WATCH: Munster claim bonus point Champions Cup win over 14-man Gloucester

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent, at Thomond Park


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent, at Thomond Park


Munster claim bonus win in Champions Cup over 14-man Gloucester

Alby Mathewson congratulates team-mate Andrew Conway after scoring one of Munster's five tries in the Heineken Champions Cup against Gloucester at Thomond Park

MUNSTER claimed a 36-22 bonus point win over 14-man Gloucester in their Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 fixture at Thomond Park on Saturday.

Munster scored five tries in all to claim a maximum five-point haul before an official attendance of 23,068.

The complexion of the game changed in the 29th minute with the red-carding of Gloucester’s England international out-half Danny Cipriani.

Mike Haley, Luke Marshall, Joey Carbery, Sammy Arnold and Andrew Conway scored tries for Munster as the home side claimed a maximum five-point haul.

However, the major talking point from the game was Cipriani's dismissed for a shoulder barge into Munster centre Rory Scannell's head on the half hour mark.

Munster's win came at a cost with flanker Tommy O'Donnell and centre Dan Goggin suffering nasty injuries.

MUNSTER: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam; Joey Carbery, Duncan Williams; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O'Mahony (capt), Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander. Replacements: Kevin O'Byrne, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, JJ Hanrahan, Sam Arnold.

GLOUCESTER: Jason Woodward; Matt Banahan, Billy Twelvetrees, Mark Atkinson, Tom Marshall; Danny Cipriani, Callum Braley; Josh Hohneck, Franco Marais, Fraser Balmain, Tom Savage, Ed Slater (capt), Freddie Clarke, Jake Polledri, Ben Morgan. Replacements: Henry Walker, Val Rapava Ruskin, Ciaran Knight, Gerbrandt Grobler, Gareth Evans, Ben Vellacott, Owen Williams, Tom Hudson.

REFEREE: Alexandre Ruiz (France)