**With the Six Nations having returned with a bang and the fresh Guinness PRO14 season now in full flow, there is plenty of rugby action to whet fans' appetites over the coming days and weeks.**\n\nWe begin Wednesday’s Media Watch in Ireland, where three-time champions **Munster** have enjoyed a perfect start to the season and kicked off the new Monday Night Rugby schedule of games in style with a 38-27 win over Cardiff Blues.\n\nHaving replaced the Welshmen at the top of the Conference B standings with the win at Thomond Park, boss [Johann van Graan applauded a great advertisement for the Championship,](https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/rugby/arid-40071419.html) that saw eight tries shared between the sides.\n\n“Two sides who came to play, brilliant conditions at Thomond Park, some fantastic tries for both teams and a positive result for us. That was a class game of rugby,” the 40-year-old said.\n\n“Cardiff are a quality team. You look how they annihilated Connacht last week and we knew this was going to be a top-of-the-table clash.\n\n“I’ve got confidence in our squad and this was a really tough game. Cardiff didn’t go away, they stuck with the game until the 80th minute so we are very happy with that performance.”\n\nNext up for the Limerick-based side is a trip to **Dragons,** whose back-rower [Ollie Griffiths believes Dean Ryan’s men need to quickly learn how to cope with the Irishmen’s power,](https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/18824997.ollie-griffiths-dragons-cope-munster-power/) after they went down 40-17 to Ulster in Round 3.\n\nGriffiths said: “Before Ulster we spoke about getting double tackles in and we were winning some collisions, but not necessarily slowing the ball down.\n\n“We will take a look at that and it is something we didn't do well enough. We did it in patches but certainly not consistently enough.\n\n“We need to learn and we need to learn fast. Munster will be the same and will bring the same sort of threats - driving lineout, big powerful ball carriers off nine - so we need to sort that out, especially being at home at Rodney Parade.”\n\nBefore their next Guinness PRO14 clash, **Dragons** are set to lock horns with **Cardiff Blues** in an A-team fixture on Wednesday afternoon, which represents a chance for academy players and senior stars short of game-time to get some minutes.\n\nThere is an added benefit for Blues however, as [it is understood that the game will count as the third and final match of Josh Turnbull’s suspension,](https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/dragons-cardiff-blues-lock-horns-19173099) after he was sent off against Zebre in Round 1.