Keatley.
Ashton Hewitt had Dragons only first-half try with Tyler Morgan, Rhys Buckley and Jack Dixon also crossing.
With the successful win for the Munster men a home semi with the loyal Munster fans makes thomond a fortress. Munster will take on Ospreys and whoever wins that match will play the winners of the Glasgow and Ulster match which takes place on Friday evening. The winners of the two matches will then compete for the championships in Ulster on the 30th.