Munster produced a superb attacking first half hitting the Italians for five tries to effectively kill the game going in at the break.
Tries from Jean Kleyn, Tyler Bleyendaal, Darren Sweetnam, Alex Wootton and Andrew Conway in the first half saw Munster punish the visitors who were slow out of the blocks while the returning Kleyn added his second after the break.
Munster will be looking to bounce back from defeat to the Scarlets in last year’s final and go one better this year. Although the opposition must be taken into account, Munster seem to have added an offloading dimension to their game that was lacking last year.
To the fore of Munster’s attacking threat was man of the match winner Andrew Conway who seems to have picked up where he left off last year with another fine attacking display.
Speaking to TG4 after the game Conway was happy with Munster’s first competitive outing of the season:
“It’s a good start, we knew it was going to be a tough game against Treviso, they were going to be fit and physical. First half, we probably got a few good scores and we were pretty happy about how were playing but in the second half we dropped off a bit.”
Next weekend sees the historic visit of the Cheetahs to Thomond Park with a 5:15pm kick off. The Bloemfontein side had a opening to their Pro14 campaign with a 42-19 defeat to Ulster at Ravenhill and will be looking to bounce back heading to Limerick.
Conway is looking forward to the visit of the South African outfit.
“Next week is going to be different to anything we have experienced playing Pro 12, now Pro14 so we will be looking to see what they did against Ulster and analyse them. We have played Treviso for years to we know generally what they are going to bring with slight changes year on year but this time it is going to be something completely fresh and completely new so it’s going to be really challenging.”
You can watch Conway’s full post match interview on the link below. Video credit TG4.
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