Munster made it back to back interpro wins with a hard fought 31-24 bonus point win over Connacht at the Sportsground this evening.
The win moves Johann van Graan’s side to the Top of Conference A for the first time since the opening weeks of the season after Glasgow’s slip up in Treviso opened the door.
After a decent opening, Arno Botha won’t won’t to see Connacht’s first try as the South African was robbed by Tom Farrell in contact and the Connacht centre cantered home for the first try of the game with Carty adding the extras.
Munster responded with a good spell of possession and territory with their line out and maul looking to be in the ascendancy. With the Connacht backline under pressure, some good hands from Earls put Peter O’Mahony through the gap. Carbery slotted the extras to level the game.
Seven minutes later and Munster would hit the front with Dan Goggin powering over from close range following a crisp flat pass from Alby Mathewson. Carbery again converted and Munster led the hosts 14-7.