GUINNESS PRO12: Munster take maixmum points against Zebre to keep pressure on at top of table

CJ Stander scores for Munster
CJ Stander scores for Munster

MUNSTER 47 ZEBRE 0

Simon Zebo became Munster’s all-time top try scorer as his side recorded a much-needed 47-0 bonus point win over Zebre in the Guinness PRO12.

Zebo’s second-half brace at Thomond Park took him to 43 tries in 97 provincial appearances, thus ending Anthony Horgan’s 41-try record which stood for seven years.

Munster took a 14-0 lead into half-time having played into a very strong wind, with Ronan O’Mahony’s 26th-minute try adding to an early penalty try.

The home side failed to fully punish Zebre for successive yellow cards (Quintin Geldenhuys and Giulio Toniolatti), but they soon stormed clear thanks to a run of touchdowns from Zebo (2), CJ Stander and Conor Murray, along with a second penalty try.

The win propelled Munster into fourth place in the standings - although the result of Glasgow v Ulster was still pending.