Speaking after the game, man-of-the-match Jamie Heaslip said: "That was right up there with any international match in terms of intensity. It's always nice to beat Munster, but we know that it was a battle and we just came out on top.
"We have faith in our defence and we didn't panic and there were confrontations all over the pitch. We're not going to let this win go to our heads.
"Although it's good to have a bit more space between us at the top of the league, we have a lot of hard games coming up, particularly next week's one against Clermont Auvergne."
A disappointed Donncha O'Callaghan admitted afterwards: "They're a quality team to be fair to them. There's no excuses, we were out-played tonight, it's just so disappointing.
"This has got to hurt and this has to drive us on. There's no point moping around and feeling sorry for ourselves for the week."
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