GUINNESS PRO12: Munster finish strongly to deny Cardiff Blues

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A strong finish from Munster secured a 35-27 win in Cork and denied Cardiff Blues only their second away victory in the Guinness PRO12 since last September.

Man-of-the-match Ian Keatley converted tries from Jordan Coghlan (61) and Andrew Conway (72) as Anthony Foley’s men made it four wins on the bounce, despite a patchy performance overall.

Well-worked tries from Tavis Knoyle and Richard Smith had Cardiff leading 17-14 at the interval, sandwiching converted scores from Munster’s Mike Sherry and Keatley.

Tom Isaacs and Sherry swapped tries in the third quarter, but the Irish province outscored the visitors 14-3 over the closing 20 minutes with the Blues ending the game without the sin-binned Jevon Groves.