GUINNESS PRO12: Munster floor Edinburgh to stand on brink of European Champions Cup qualification

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Munsters Andrew Conway scores a try against Edinburgh
h Munsters Andrew Conway scores a try against Edinburgh

MUNSTER 27 EDINBURGH 19

Francis Saili’s 76th-minute try sealed a vital 27-19 bonus-point win for Munster against Edinburgh to put them on the brink of Champions Cup qualification.

Anthony Foley’s men triumphed in Cork to move back into the Guinness PRO12’s top six, going five points clear of the Scots, who have fallen to seventh place.

The hosts led 20-13 at half-time thanks to tries from Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo and Andrew Conway - all in the same right corner - with Jason Tovey responding with two penalties and a superb solo seven-pointer.

Penalties from Tovey and replacement Sam Hidalgo-Clyne were the only scores of a nervy second half until centre Saili was driven over for the clinching touchdown.