Munster 43-13 Scarlets
A much-changed Munster side made it three wins from three after a very impressive performance in Wales this afternoon.
Going into the game many people didn’t give Munster a chance with wholesale changes, but they dominated for large periods of the game especially in the first half.
Calvin Nash, Ben Healy and Liam Coombes turned in great performances and did their chances no harm for next week’s game against Connacht.
Munster got off to a dream start rolls reversal to last weekend against the Stormers. Jack O’Sullivan went over for Munster in the fifth minute to give them a deserved lead.
Five minutes later Healy added a penalty after the Welsh side got punished for not rolling away in the tackle.
Scarlets thought they had themselves on the scoreboard only for to be denied by the TMO which ended up in a scrum for Munster.
They did have some joy and got a penalty of their own to reduce the gap to seven.
The move of the game came soon after as Calvin Nash got in on the act as he broke the line beautifully and assisted Coombes who went over the line to give Munster their second try.
After that the home team got some sort of momentum and scored a try against the run of play when Sam Costelow kicked behind with Johnny McNicholl going over for the home side.
Calvin Nash had the last say of the half with a great try and Munster now led 22-13 going in at the break.
Munster started the second half like they finished the first with Jeremy Loughman crashing over to secure the bonus point for the Irish side.
Scarlets tried to get a response soon after but the stoic Munster defence held firm which proved crucial for the away side.
The fifth try came soon after great play from Captain Jack O’Donoghue who kicked through with Liam Coombes picked it delightfully off the floor to give Munster daylight.
After more great work from Jack O’Sullivan in the scrum set up Chris Cloete, who went over the line for an incredible sixth try which rounded off a stunning performance.
The only down point to the win was RG Snyman coming off injured after been introduced from the bench but Munster laid down a marker to the rest of the championship that they will be hard to beat whatever side they put out.
Scarlets : Johnny McNicholl; Tom Rogers, Jonathan Davies (capt), Scott Williams, Steff Evans; Sam Costelow, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Samson Lee, Lloyd Ashley, Aaron Shingler, Blade Thomson, Dan Davis, Sione Kalamafoni.
Replacements : Ryan Elias, Wyn Jones, WillGriff John, Morgan Jones, Shaun Evans, Kieran Hardy, Dan Jones, Johnny Williams.
Munster: Matt Gallagher; Calvin Nash, Liam Coombes, Dan Goggin, Shane Daly; Ben Healy, Neil Cronin; Jeremy Loughman, Diarmuid Barron, Stephen Archer; Thomas Ahern, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Chris Cloete, Jack O’Sullivan.
Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Josh Wycherley, John Ryan, RG Snyman, Alex Kendellen, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Jack Daly.