Leinster went behind to a Shane Howarth penalty but responded with a try from Shane Horgan converted by Nathan Spooner and they held that 7-3 lead until the break. In the second half two Nathan Spooner penalties gave them some breathing space and at the death Peter McKenna - a replacement for Denis Hickie - scored a try in the corner, Spooner's conversion coming back off the post.
At The Brewery Field in Wales first half tries from Mike Mullins and John Kelly eased Munster to a 13-6 interval lead. However they were made to work hard for their eventual 16-12 victory. Bridgend out-half Craig Warlow landed two penalties to keep his side in touch and Munster had to mount a fierce rearguard action before securing the precious points.