Rugby - Munster hand Ulster first defeat

Ulster lost for the first time in this season's RaboDirect PRO12 as Munster recorded a 24-10 victory in a lacklustre derby match at Thomond Park.

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Rugby - Munster hand Ulster first defeat

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Simon Zebo crossed for one of Munster's tries

Starved of territory for long stretches of a pedestrian first period, a late push yielded a penalty try for Munster who went to the break 10-3 in front.

The gap was out to 14 points when Simon Zebo split the defence five minutes after the break, and Peter O'Mahony soon crashed over for the third try but Munster were unable to fashion a fourth for the bonus point, and Ulster gained a late consolation score when replacement Ali Birch finished off a fine three-man move.

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