Munster earn consolation win after beating Ospreys 33-6

CJ Stander scored two tries for Munster
CJ Stander scored two tries for Munster

Munster 33-6 Ospreys, Thomond Park

CJ Stander scored a double as Munster earned a consolation 33-6 victory over Ospreys in their Heineken Champions Cup clash at Thomond Park on Sunday.

This is Munster's third win from six games but they failed to make it to the quarter-finals with Saracens joining Racing 92 from the group while Ospreys' tournament ends with six straight defeats.

Luke Price kicked back to back penalties to set the proceedings for Ospreys while Munster suffered a setback with Andrew Conway leaving the field with an injury.

CJ Stander helped the Irish side get off the mark with CJ Stander dotting down in the 31st minute and Stephen Archer followed the suit at the stroke of half-time while JJ Hanrahan kicked both the conversions to make the scoreline 14-6 at the end of the first half.

Munster were quick to get off the block with Conor Murray strolling over the line and they thought they claimed the bonus point but Rory Scannell dropped the ball before touching down. Eventually the bonus point came at the end of the third quarter with Craig Casey scoring their fourth try to make it 26-6.

Any chance of an Ospreys comeback was put off with Olly Cracknell sin-binned in the 76th minute and Stander with his second capped off a fantastic game for Munster as they completed a 27-point victory.


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