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Scannell stars as Munster secure comprehensive win over Zebre

It was a game in which the outcome was rarely in doubt with the Irish side taking a 24-7 half-time lead.

Munster's players pictured during their game with Zebre.
Munster's players pictured during their game with Zebre.
Image: Federico Matteucci/INPHO

Zebre 14

Munster 50

NIALL SCANNELL PRODUCED a man-of-the-match performance, as Munster earned a comfortable 50-14 bonus-point win over Zebre in today’s Pro12 clash in Parma.

It was a game in which the outcome was rarely in doubt with the Irish side taking a 24-7 half-time lead.

Scannell, Ronan O’Mahony (2), Tommy O’Donnell, James Cronin (2) and Rory Scannell got the tries for Munster, while Derick Minnie and Lloyd Greef registered consolation scores for the Italians, who have now lost 16 out of 17 Pro12 matches.

The victory keeps Munster on course for the Pro12 playoffs, with the province currently second in the table, two points behind leaders Leinster.

Zebre scorers:
Tries: Derick Minnie,  Lloyd Greef.
Conversions: Marcello Violi, Serafin Bordoli
Munster scorers:
Tries: Niall Scannell, Ronan O’Mahony (2), Tommy O’Donnell, James Cronin (2) and Rory Scannell.
Conversions: Tyler Bleyendaal (4), Rory Scannell (2)
Penalties: Tyler Bleyendaal.

ZEBRE: 15. Dion Berryman; 14. Kayle Van Zyl (23. Guglielmo Palazzani 64′), 13. Tommaso Boni, 12. Tommaso Castello (22. Matteo Pratichetti 71′), 11. Lloyd Greeff; 10. Serafin Bordoli, 9. Marcello Violi (21. Carlo Engelbrecht 71′); 1. Bruno Postiglioni (17. Andrea De Marchi 28′), 2. Oliviero Fabiana, 3. Bartholomeus Le Roux (18. Guillermo Roan 63′); 4. Gideon Koegelenberg, 5. Valerio Bernabo (capt) (19. Josh Furno 41′); 6. Maxime Mbanda (20. Pietro Ceccarelli 65′), 7. Derick Minnie (16. Sidney Tobias 67′), 8. Federico Ruzza.

MUNSTER: 15. David Johnston; 14. Darren Sweetnam, 13. Jaco Taute (23. Dan Goggin 65′), 12. Rory Scannell, 11. Ronan O’Mahony; 10. Tyler Bleyendaal (22. Bill Johnston 50′), 9. Duncan Williams (21. Angus Lloyd 58′); 1. Dave Kilcoyne (17. James Cronin 50′), 2. Niall Scannell (16. Rhys Marshall 63′), 3. John Ryan (18. Stephen Archer 63′); 4. Dave O’Callaghan, 5. Billy Holland (19. Darren O’Shea 69′); 6. Peter O’Mahony (Capt), 7. Tommy O’Donnell (20. Conor Oliver 57′), 8. Jack O’Donoghue.

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Referee: Sean Gallagher [IRFU].

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