In a game to forget for the Ospreys, it was Munster who came away from Thomond Park with a comfortable win.
Munster were the first team to enjoy a spell of possession in this one, but it was the Ospreys who got on the scoreboard first. A Munster pass was read perfectly by Huw Sutton who broke from the halfway and made it deep into the Munster 22. The home team gave away a penalty in the resulting ruck and Stephen Myler was able to knock it through. 3-0 Ospreys.
It appeared as though Munster might score the first try of the game after putting pressure on the Ospreys near their line but some clinical work at the breakdown from Morgan Morris won them a turnover.
Ospreys were able to clear shortly after but Munster were able to come away with three points in their next trip to the Ospreys 22. Carbery knocks through, 3-3.
Munster would score again shortly after, Gavin Coombes going over for the score. It proved to be a minute to forget for the Ospreys, as Bradley Davies was sent to the bin for a high tackle following a TMO review. 10-3 to Munster after the conversion.
The one man advantage seemed to be taking its toll on the Ospreys as Munster were next to score a try, their centres linking up for a Mala Fekitoa score. Munster miss the conversion, 15-3.
Morgan Morris was making a huge nuisance of himself at the breakdown in the first quarter of the game, winning his second turnover as we passed the 20 minute mark.
Munster got on the scoreboard next, the centres combining again as Fekitoa offloads to Frisch for the try. Munster miss the conversion, 20-3.
As we approached halftime, Munster were able score again through Carberry who converted his own try. 27-3 Munster.
Ospreys went close before the half, after some great carries from the pack, but Munster were able to eventually turn the ball over.
HALFTIME – MUNSTER RUGBY 27, OSPREYS 3.
Munster continued their performance into the second half, scrum-half Paddy Paterson scoring their fifth try of the game. Conversion missed, 32-3 Munster.
The home team had the next chance of the game, a cross-field kick found Simon Zebo but Iestyn Hopkins was there to stop the try with well-timed tackle.
Gavin Coombes added to the score-line not long after with a pick and go. Carberry converts, 39-3.
With 60 minute mark looming, Frisch broke through again for Munster, but Iestyn Hopkins was able to come up with another try saving tackle. The youngster looking like a veteran on his Ospreys debut.
After an extended spell of Munster pressure, Simon Zebo was able to score next. Conversion missed, 44-3.
Munster scored twice in the closing stages, converting both tries.
FULL TIME – MUNSTER RUGBY 58, OSPREYS 3.