BORDERS 0 MUNSTER 36, Netherdale (Att: 1,485)
Scorers: Borders: -
Munster: Tries: Alan Quinlan, Shaun Payne, Frankie Sheahan, Tim McGann, Jerry Flannery; Cons: Jeremy Manning, Eoghan Hickey 3; Pen: Manning
The home side had competed well in the opening exchanges before a Jeremy Manning penalty opened Munsterâ00s account which was followed by tries before the break by Shaun Payne and Frankie Sheahan.
Manning slotted the conversion to make the gap 15 points - leaving the hosts with a tough task to get back into the contest.
But any hopes of a fightback were dashed as Munster rattled up three more tries in quick succession through Alan Quinlan, Tim McGann and Jerry Flannery - all converted by substitute Eoghan Hickey.
TIME LINE: 9 minutes â00 Borders penalty: missed by Calum MacRae; 12 mins â00 Munster penalty: Jeremy Manning â00 0-3; 34 mins â00 Munster try: Shaun Payne â00 0-8; conversion: missed by Jeremy Manning; 40+3 mins â00 Munster try: Frankie Sheahan â00 0-13; conversion: Jeremy Manning â00 0-15; Half-Time â00 Borders 0 Munster 15; 51 mins â00 Munster try: Alan Quinlan â00 0-20; conversion: Eoghan Hickey â00 0-22; 56 mins â00 Munster try: Tim McGann â00 0-27; conversion: Eoghan Hickey â00 0-29; 63 mins â00 Munster try: Jerry Flannery â00 0-34; conversion: Eoghan Hickey â00 0-36; Full-Time â00 Borders 0 Munster 36
BORDERS: Calum MacRae (capt); Stuart Moffat, Ben MacDougall, Nick De Luca, Simon Danielli; Steve Jones, Rob Chrystie; Ryan Grant, Steve Scott, Ed Kalman, John Dalziel, Richie Vernon, Scott Newlands, Andy Miller, Scott Gray.
Replacements used: Scott Forrest for Gray (16 mins), Bruce Douglas for Kalman (35), Ross Ford for Scott (51), Garry Law for De Luca (58), Kalman for Grant (65), Gregor Townsend for MacRae (68), Brendan McKerchar for Chrystie (74). Not used: Bruce McNeil.
MUNSTER: Christian Cullen; Shaun Payne, Barry Murphy, Lifeimi Mafi, Ian Dowling; Jeremy Manning, Tomas O'Leary; Darragh Hurley, Frankie Sheahan, Federico Pucciariello, Mick O'Driscoll (capt), Chris Wyatt, Alan Quinlan, Tim McGann, James Coughlan.
Replacements used: Donnacha Ryan for Coughlan (18 mins), Jerry Flannery for Sheahan, Eoghan Hickey for Manning (both 46), Brian Oâ00Meara for Oâ00Leary, Mossie Lawlor for Payne, Tony Buckley for Pucciariello (all 65), Mark Melbourne for Wyatt (72).
Sin Bin: -; IrishRugby.ie man of the match: McGann (Munster)
Referee: James Jones (Wales)