Munster the Celtic League champions survived seven minutes of injury-time to hold out for a deserved victory. Leinster went in front with a superb try after just five minutes when Matt Leek slung out a long pass which was flicked on by Des Dillon for newcomer Brendan Burke to score out wide. Five penalties from Staunton did the trick for Munster who made the most of their chances unlike their opponents who missed several kicks.
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Ulster suffered a surprise defeat in their Celtic League opener, as their defence
Ulster led 21-16 at half-time in what was their opponents' first ever competitive outing. The Osprey's placed heavy pressure on Ulster in the opening minutes and were rewarded when a Scott Gibbs pass released winger Dave Tiueti for the line. Ulster's first half points came from Shane Stewart, Ronan McCormack and Andy Ward with Paddy Wallace converting all three tries.
The second half was all about the Ospreys with a converted try from Full-back Adrian Durston and two tries from out-half Gavin Henson, who then kicked the remaining points to give the Welsh the win.
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