Munster kings of Ireland

Munster muzzled Ulster in the all-Ireland Magners League derby at the weekend.

Munster, having been beaten twice by Ulster in 2006, trailed 13-12 at halftime, but gained control in the second half to win 21-13. Both teams, one the European champions and the other the Celtic League holders, were at full strength.

In the other Irish match-up Brian O’Driscoll inspired Leinster to a 31-16 win against Connacht and in Scotland Edinburgh won 14-9 at Murrayfield against Glasgow.