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Munster's European nightmare ends with four-try win against Treviso

Ronan O’Mahony was man of the match with two tries in Italy.

Conor Murray celebrates his try with his team-mates.
Conor Murray celebrates his try with his team-mates.
Image: Matteo Ciambelli/INPHO

Munster 28-5 Benetton Treviso

MUNSTER FINISHED THEIR Champions Cup nightmare on an upbeat note with a bonus-point win against Treviso.

Man of the match Ronan O’Mahony ran in a try in either half as Anthony Foley’s side registered a third win to go with their three losses in Pool 4.

But the reality of this dead-rubber win will do nothing to paper over the failings of a catastrophic European campaign.

There were just five minutes on the clock when Conor Murray peeled off the back of a maul and fed O’Mahony for the game’s opening try under the posts.

And Munster stretched their lead in the 16th minute when Dave Kilcoyne burrowed over from close range and Ian Keatley added the extras to make it 14-0.

A yellow card for Billy Holland shortly before the break allowed Treviso to capitalise, with Marco Lazzaroni scoring their only try, though Jayden Hayward squandered the conversion — one of three missed kicks by the full-back in that first half.

Murray got in on the act to score himself when he sliced open the Treviso cover with neat show and go in the 50th minute.

And substitute Jack O’Donoghue made his presence felt when he broke away to set up O’Mahony for his second, and Munster’s fourth, try of the afternoon.

Benetton Treviso

15. Jayden Hayward
14. Andrea Pratichetti
13. Enrico Bacchin
12. Alberto Sgarbi
11. Simone Ragusi
10. James Ambrosini
9. Alberto Lucchese

1. Matteo Zanusso
2. Ornel Gega
3. Simone Ferrari
4. Marco Fuser
5. Jeff Montauriol
6. Marco Lazzaroni
7. Alessandro Zanni (c)
8. Abraham Steyn

Munster

15. Simon Zebo
14. Keith Earls
13. Francis Saili
12. Rory Scannell
11. Ronan O’Mahony
10. Ian Keatley
9. Conor Murray

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Mike Sherry
3. John Ryan
4. Dave Foley
5. Donnacha Ryan
6. Billy Holland
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. CJ Stander (c)

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