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Munster pass Aironi test

Aironi Rugby proved feisty opponents for Munster before some forward grunt propelled the Irish province to a 33-17 bonus-point win at Musgrave Park.

The visitors, one of two Italian newcomers to the Magners League, delighted their small pocket of fans by drawing level at 11-11 before half-time, with French full-back Julien Laharrague charging through for a 31st-minute try.

A strong start to the second half saw Munster assume greater control of proceedings. The sin-binning of Aironi prop Salvatore Perugini was quickly followed by tries from man of the match Niall Ronan and Tony Buckley. Experienced fly-half Ludovic Mercier sandwiched a Paul Warwick drop-goal with two penalties, but Munster bagged the bonus through Ronan's second try on 62 minutes.

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