Leinster Rugby started their Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup marketing campaign with a 27-3 defeat to Munster on the RDS Area.
The depth of the early exchanges was ferocious, either side fast to resume rivalries.
A calf damage to Caelan Doris pressured a late Leinster change, James Ryan coming into the second row with Josh Murphy shifting again to No 8.
The guests struck first when Peter O’Mahony picked Hugh O’Sullivan’s pocket and Damian De Allende broke by the house defence on midway for a 30-metre achieve, sending Conor Murray to the posts for Joey Carbery to transform within the sixth minute.
Harry Byrne was quickly leaving the motion for David Hawkshaw to take over at 10.
An ungainly problem within the air by Tadhg Beirne on Ryan meant a penalty, Hawkshaw’s first contribution a well-angled penalty to the touch.
The Blues moved left for Dave Kearney to ascertain width and swiftly proper the place Beirne dedicated an infringement in going off his toes, Hawkshaw calmly placing from left of the posts for 7-3 within the tenth minute.
A Leinster set-piece sample, with Lowe beating two defenders and Murphy one other, got here to nothing when CJ Stander grabbed a penalty on the breakdown.
The frenzied nature of the play noticed Leinster’s lineout misfiring near dwelling.
Beirne and Stander virtually cracked the quilt. However, Stephen Archer’s harmful play involving Ryan noticed referee Chris Busby yellow card the tighthead.
As at all times, Lowe was probing, spinning out of a deal with to make floor earlier than Jack O’Donoghue was penalised for no wrap on the ruck on Ed Byrne.
Hawkshaw was unable to slender the hole from the appropriate as Munster led 10-3 on the break.
Leinster have been sluggish on the restart, handing up an instantaneous knock-on and area place. Munster couldn’t take benefit.
Leinster flicked the swap early within the second half, Lowe escaping up the left, Dan Sheehan flying ahead, O’Sullivan offering the hyperlink, Garry Ringrose conserving the transfer going and prop Byrne showing from nowhere.
Munster regrouped in defence to stem the tide, De Allende securing a turnover and Murray’s kick finishing the reduction.
Baird’s long-striding velocity defused a harmful state of affairs and a Carbery chip and accumulate marked a frenetic interval.
From a scrum, Farrell acquired shut and Murray dived dwelling for his second strive.
Cormac Foley turned the 58th Leinster participant this season when changing O’Sullivan, becoming a member of within the defensive position.
Munster’s maul marched ahead to persuade referee Busby a penalty strive was worthy of the drive, Foley seeing yellow for his half in it.
Martin Moloney was additionally launched, the Athy native making his debut as Leinster’s 59th man to play this season.
The penalties have been piling up and Munster seemed to show the screw by going to the nook for Beirne to drag within the lineout.
It was a sworn statement to Leinster’s resolve that they didn’t break, turning the pink shirts again for a turnover and successful a scrum penalty.
They even had one final likelihood to chunk again, sadly developing brief when Jeremy Loughman all however ended the sport with a steal on the ruck.