RaboDirect Pro12: Muster score easy win over Edinburgh

Last Updated: 09/02/13 10:21pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

Munster defeated Edinburgh for the fourth time this season with a dominant 30-3 victory in their RaboDirect PRO12 encounter at Musgrave Park.

Man of the match Ian Keatley kicked 20 points, with tries in the final quarter from CJ Stander and Mike Sherry capping off the home win.

A Piers Francis penalty gave Edinburgh an early lead and the Scottish team were only 6-3 behind at the break, but Keatley's right boot pushed the hosts out of sight in the Cork rain after the interval.

Munster opened the second half on the front foot and a third Keatley penalty gave them a six-point buffer after Willem Nel infringed in a scrum.

The showery conditions made for a scrappy encounter and each penalty kick was becoming increasingly important.

Munster's stand-in captain Jamie Coughlan was caught by a high tackle from Rees and Keatley slotted the resulting kick from a central position.

The province's direct style forced further mistakes from territory-starved Edinburgh and a fifth successful strike from Keatley had his side 15-3 ahead by the hour mark.

A sixth followed from the fly-half before a pinpoint Hanrahan pass sent Ivan Dineen scurrying up the right touchline. He kicked ahead for the supporting Stander, who went over unopposed for a 68th-minute converted try.

Munster, who did the double on Edinburgh in the Heineken Cup pool stages, crossed again with five minutes remaining - replacement hooker Sherry scrambling past Netani Talei after an assist from Stander.

  • Share:

Related

RaboDirect PRO12 2012/13

Greig Laidlaw: Finished with a 21-point haul for Edinburgh

Edinburgh hold off Dragons

Edinburgh signed off their RaboDirect PRO12 campaign with a 31-24 victory over the Dragons at Murrayfield.

Allan Jacobsen: Sure to prove an emotional time for Edinburgh record appearance holder

Edinburgh v Dragons: Teams

Allan Jacobsen will start his last match in a 16-year Edinburgh rugby career against the Dragons at Murrayfield.

Samson Lee: Tighthead prop back in his Scarlets starting spot after having to be withdrawn at the last minute through illness last time

Scarlets v Treviso: Teams

The Scarlets will look to secure their spot in the PRO12 semi-finals when they host Treviso at Parc y Scarlets.

Most Popular

Features

Fantasy FC tickets

Fantasy FC tickets

The Fantasy Football Club is offering you the chance to join Darren Bent on the show this Thursday.

Carra: City's squad the best

Carra: City's squad the best

Man City have the best squad in the league, says Jamie Carragher, who feels they don't need to make wholesale changes.

Gudjohnsen: Fond memories

Gudjohnsen: Fond memories

Ed Chamberlin is joined by Eidur Gudjohnsen, who talks Chelsea's title win and his current ambitions for Iceland.