Laulala snatches win for Munster
Cardiff crashed to their sixth successive defeat and their fifth in a row against Munster, but it took a last-minute try from former Blues centre Casey Laulala to secure a 24-18 victory for the Irish at the death.
Dafydd Hewitt and Lewis Jones were the Blues try scorers as Jason Tovey kicked a penalty and Ceri Sweeney booted a penalty and a conversion.
Tommy O'Donnell grabbed a brace of tries for Munster with Ronan O'Gara booting nine points.
The shattered home side had to settle for a losing bonus point after a performance which will have restored a lot of pride after their recent travails.