Result: Munster secure quarter-final spot with win

Munster's Mick Sherry tries to do a runner on December 8, 2012
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Munster are through to the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup after beating Racing Metro in their final pool game.

Munster secured the bonus-point win that they needed against Racing Metro to progress to the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup.

The visitors faced an uphill battle for much of the game, with Antoine Batut shown a red card after just five minutes of play for catching James Downey in the head with his knee.

First-half tries from Mike Sherry, Simon Zebo and Conor Murray left the hosts firmly in control of the tie heading in to the break.

Zebo continued to be a threat in the second half, completing a hat-trick of tries within 15 minutes of the restart.

A scrappy 20 minutes, which saw few scoring opportunities for either team, resulted in both sides finishing with a player in the sin bin.

The victory ensures that Munster progress from the pool stage of the cup at the expense of reigning champions Leinster.

Stuart McInally wins the ball for Edinburgh during their Heineken Cup match with Munster on 13 January, 2013
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