The top 2 in Conference B last season were Edinburgh and Munster, and it is likely to be those two again competing for a home semi-final. CJ Standers late try with Ben Healy once again landing a late kick meant Munster are 100% from their first two games.
Two penalties inside the first 5 minutes from Healy gave Munster the lead. But Mark Bennett’s try, converted by van der Walt put the away side in front. Healy kicked another penalty to swing the lead back in Munster’s favor.
Jack O’Donoghue thought he had scored but his try was rulled by the TMO. Edinburgh took advantage through prop WP Nel. Healy kept Munster in the game with another penalty. At halftime Edinburgh led 12-14.
Van der Walt and healy exchanged penalties before the former was shown yellow just before the hour mark. Healy kicked the resulting penalty. Bennett kicked a penalty during the sin binning before van der Walt returned to extend the lead to 23-18. With three minutes to go Stander found his way over the line with Healy adding the conversion.
Munster 25-23 Edinburgh
A second big win in a row for Munster makes them early season favorites to top conference B.