Munster scraped through against Benneton to stretch their lead by 15 log points in Conference B of the Pro-14 competition. It took a last-gasp drop goal by JJ Hanrahan to secure the victory for the Irish-side. It would've been the team from Italy's first victory during this season's competition.
Flanker Chris Cloete (Selborne College) was in the starting line-up for Munster, while Springbok centre Damian de Allende (Milnerton) made an appearance from the bench.
Benneton had three South Africans in their squad that came within seconds of causing an upset. Irné Herbst (Waterkloof), Corniel Els (Grey College), and Eli Snyman (St John's College) all playing for the Italians. Els made his debut for Benneton from the bench in the match.
The Scarlets from Wales were taught a lesson by Leinster, who are sitting on top of Conference A of the competition. Leinster winning the clash by 52-25 scoring
South African Uzair Cassiem (Strand) set-up the losing side's first try by Dane Blacker after a run of about 35 metres. It was the former Cheetahs' player's 50th appearance for the Scarlets. Werner Kruger (Kempton Park) made an appearance from the bench for the Scarlets.
Munster 18 (12) - Tries: Darren Sweetnam, Niall Scannell. Conversion: JJ Hanrahan. Penalty: Ben Healy. Drop Goal: Hanrahan. Benneton 16 (11) - Tries: Angelo Esposito, Leonardo Sarto. Penalties: Tomasso Allan (2).
Leinster 52 (31) - Tries: Dan Leavy, James Tracey, Cian Kelleher, Luke McGrath, Max O'Reilly, David Hawkshaw, Penalty Try. Conversions: Harry Byrne (6). Penalty: Byrne. Scarlets 25 (13) - Tries: Dane Blacker, Will Homer, Angus O'Brien. Conversions: Sam Costello (2). Penalties: Costello (2).