Ospreys player ratings: Wales blow their impression with a clear defeat to Munster: Planet Rugby

Following a 23-7 loss to Munster in the United Rugby Championship quarter-final at Thomond Park on Friday night, here are our player ratings for the Ospreys.

Ospreys vs Munster player ratings

15 Max Nagy: Solid under the high ball to start with and stopped Shane Daly from scoring a ridiculous try in the 25th minute. Came into the game more strongly in attack later on. 6

14 Luke Morgan: Barely had any contact all game as Munster's defence blocked any width the Ospreys tried to exploit. The winger was lucky it wasn't a winter's night. 3

13 Owen Watkin: Five minutes later he gave away a beautiful no-look ball to number eight Morgan Morris for Keelan Giles' try before putting in a solid defence with nine turnovers on the night. A combative performance. 6

12 Kieran Williams: As ever, a bundle of energy in the Ospreys midfield, but his advance was somewhat limited by the Munster defence, who had obviously dealt well with the devastating carrier. 5

Impressive line and workmanship

11 Keelan Giles: He played a superb support line to Morris, which gave him a clear path for his early try, and proved to be the Ospreys' most successful attacking threat on the night. A hard-working performance to take to training camp for Wales. 7

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10 Owen Williams: Williams, standing in for the injured Dan Edwards, brought the ball to the line to break through Munster's stingy defence, a brave and decent performance despite the defeat. 5

9 Reuben Morgan Williams: It was a wonderfully clever dink for the Giles attempt and an overall solid day at the office. 6

Key player ratings from Planet Rugby 10 – Career-defining performance 9 – Absolute blockbuster performance 8 – Had a significant impact on the outcome of the game 7 – Committed and effective performance 6 – Flashes of inspiration outside of performing basic tasks 5 – Performs role required for position (base level) 4 – Poor execution of basic tasks 3 – Costly errors and/or in-game discipline 2 – Poor performance with a direct impact on the outcome 1 – Extremely ineffective throughout 0 – Should have carried water instead

8 Morgan Morris: Giles laid the ball on a silver platter, but was unable to get it past Munster's defence and only managed four metres in his seven runs. Gavin Coombes won this personal battle. 6

7 Justin Tipuric: He gave it his all, as we have come to expect from the Welsh legend, but like Morris, he came up short compared to his opposite number, but still caused problems for the Munster team. 7

6Jac Morgan: He showed a tireless performance in defence and in the breakdown. The Welsh winger finished the game with 19 tackles and seven runs over 12 metres. 7

5 Huw Sutton: A reliable distributor of options behind him and a solid option for the lineout. Speaking of which, Munster's maul was a threat on more than one occasion but was a collective problem for the Ospreys. 5

4 James Ratti: He was part of a solid set-piece performance from the Ospreys and also made a key contribution in defence with 18 tackles, the second most in the game, a real credit to him. 6

Solid Scrum performance

3 Tom Botha: Dominated Jeremy Loughman at the start of the scrum before the latter responded well shortly after. Overall, however, Botha was the best in this regard and also contributed 12 tackles. 7

2 Dewi Lake: The captain was a steely presence at Thomond Park, delivering an action-packed performance that included 15 tackles and seven possessions, as well as accurate darts and his contribution to the scrum. 7

1 Nicky Smith: Smith can also be pleased with his performance on set pieces and offered plenty of room to play early on. He seemed to have the upper hand on Stephen Archer and won a penalty in the scrum in the 31st minute. Both Smith and Botha's absences in the 54th minute hurt the Ospreys' attack. 6

Substitute: It was a tough task for the bench as Munster kept the scoreboard ticking and the Ospreys' fate was sealed, with none of the new signings really firing a shot. 3

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