A late rally from Munster saw them beat Treviso and open a two-point lead at the top of Conference A.

Johann van Graan made 11 changes from the team that beat Cardiff but still had enough resilience to see off the Italians, who are a tougher proposition than previous campaigns.

The southern province now lead Glasgow at the top of the table, although with only one game to play to the Scots' two. Glasgow face Leinster in the RDS on Saturday afternoon.

Treviso were quick out of the blocks and led 10-0 early on thanks to a Tommaso Benvenuti try and the boot of Tommaso Allan.

Munster hit back through converted tries from Rhys Marshall and Dan Goggin, but two penalties from Allan nosed his side back in front at 16-14.


JJ Hanrahan kicked the first of three penalties for Munster to regain the lead, but Monty Ioane crossed for Treviso and then Munster lost Darren Sweetnam to the sin bin.

Treviso collected a penalty try for a 28-20 lead but Munster then found gear.

Shane Daly and Alby Mathewson both crossed the whitewash, with Hanrahan tagging the extras on both for a come-from-behind win.