MUNSTER AND THE Ospreys played out a 13-13 draw in their RaboDirect Pro 12 Clash in Thomond Park on Saturday evening.
Ronan O’Gara opened the scoring for the home side with a penalty after just four minutes.
However, the Welsh side were soon level through a Matthew Morgan penalty after 16.
Indeed the Ospreys took the lead on 25 minutes when another Morgan penalty found its way between the uprights.
Just before half-time, Munster drew level thanks again to O’Gara and a try from Damien Varley early in the second half looked set to give them the impetus they needed to go on and win the game.
However, Stephen Archer was sin-binned for tackling a player without the ball soon after and the Ospreys were able to take advantage when, on 52 minutes, Welsh flanker Jonathan Thomas went over for the score from a rolling maul.
Neither side would trouble the scoreboard operator for the remainder of the game, though it was the visitors who looked the more likely to score.
The result leaves Munster in sixth spot on 43 points with their hopes of a playoff place fading.
The Osprey’s, however, remain in fifth position, just one point off the Scarlets in fourth.