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Munster edge out Connacht

Leaders Munster got out of jail in their Magners League clash at the Sportsground as they survived a furious late onslaught from provincial rivals Connacht to win 16-12.

With Niall Ronan in the sin-bin, Munster's pack had to grit their teeth and see out a series of injury-time scrums, five metres from their line, before Connacht's brave bid was ended by a turnover in the loose.

A fortuitous try from Tom Gleeson and 11 points from the boot of stand-in captain Ronan O'Gara saw Munster edge a tight result that keeps them ahead of the chasing pack in the table. Ian Keatley, who helped Connacht establish a 6-3 half-time lead, kicked four penalties for the hosts in wet and windy conditions.

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