Leinster Rugby remained five points clear at the top of Guinness PRO14 Conference B following a 30-22 win over Munster at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

A penalty try in the opening minutes followed by a superb James Lowe finish gave Leinster a 14-0 lead before Munster struck back with two tries from Tadhg Beirne and CJ Stander.

Eight points from the boot of Ross Byrne, including an outstanding touchline conversion, meant Leinster led 20-12 at the break.

Leo Cullen’s men struck first in the second period, Lowe finishing superbly again after a Jamison Gibson-Park pass found him on the left wing.

Munster scored again through Alby Mathewson, but a penalty with 10 minutes to go from Byrne – who finished with a 100% record from the tee – secured the win.

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