Munster v Ospreys: Champions Cup player ratings

Munster v Ospreys: Champions Cup player ratings
Munster's Fineen Wycherley after the win over Ospreys. Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mike Haley: Had a decent game with his chip and catch in the first half got the crowd into the game. Got an assist with Rory Scannell for Conor Murray’s try and filled in at scrum half as well for a few minutes. 7 

Andrew Conway: Left with a HIA and didn’t return was prominent in two attacks in the 11 minutes he was on but not on long enough for rating. Dan Goggin filled in ably. 7 

Sam Arnold: A last minute call-up for knee injury victim Chris Farrell made a few telling breaks in the centre and gives Munster more of an option in the running game. 7 

Rory Scannell: Will not want to look at the replay of the try he nearly scored but had a really solid game as always. Got an assist with Murray’s try. 7 

Calvin Nash: Had his moment late in the game and was unlucky not to get a score. Didn’t see enough of the ball, but defended well in the opening 20 minutes. 7 

JJ Hanrahan: Kicked all bar one of his conversions and played well and kept the ball moving well. Was lucky not to have conceded an intercept try. 7 

Conor Murray: Had his best game of the season so far put a lot of speed on the ball, scored a try and bossed the breakdown. 8 

Dave Kilcoyne: Will be challenging Cian Healy in the Six Nations side. Dynamic carries as he has been doing all season. 8 

Niall Scannell: One crooked throw didn’t put him off his stride and did a lot of clearing out on the deck. 7 

Stephen Archer: One of the Munster players who has cut a decent vein of form over a tough few weeks and scored a try to top off a decent block of games. 8 

Fineen Wycherley: Got in Alun Wynn Jones’ face and the Lion and Welsh international didn’t like it. Another European game under his belt will do him no harm. 8 

Billy Holland: Probably doesn’t get the recognition for the donkey work he does at the coalface, he was one of the reasons that the ball was quickly back to Murray with his clean-out work. 8 

Peter O’Mahony: Had a solid game and led by example with his loose play. Showed up on the wing a good few times during the first half. 7 

Jack O’Donoghue: Certainly put his hand up for national coach Andy Farrell. Made one huge break and was unlucky not to score. 8 

CJ Stander: Had his best game for a while in either red or green and that was due to the amount of carries he had, 22 in all. 8

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