GUINNESS PRO12: Munster edge out Zebre in Parma

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ZEBRE 12 MUNSTER 16

Munster kept their Guinness PRO12 play-off ambitions on track with a hardfought 16-12 win over Zebre at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Saturday afternoon.

Lying in fifth coming into the game, Munster were playing their first league match since early January, and showed all their experience to grind out the win.

In foggy conditions at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, it was the visitors who led narrowly at half-time, 13-12, thanks to a converted try from Mark Chisholm and two Ian Keatley penalties.

Zebre stayed in it though, largely thanks to the efforts of fly-half Kelly Haimona, who knocked over four first-half penalties.

But a drop goal from Keatley after the break proved enough to stretch Munster clear and they saw out the remainder of the game.