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European Champions Cup: Head coach Anthony Foley hails Munster's Treviso triumph

Munster 32-7 Treviso

By Staff Reporter

Munster head coach Anthony Foley praised his players for turning in an "impressive display" in their hard-earned 32-7 bonus-point win over Treviso in Pool 4 of the European Champions Cup at Thomond Park.

It took hot favourites Munster until the 75th minute to secure the try-scoring bonus point through winger Simon Zebo against their resilient Italian opponents.

Afterwards Foley said Munster had showed a good attitude and work-rate in seeing off a Treviso side which is rooted to the foot of the PRO12 table.

Foley said: "We got four tries and came away with the five points.

"It was an impressive display by the players and it shows a good attitude, good work-rate and a willingness to put their shoulder to the wheel. It was great to see.

"I thought it was the best we have played in those conditions, the way we controlled the first half.

"It was seldom they got into our 22 and I thought it was well marshalled by our nine and ten (Conor Murray and Ian Keatley).

"There was a hefty workload put in by the forward pack in the first half in terms of keeping the ball, trying to move it up the pitch through the maul.

"For the boys to get five points and four tries, you take your hat off to them."

Munster travel to Paris as they are set to face Top 14 champions Stade Francais in what is sure to be an emotional Champions Cup pool fixture on Sunday.

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