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Simon Zebo, Munster, makes his way out from the tunnel before the game. European Rugby Champions Cup 2014/15, Pool 1, Round 6, Munster v Sale Sharks

Simon Zebo, Munster, makes his way out from the tunnel before the game. European Rugby Champions Cup 2014/15, Pool 1, Round 6, Munster v Sale Sharks

Simon Zebo, Munster, makes his way out from the tunnel before the game. European Rugby Champions Cup 2014/15, Pool 1, Round 6, Munster v Sale Sharks

SIMON ZEBO and Andrew Conway both crossed twice as Munster dominated their Champions Cup dead rubber against a young Sale outfit at Thomond Park.

Both sides were out of the running in Pool One, but Munster salvaged some pride with a runaway 65-10 bonus-point victory that included eight second-half tries.

An early Zebo effort launched Munster towards a 10-0 lead, before the stubborn Sharks rallied with a tremendous Tom Arscott score and just three points separated the sides at the break - 13-10.

However, after Keith Earls crowned his first start of the season with an excellent individual try and a penalty try was added, the floodgates were well and truly opened as Pat Howard, Zebo, Andrew Conway (two), Tommy O'Donnell and Duncan Williams all touched down between the 65th and 80th minutes.

Late on replacement JJ Hanrahan's third successful conversion gave Anthony Foley#'s Munster their highest ever score in European rugby - beating their 64 points in a 64-0 win over Viadana in December 2002.


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