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Zebo becomes Munster's all-time top try scorer

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Simon Zebo became Munster's all-time top try scorer as his side recorded a much-needed 47-0 bonus-point win over Zebre in the Guinness PRO12.

Zebo's second-half brace at Thomond Park took him to 43 tries in 97 provincial appearances, thus ending Anthony Horgan's 41-try record which stood for seven years.

Munster took a 14-0 lead into half-time having played into a very strong wind, with Ronan O'Mahony's 26th-minute try adding to an early penalty try.

The home side failed to fully punish Zebre for successive yellow cards (Quintin Geldenhuys and Giulio Toniolatti), but they soon stormed clear thanks to a run of touchdowns from Zebo (2), CJ Stander and Conor Murray, along with a second penalty try.

Title holders Glasgow Warriors extended their winning run in the Guinness PRO12 to five matches with a hard-fought 27-17 victory over Ulster at Scotstoun.

Finn Russell was the key man for the champions, creating tries for Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour and kicking 14 points.

Hogg had the final word with a monstrous penalty in an encounter that saw Glasgow trail until the final quarter when they pulled away to secure an important success.

Iain Henderson and Stuart McCloskey had a try apiece for Ulster, both converted by Paddy Jackson, who also kicked a penalty.

Cardiff Blues avenged their shock defeat in Treviso with an eight-try 56-8 thrashing of the Italians at the Arms Park.

In February, the Italians picked up their first league win of the season with a 13-7 win but they never looked like repeating it as Blues climbed to seventh in the PRO12 table and maintained their hopes of a European Champions Cup berth for next season.

Josh Navidi, Ellis Jenkins, Rey Lee-Lo, Manoa Vosawai, Tom James, Dan Fish, Rhys Patchell and Kristian Dacey scored tries for Blues with Gareth Anscombe converting three and kicking two penalties. Replacement Jarrod Evans added two conversions.

A try from Marco Lazzaroni and a penalty from Jayden Hayward was Treviso's response.