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Aironi 10-20 Munster

Aironi (3) 10
Try: Williams Con: Bocchino Pen: Marshall Munster (6) 20
Tries: D Ryan, Penalty Con: Warwick (2) Pens: Warwick (2)

Munster's Paul Warwick is blocked by James Marshall and Fabio Staibano of Aironi
Munster's Paul Warwick is blocked by James Marshall and Fabio Staibano

Munster consolidated their position as runaway Magners League leaders by seeing off Italian hosts Aironi at Stadio Zaffanella.

The Irish province prevailed thanks to lock Donnacha Ryan's touchdown and a penalty try, while Paul Warwick booted two penalties and both conversions.

Aironi gained a consolation score through their forward Nick Williams. Munster, though, were never in danger of being unsettled in their relentless push towards the title play-offs.

Ryan, meanwhile, was one of three players who collected yellow cards, with Aironi wing Guilio Toniolatti and flanker Gareth Krause also cautioned.

Aironi: Demas, Robertson, Pavan, Pratichetti, Toniolatti, Marshall, Travagli, A. De Marchi, D'Apice, Staibano, Furno, Bortolami, Sole, Krause, Williams.

Replacements: Bocchino for Marshall (58), Bronzini for Travagli (76), A. De Marchi for A. De Marchi (62), Santamaria for D'Apice (49), Redolfini for Staibano (60), Biagi for Furno (72), Cattina for Krause (72).

Not used: Pizarro.

Munster: J Murphy, D Hurley, Mafi, Tuitupou, Zebo, Warwick, Williams, du Preez, Varley, Buckley, Nagle, O'Driscoll, D Ryan, O'Donnell, Coughlan.

Replacements: Howlett for D. Hurley (45), Cusack for Warwick (65), Murray for Williams (53), Horan for du Preez (65), Fogarty for Varley (60), Archer for Buckley (65), Quinlan for Nagle (60).

Not used: Holland.

Att: 1,800

Ref: David Jones (Wales).

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