Munster came away from Italy with a 28-0 win after they hammered Zebre. Zebre chances of even winning the game were dashed after 9 minutes when they had Bruno sent off for leading with the forearm.

After that sending off on 9 minutes, Munster rubbed further salt into the wounds. Calvin Nash got on the end of a good box kick from Chris Casey, beating Josh Renton in a foot race to the line. It looked like it was going to be a long half, but huge credit must go to the Zebre players as they held Munster to only one score from there to the break. Niall Scannell who was captain on the night had to be withdrawn due to an injury.

Munster finally got in for a try on 52 minutes. JJ Hanrahan pounced on some quick ball at the hosts try line before going over for his first try of the season. He converted the try. Munster had their third try in a matter of minutes. He floated a lovely pass to Rory Scannell who was on the right wing before going over for a try. Munster now going in search of a bonus point. They eventually did get the try on 73 minutes. Darren Sweetnam the man to touch down this time around.

Zebre tried their utmost to get on the scoreboard in the final minutes of the game. However, Johann Van Graan’s side held firm as they stood up to the test and kept their opponents scoreless.

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