Scarlets 20 Munster 20
Scarlets scored a try and kicked a penalty in the final quarter of the match to earn a draw against Munster.
Neither team headed into this evening's game in decent form, although both had recorded wins a week earlier. The first points of the match came during a frantic 15 minute period at the beginning of the first half and the lion's share were scored by Munster. Scarlets were the first off the mark, courtesy of a Sean Lamont try, but the visitors roared back and established a seven point lead thanks to scores from Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo. Munster then went further in front when Ian Keatley booted over a penalty, although the hosts were able to reduce the deficit thanks to a three pointer from Rhys Priestland. The two penalties seemed to slow the pace of the game following a quickfire start and there were to be no further points before half-time. The beginning of the second half did not bring with it the avalanche of points we'd seen in the first half, but a Keatley penalty on 55 minutes gave Munster a ten-point cushion. That score left Scarlets with a mountain to climb, but they were able to regroup and force their way back into the contest in the final quarter. Just after the hour, Aaron Shingler crossed for Scarlets' second try of the evening to take the home side to within three points of Munster. And the scores were level as the game headed into the final ten minutes thanks to Priestland's second penalty of the match. Both sides searched desperately in the closing stages for the points that would win them the match, but defences held firm, ensuring that the spoils were shared.