|Munster (10) 31|
|Tries: McHenry, Knox, Salanoa, Healy Cons: Hanrahan 3, Healy Pens: Hanrahan|
|Benetton (7) 17|
|Tries: Duvenage, Els, Pettinelli Cons: Allan|
Munster’s second string recovered from a gradual starting up up to continue Benetton’s sexy Professional14 losing bustle because the dwelling aspect earned a 31-17 preserve in Limerick.
Dewaldt Duvenage’s 23rd-minute rating helped Benetton lead 7-0 but Alex McHenry’s are attempting in first-half hurt-time set the dwelling aspect 10-7 up at the damage.
Tries from props Keynan Knox and Roman Salanoa set Munster in entire preserve an eye on.
Benetton replied with tries from Corniel Els and Giovanni Pettinelli both aspect of a Ben Healy rating.
Nonetheless it completely changed into the Italians’ 14th successive reverse in this year’s opponents with next weekend’s final Conference game in Glasgow representing a final chance to cease their sinful bustle.
The match saw Scottish referee Hollie Davidson grab payment of her first prime-tier men’s splendid game.
Davidson produced a mute efficiency as Professional14 historical past changed into made with both the refereeing and TMO roles being undertaken by ladies with Pleasure Neville in the sales suppose.
With Munster giving a debut to lock Cian Hurley and handing first starts to Diarmuid Barron, Jake Flannery and Paddy Patterson, the dwelling aspect struggled to handle Benetton’s early enterprise because the Italians opted to bustle at the Irish province.
Italian global hover-half Tommaso Allan’s prolonged pass helped situation up Duvenage’s are attempting with Giovanni Pettinelli producing a amazing concluding off-load to the energetic South African-born scrum-half.
After Allan nailed a amazing conversion, JJ Hanrahan’s kick reduce inspire Benetton’s consequence in four however the Benetton number 10 then neglected a helpful chance to re-set the seven-level margin when he neglected a penalty from appropriate originate air the Munster 22.
The guests remained forward because the first half went into the purple but late Munster stress yielded centre McHenry’s are attempting after replacement scrum-half Reduce McCarthy’s prolonged pass and Rory Scannell’s hasty fingers.
After Hanrahan’s conversion left Munster 10-7 at the damage, the dwelling aspect dominated territory in the third quarter as props Knox and Salanoa dived over for terminate-differ finishes to lengthen the margin to 24-7.
A Corniel Els reply on 71 minutes reduce inspire Munster’s lead sooner than replacement hover-half Ben Healy’s rating secured the dwelling aspect’s a success bonus-level even though the guests had the final scoring advise as number eight Pettinelli burst sure a minute from time.
Munster shall be expected to parade a noteworthy-changed crew in next weekend’s Professional14 final towards their helpful Irish competitors Leinster.
Munster: Jake Flannery; Andrew Conway, Alex McHenry, Rory Scannell, Liam Coombes; JJ Hanrahan, Paddy Patterson; Liam O’Connor, Diarmuid Barron, Keynan Knox; Cian Hurley, Thomas Ahern; Jack O’Donoghue (capt), Chris Cloete, Jack O’Sullivan.
Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, Roman Salanoa, Jack Daly, Tommy O’Donnell, Reduce McCarthy, Ben Healy, Matt Gallagher.
Benetton: Jayden Hayward; Iliesa Ratuva, Joaquin Riera, Luca Morisi, Angelo Esposito; Tommaso Allan, Dewaldt Duvenage; Nicola Quaglio, Tomas Baravalle, Filippo Alongi; Irne Herbst, Eli Snyman; Alberto Sgarbi, Manuel Zuliani, Giovanni Pettinelli.
Replacements: Corniel Els, Thomas Gallo, Tiziano Pasquali, Nicola Piantella, Marco Barbini, Luca Petrozzi, Tommaso Benvenuti, Leonardo Sarto.