Paul Warwick came back to haunt his former team Connacht as he drove Munster to a deserved 25-10 Magners League triumph at Thomond Park.
Stepping effortlessly from full-back against the Ospreys into the number 10 role against Connacht, Warwick was central to a 20-point burst from Munster in 11 first-half minutes during which they put their Irish rivals to the sword.
Tries from man of the match Barry Murphy and Doug Howlett set the home side on the way to their ninth straight win and although they failed to pick up the bonus point, they are now 11 points clear at the top and within touching distance of the title.
Fionn Carr grabbed a Connacht try after the break although Freddie Pucciariello replied for Munster.
Scotland won three matches in this year's Championship
24 March 2017, 3:33pm
Scotland secured three RBS 6 Nations victories for the first time since 2006 as they beat Ireland, Wales and Italy at BT Murrayfield. Here we take a look at what lies ahead for the Scots in the next 12 months.
Peter Malone has been Nigel Carolan's assistant since 2015
24 March 2017, 11:56am
The IRFU have announced Peter Malone as the Ireland Under-20s interim head coach for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia this summer after Nigel Carolan announced he would take a position at Guinness PRO12 side Connacht.