Munster get the job done in Cork

Date published: April 25 2015

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Munster followed Glasgow and the Ospreys' lead on Saturday as they picked up a bonus-point victory, seeing off Treviso 30-19 in Cork.

The hosts scored three tries in the first-half courtesy of Simon Zebo, CJ Stander and Tommy O'Donnell and there was a penalty for Ian Keatley to give them the lead. 

Treviso replied with a try for Matthew Luanano but they were still trailing 20-7 at half time. 

The home side added a further penalty via Keatley and a penalty try to their tally in the second-half to win the game with ease. Treviso meanwhile scored twice courtesy of Andrea Pratichetti and Simone Ragusi but they were still on the wrong end of the 30-19 scoreline. 

Keatley opened the scoring in the first-half with a penalty after only four minutes. 

After some pressure on their visitors' line, Zebo finally managed to push his way through the Treviso defence and crash over the line to score the try. 

Ten minutes later, Stander picked up the ball and used his sheer power to dive over the line and put his side further in the lead. 

Treviso replied when Luanano was driven over the line in the rolling maul and claimed the visitors' first points of the game. 

On 39 minutes, O'Donnell found some space after collecting the ball from the line-out and shrugged off the Treviso defence with some good pace, scoring the try to give his side the 20-7 lead at half-time. 

It was Treviso who scored the first points of the second-half with a try after only a minute of the game had been played. The Italian side broke through the Munster defence and Pratichetti was there in support to finish it off and score the try. 

Keatley claimed a penalty for Munster and then the home side were awarded a penalty try on 67 minutes to put them firmly back in the lead. 

However, the visitors were not finished and Ragusi was on the end of some wide passes out to the wing, he threw the dummy and dived over the line to score. 

In the end, Munster proved too strong and the Irish side clinched the 30-19 victory.

The scorers:

For Munster:
Tries: Zebo, Stander, O'Donnell, Penalty try
Con: Keatley 2
Pen: Keatley

For Treviso:
Tries: Luamanu, Pratichetti, Ragusi
Con: Hayward 2

Munster: 15 Felix Jones, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Simon Zebo, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Tommy O'Donnell, 6 Peter O'Mahony (c), 5 Donnacha Ryan, 4 Billy Holland, 3 Stephen Archer, 2 Duncan Casey, 1 Dave Kilcoyne.
Replacements: 16 Eusebio Guinazu, 17 John Ryan, 18 BJ Botha, 19 Donncha O'Callaghan, 20 Dave O'Callaghan, 21 Duncan Williams, 22 JJ Hanrahan, 23 Ronan O'Mahony.

Treviso: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Andrea Pratichetti, 13 Luca Morisi, 12 Enrico Bacchin, 11 Ludovico Nitoglia, 10 Sam Christie, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Mat Luamanu, 7 Francesco Minto, 6 Paul Derbyshire, 5 Corniel Van Zyl (c), 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Rupert Harden, 2 Davide Giazzon, 1 Matteo Zanusso.
Replacements: 16 Albert Anae, 17 Josè Novak, 18 Romulo Acosta, 19 Meyer Swanepoel, 20 Nicola Cattina, 21 Marco Lazzaroni, 22 Simone Ragusi, 23 James Ambrosini.

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
TMO: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)

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