Scarlets and Munster secure Pro14 semi-finals

Defending champions Scarlets and Munster booked their places in the Pro14 semi-finals with qualifying victories on Saturday.

Scarlets were only pipped to top spot in Conference B on points difference by Leinster, but they ensured they will join the Irish side in the last four by defeating Cheetahs 43-8.

Cheetahs were completely outclassed and did not score their first try until the 76th minute, having fallen behind early and never recovered.

Steff Evans crossed twice in the first half, while Leigh Halfpenny went over and a further three home tries followed after the break.

Munster are also through to the semis after edging past Edinburgh 20-16, with the departing Simon Zebo creating a key try for Keith Earls.

Earls' score added to an earlier Rhys Marshall try, but Munster had to endure a nervy second half after Nathan Fowles brought Edinburgh back into contention 22 minutes from time.

They will face Leinster in a fortnight, while Scarlets travel to Glasgow Warriors a day earlier.

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